Mimi Turner

Hulu, ITV Close to Deal

LONDON ITV is on the point of signing an exclusive content deal with Hulu, the commercial online video platform co-owned by Disney, News Corp. and NBC Universal, in a deal […]

Execs Eye Extinction of Digital Freebies

Digital revenue may be small, but it is beautiful and growing and the era of free giveaways is over, execs at MIPTV said Monday. “I have a pretty strong point […]

BBC Must Cut Budget

LONDON BBC director general Mark Thompson said the company would have to achieve cost savings of $580 million over the next three years — in addition to the $760 million […]

U.K. Blocks Product Placement

LONDON Culture secretary Andy Burnham has blocked the introduction of product placement in the U.K., a move described as “perverse” by commercial broadcaster ITV and “astonishing” by European commissioner for […]

Euro Broadcasters Feel the Sting

LONDON Regardless of whether the U.S. passes the $700 billion bailout the second time around, the impact of chronically tightening financial markets and nearly 12 months of economic jitters are […]

ITV Chief: YouTube, Google ‘Parasites’

TV executive chairman Michael Grade told technology execs over the weekend that online video giant YouTube and parent company Google are “parasites” living off television shows. Speaking at the IBC […]

News Corp., Apple: Expect Rough Ride

LONDON Apple iTunes execs can expect a rough ride when they seek to renegotiate content deals with News Corp., the media giant’s COO, Peter Chernin, said Friday.Chernin, speaking at the […]