BBC's new director-general, John Birt, walked into a storm this weekend when a newspaper revealed he was being paid by the pubcaster as a freelance consultant rather than a full-time employee…
The BBC has appointed Alan Yentob as controller of BBC1, the pubcaster's mass audience TV channel. Yentob was formerly controller of the more specialized BBC2.
Granada TV, one of the ITV network's largest regional stations, has come under fierce attack from the opposition Labor Party for being "seriously in breach" of its new broadcasting license.
British Sky Broadcasting is exploring plans to add family, science-fiction and music channels to its satellite TV service this year, along with the already announced U.K. version of children's cable…
An interactive TV system developed in the United States could debut in the U.K. as soon as this fall, allowing viewers to play along with gameshows on all major British TV channels.
ITV's new breakfast station GMTV, which is 25% owned by the Walt Disney Co., has changed its chairman and its program director after a disappointing first six weeks on air.
Golden Globe winner Miranda Richardson has signed to star in "Tom and Viv," a movie based on the tragic love affair between American poet T.S. Eliot and his first wife.
It was Jim Gianopulos' first visit to the Monte Carlo TV Market as prexy of Twentieth TV Intl., and he didn't seem convinced it was worth it.
Larry Gershman's World Intl. Network took the Golden Nymph for best telefilm at the 33rd Monte Carlo TV Festival, for its "Till Murder Do Us Part."
Twentieth Television Intl. has unveiled a new action-adventure game concept called "Scavengers," which is designed to be tailored to the specific needs of individual broadcasters worldwide.