In a sign that the EchoStar/DirecTV merger will be no easy sell in the nation's capital, Federal Communications Commission chair Michael Powell on Thursday promised that the deal would be "rigorously…
CD pirates got a surprise Halloween visit Tuesday from Motion Picture Assn. anti-piracy officials and the Royal Thai police, who raided an illegal factory outside Bangkok.
CBS has given full-season orders to frosh dramas "The Agency" and "The Education of Max Bickford" as well as second-year hour "That's Life."
EchoStar and Hughes Electronics made history Monday, creating a satellite behemoth they claim will transform the pay TV market and give cable operators their first taste of real competition -- if…
HIT Entertainment, home of Barney the Dinosaur and Bob the Builder, has added Pingu the Penguin to its kidvid characters in a £15.9 million ($23.1 million) deal.
"Elimidate Deluxe" has been eliminated from the WB's primetime sked. Frog has put the Telepicture Prods. dating skein on hiatus following two low-rated outings. For the November sweeps, the WB will…
Blockbuster has renewed its revenue-sharing deal with Fox, despite very public disenchantment with some aspects of its revenue-share deals with studios.
Not too many films warrant, or can sustain, 725 minutes of rapt attention, but Francis Ford Coppola's three "Godfather" epics, combined on five discs with three hours of mostly worthwhile bonus…