Cable TV is getting a lot funnier these days.
Netflix has engineered a deal with Liberty Media's Starz for the rights to stream about 1,000 movies a year on its website, including such contempo hits as "Spider-Man 3," "Ratatouille," "Pirates of…
Lonnie Burstein has been promoted to exec VP of programming and production at Debmar-Mercury.
Bravo Media has named Karen Seminara chief financial officer, responsible for creating fresh revenues for the network through new digital businesses.
CBS TV has promoted Scott Koondel to the new title of president of distribution, acknowledging his successful sale to cable TV of off-network series such as "NCIS," "Criminal Minds" and "Everybody…
Talk about great timing. Starz, the pay TV network, has begun the marketing blitz for "Crash," its first original scripted TV series, just a week after cable administered a sound thrashing to the…
ABC Family continues to secure a basic-cable lock on the Harry Potter franchise by prebuying cable rights to "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince" 10 months in advance of its theatrical debut, and…
Rich Battista has returned to the Fox fold as prexy of Fox National Cable Networks, a newly created post for the unit overseeing a clutch of cablers including FX, National Geographic Channel, Fox…
Lifetime came out on top in a lively bidding war with TBS, ABC Family, FX and Comedy Central to nail down exclusive cable TV rights to the reruns of Twentieth TV's "How I Met Your Mother."
The Madison Square Garden Network has bought six sports documentaries produced by ESPN for scheduling in the biweekly movie showcase "MSG at the Movies."
The sitcom boosters are out in force again, jumping on last week's report that Twentieth TV has racked up more than $41 million from the sale of reruns of "How I Met Your Mother" to TV stations in…