The Federal Communications Commission is sitting on the fate of a whole batch of proposed new cable networks. Most of the new channels are so specialized that the success or failure of any one is…
The cable industry is poised to become the main delivery system for "the next generation of communications services."
Newer cable networks that in the past have insisted on sharing the same tiers as CNN, ESPN, USA and the other giant webs are now resigning themselves to banishment to lower-visibility tiers. These…
The Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau, stunned by the damaging publicity hitting cable in the wake of the 1992 Cable Reregulation Act, will launch a multimedia blitz next month to tell Madison…
MCA TV and Lifetime cable network are working on an unprecedented deal that would funnel an off-network series, "Northern Exposure," to syndication and cable at the same time.
The glutted sitcom market and a poor station reception has driven MCA TV to sell "Major Dad" to the USA Network for a cable-record sum of nearly $ 600,000 per episode, making it the first major…
On the strength of deals with CBS-owned TV stations in New York, Chicago and Philadelphia, King World says it's giving "a firm go" to its syndicated reality magazine series "American Journal" for the…
With the U.S. economy still flat on its back, Warner Bros.' new movie package could end up fetching a gaudy $ 2 million a title in a deal furthering the company's innovative strategy of selling…
Showtime has ordered another 20 half-hours of the erotic "Red Shoe Diaries."
TV stations counting on retransmission consent to generate a cash bonanza from cable operators may be in for a rude awakening.