China Cracks Down On TV Shows Deemed “Overly Entertaining”

By | Thursday October 27, 2011 @ 6:50am PDT

The government of China just put a chill into media companies salivating at the prospect of spreading entertainment shows to TV stations that reach the country’s booming middle class. The State Administration of Radio, Film and Television just ordered … Read More »

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Global Showbiz Briefs: UK, Germany, China

By | Monday September 19, 2011 @ 3:16am PDT

TV Production Company All3Media Suspends Sale Efforts After 6 Months
CEO Steve Morrison and the company’s board, including chief executive Steve Morrison, made the decision on a conference call Sunday, The Daily Telegraph reported. Sony Entertainment and private-equity firms are thought to be among the bidders, all of whom apparently came in too low for major stakeholder Permira. The private-equity house acquired its share of All3Media for $502M in 2006 and was thought to be seeking around $1.1B. The desire to capitalize on the U.S. success of its Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares and Skins and find a partner to expand internationally was considered a driving force for the sale. All3Media declined comment. Read More »

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