And the Oscar won't be going to... Cablevision subscribers in New York.
The clock is ticking in the showdown between Disney and Cablevision over the cabler's carriage of WABC-TV New York. Sunday night's Oscarcast on ABC is the key leverage point for both sides.
As the TV biz grapples with auds' drift to multiplatform viewing, nets and studios are increasingly embracing the oldest platform of all -- the stage -- to generate promotion and profits.
CNN has set March 22 as the launch date for John King's nightly 7 p.m. show, dubbed "John King, USA."
As the war of words between Disney and Cablevision escalates, Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) is stepping up pressure on the FCC.
Lee Daniels has set his sights on a new family drama, this time for HBO with author Amy Bloom.
Jon Pollack, a longtime member of the NBC comedy scribe tribe, has inked a two-year overall deal with Universal Media Studios.
NBC is prepping a daytime yakker, "Access Hollywood Live," to bow as a strip this fall on Peacock O&Os in New York, L.A., Chicago and three other markets.
Chris Albrecht has found the first pillar of his event programming strategy for Starz.
The Oscarcast is being held hostage in a retransmission brawl between Disney and Cablevision.
Thesps from the hit Fox/20th Century Fox TV tuner will perform a series of four concerts, starting May 18 in Phoenix.