BET, the Viacom-owned cable network aimed at young black viewers, has hired director-writer Reginald Hudlin to help it produce more original shows. He'll take the new post of president of…
PBS prexy-CEO Pat Mitchell said she's optimistic that proposed cuts to public broadcasting will be overturned but admits there are several more hurdles.
Bowing to the growing political reality, broadcasters said Tuesday they're willing to accept a firm date for switching off their analog signals and returning that spectrum to the government, but they…
Lions Gate TV has signed Bayonne Entertainment prexy Rob Lee to a one-year overall deal. Under the pact, Lee will develop programs for broadcast and cable, with an emphasis on reality skeins.
CBS News pulled the wraps off a Web-based 24-hour news platform through which it will provide streaming video from correspondents as well as live coverage of events such as the London bombings or the…
Fox research exec Lauren Fischer has been bumped up to vice president of the department. Fischer will oversee the network's ratings data distribution and work with Fox's sales, finance and scheduling…
With a successful broadcast of the "Live 8" concert series behind them, America Online and XM are making a permanent business out of digitally distributed concert events. Two companies are teaming…
Just a few days after the finale of "Dancing With the Stars" scored sizzling numbers for ABC, the premiere of Mark Burnett's "Rock Star" gave CBS little to sing about.
HDNet Films, the production banner under Todd Wagner and Mark Cuban's 2929 Entertainment, has greenlit writer-helmer Matthew Tauber's "All Fall Down" as another low-budget project that will be…
Two U.S.-backed private equity consortia and Spanish telco Ono have submitted binding bids for Spanish telco group Auna, which owns Spain's biggest cable TV operation, Auna TLC.
Paybox op Austar has pacted with Internet provider Unwired to provide wireless broadband to regional Oz. Austar, which restricts its feevee service to outlying areas, believes broadband is a natural…