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  • 'X Factor' contestants Alex & Sierra rock iTunes ahead of finale

    'X Factor' contestants Alex & Sierra rock iTunes ahead of finale
    It may not be having the best season in the ratings, but Simon Cowell's "X Factor" is definitely a factor in song sales.  The sweetheart duo Alex & Sierra's cover of the Sara Bareilles song "Gravity" has the top spot on iTunes' song chart following...
  • Beyonce's new album surprises Internet, celebrities

    Beyonce's new album surprises Internet, celebrities
    OK, Beyoncé's overnight surprise album drop isn't news only to fans -- it's news to other celebs too. Because that's how Sasha Fierce rolls. Queen Bey dropped her "visual album," "Beyoncé," which features 14 songs and 17 videos, late Thursday,...
  • Fremantle Italia's Business Model Focuses on Format, Puts Corporate Sponsorship Into Budget Mix

    The boldest new format that FremantleMedia will be hawking at Mip is Italy's "Masterpiece," touted as the world's first talent show for wannabe writers. Perhaps more important, "Masterpiece" stems from changes under way at Fremantle's growing Italo...
  • Variety to Honor RTL Group CEOs With International Television Award at MIPTV

    Anke Schäferkordt and Guillaume de Posch, co-CEOs of RTL Group, will receive Variety's inaugural Achievement in International Television Award during the 51st MIPTV. Associate publisher Donna Pennestri will present the pair with the honor at an...
  • MIPTV: FremantleMedia Pacts with 'Deal or No Deal' Creator Dick De Rijk

    CANNES -- FremantleMedia, whose formats include "Idols," "The X Factor" and "Got Talent," has inked an exclusive multi-year co-development deal with Dick De Rijk, the creator of "Deal or No Deal." De Rijk developed several hit formats during his...
  • Does 'American Idol' Ebb Mean Music's Over for Fox?

    The season-to-date primetime rankings may tell a different story, but there's no question Fox is limping to the finish of the 2013-14 television season. After good audience response to newcomer "Sleepy Hollow" in the fall, Fox's start to 2014 was rocky....
  • As Murdoch's sons rise, Chase Carey still has hand on the wheel

    Watchers of Rupert Murdoch's empire are busy scrutinizing the new roles of his children Lachlan and James in an attempt to determine which may be the front runner to eventually succeed the media mogul. But as far as the day-to-day operations of 21st...
  • RTL Group's Asian Operations Starting to Take Off

    Compared with its U.S. counterparts, RTL Group was a latecomer in South and East Asia. While HBO has been implanted in the region for some 20 years, the media giant just made its first move in 2012. RTL Group chose the frenetic Indian market for its...
  • RTL Group Toppers: Quality Is No. 1 for Global Success

    At MIP TV, Anke Schaeferkordt and Guillaume de Posch, co-CEOs of RTL Group, will be feted with Variety's Achievement in International TV Award, which recognizes creativity, leadership and business acumen within the global TV industry. The award will be...
  • 'X Factor': Will cancellation hurt Alex & Sierra?

    'X Factor': Will cancellation hurt Alex & Sierra?
    "American Idol" is moving toward announcing its finalists next week. But you may still be thinking about the other Fox singing contest, "The X Factor," which was canceled last week. What could that show's end mean to Alex & Sierra, the Central Florida...
  • Former Fremantle Exec David Ellender Launches L.A.-based Slingshot

    LONDON -- Former FremantleMedia topper David Ellender has launched Los Angeles-based television company Slingshot Global Media, which will focus on scripted shows for the U.S. and global market. Slingshot, which has been financed by private investment...