Univision's Gotham O&O WXTV will add a 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscast to its weekend sked starting Aug. 8.
Fox Family Worldwide has created an inhouse consumer products division in an effort to streamline development and marketing efforts for products tied to its kidvid properties.
ABC News alum Asha Blake has joined NBC's Los Angeles O&O as an anchor-reporter.
Writer-producer Matt Dearborn has inked a kidvid development deal with Nelvana Communications.
The legal battle between UPN and the heavyweight Sinclair Broadcast Group has been settled, and detente has led to an affiliate reunion in Milwaukee and other markets.
Polygram Television has inked a deal with Elephant Walk Entertainment and veteran Grammy Awards producer Ken Ehrlich to handle the production of its upcoming syndie series "Motown Live."
In an effort to spur the development of interactive digital TV products and services, Microsoft, satcaster DirecTV and two other high-tech firms have reached agreements to acquire a combined 30%…
Warner Bros. TV vet James Botko has been upped to VP of movies and miniseries development.
Gemstar Intl. Group has filed a new patent infringement lawsuit against rival program guide distributor United Video Satellite Group, which last week tabled its unsuccessful takeover bid for Gemstar.
Alan Seiffert has been named veepee of business and legal affairs for Fox's Twentieth TV.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes1Daily:$4.2M Cumulative:$143.4M Fox -61.96%
The Purge: Anarchy
The Purge: Anarchy2Daily:$3.3M Cumulative:$33.1M Universal Pictures -54.45%
Planes: Fire and Rescue
Planes: Fire and Rescue3Daily:$1.9M Cumulative:$19.4M Disney -59.06%