The gloomy economic outlook for 2009 is hanging over the NATPE confab heavier than the cigarette smoke in the Mandalay Bay Resort's casinos.
Tribune-owned stations including KTLA Los Angeles and WPHL-TV Philadelphia are among those that have recently picked MGM and Weigel Broadcasting's syndie movie service branded as "This TV."
Epix, the pay TV venture backed by Viacom, Lionsgate and MGM, will bow in May as an broadband on-demand service and in October as a full-blown channel.
Showbiz is going through a major period of upheaval, but there are plenty of opportunities out there for companies nimble and creative enough to find them.
Disney's experiment in reviving the firstrun syndie drama biz with the Sam Raimi-produced "Legend of the Seeker" has paid off with a second-season renewal on the Tribune Broadcasting stations.
The surest sign of the misery local TV stations are enduring amid the economic meltdown is the slim roster of daytime strips that will be hawked this week at the syndie biz's annual NATPE confab in…
Stop the infighting, get everyone on the same page and let's get a new contract already -- that was the message sent to SAG leaders by actors working the red carpet and backstage at the SAG Awards on…
Amy Chiaro, an alum of NBC's "Today," has signed on with Oprah Winfrey's latest syndie spinoff, "Dr. Oz," as co-exec producer.
TV development executives are in the business of finding the great ideas that walk among us -- or more specifically, the great ideas that walk into pitch meetings.
Long-serving FCC commissioner Michael Copps has been tapped by President Obama to serve as interim chairman of the commission until the Senate confirms his pick for the post, Julius Genachowski.
NBC has greenlit a pilot for a dramedy revolving around nurses, while ABC has conjured a pilot order for Warner Bros. TV's small screen adaptation of "The Witches of Eastwick."