Consolidation in the sat-TV market continued Monday when DirecTV parent Hughes Electronics agreed to pay $1.3 billion in stock or cash to acquire U.S. Satellite Broadcasting.
"Family Guy" + post-Super Bowl timeslot + "The Simpsons" with Rupert Murdoch guesting = Fox's Jan. 31 game plan for launching what the web hopes will be its next big animated sitcom.
After illuminating the human drama that unfolds inside law firms, hospitals and small-town America, producer David E. Kelley has turned his attention to high-tech gumshoes.
Stone Stanley Prods. has beefed up its management team with the promotion of company vet Heidi Cayn Friedman to senior veep of production and the appointment of David Decker as VP of business affairs.
Spanish-lingo cabler Galavision is becoming increasingly conversant in English and Spanglish as it courts Hispanic Gen-Xers. The Univision-owned channel will add three more bilingual series to its…
Satcaster U.S. Satellite Broadcasting saw its stock price soar nearly 40% Wednesday on rumors of an impending acquisition by DirecTV parent Hughes Electronics.
Marc Rosenweig has been upped to senior veep of programming and production, East Coast, for King World Prods.
HBO-NYC Prods. has acquired the rights to "Silent Witness," a fact-based drama about the infamous case of Catherine "Kitty" Genovese, whose 1964 murder became a symbol of urban apathy in this country.
In a highly unusual move for a Big Three O&O group, the 14 CBS-owned stations are brushing aside regularly skedded programming to carry at least three 30-minute infomercials this month in the…
Good news for King World Prods. shareholders: The indie syndie powerhouse has locked up long-term commitments totaling some $2.2 billion in license fees for its three top moneymakers, "The Oprah…