Tim Duncan is stepping down as executive director of the Advertiser Syndicated Television Assn. as of July 1. The industry org is expected to name a replacement within the next few weeks.
In landing Oscar winner Sidney Poitier for the lead in her ABC telefilm "David & Lisa," Oprah Winfrey said she has reached "one of those full-circle moments."
Lloyd Scott has been named veepee of programming for Universal Studios Networks, which manages U's growing roster of international networks.
"The Magic Hour" grappled with interference from hockey and basketball championship games in its first four days on the air last week.
"The Live Show" is dead. KTLA will yank its 11 a.m. talkshow, co-hosted by Sam Rubin and Stephanie Edwards, as of July 3. Hour-long strip, which bowed Jan. 2, averaged a mere 0.5 household rating and…
New Line Television has inked a deal with cabler Speedvision to develop a weekly syndie series about auto racing and other motor sports for fall 1999.
Time Warner would divest its 30% stake in Primestar if such a move would help the beleaguered satcaster win federal approval of its long-delayed plan to acquire crucial satellite TV assets from News…
Satcaster DirecTV has inked a deal with multimedia publisher Ziff-Davis to carry its fledgling computer-oriented cable channel ZDTV, which bowed last month.
Radio jock Chris Jagger has been tapped as host of Telepictures' upcoming syndie strip "Change of Heart."
Demographic ratings rule the TV biz, and the season-ending demo averages for the top syndie skeins reveal a few surprises when compared to household rankings.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Lucy1Daily:$5.4M Cumulative:$54.3M Universal Pictures 9.55%
Hercules2Daily:$3.8M Cumulative:$36.9M Paramount Pictures 13.27%
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
Dawn of The Planet of The Apes3Daily:$2.5M Cumulative:$177.2M Fox 13.35%