FROM NATPE"Battle Dome" and "The Lost World" -- two titles that describe the mood among many execs at NATPE this year -- emerged with major clearance deals on the first day of horse trading in the…
FROM NATPEGo girl! That's the word from Warner Bros., which has declared its Queen Latifah talker a "firm go" for fall 1999.
FROM NATPEDigital must-carry is a must-have for broadcasters, top station execs told FCC commissioners and a key Clinton administration telecom policy adviser Monday during an ALTV panel sesh.
Four months after losing the Bronx Bombers to a crosstown rival, Tribune Broadcasting's WPIX New York is back in the baseball biz with the New York Mets.
FROM NATPEAmong the 18,000 TV types at NATPE this week, a mere dozen or so key station executives are the ones to watch: They now call most -- if not all -- of the shots in the domestic syndication…
Polygram TV's syndie strip "Blind Date" has been picked up for a fall debut by Chris Craft/United TV's WWOR New York and KCOP Los Angeles.
"The Rosie O'Donnell Show" took a big Nielsen leap in the first week of its return to live broadcasts, according to Nielsen's latest national syndie ratings report for the week ended Jan. 10.
Thoughtful portrayals of Jews and Judaism have been few and far between in primetime TV, but the same can be said for most minority groups, a panel of TV biz heavyweights agreed Thursday at a confab…
Speculation that satcaster DirecTV is poised to buy out its beleaguered rival PrimeStar flared again as the stock price of a TCI affiliate that owns 37% of PrimeStar spiked as much as 69% Wednesday…
Rick Feldman, the longtime general manager of Chris Craft's KCOP Los Angeles, will ankle his post at the end of March. The parting was described as amicable.