Paxson Communications Corp.'s $70.5 million write-off in the latest quarter to devalue its syndicated programming inventory looks a lot like a hasty effort to clean up its books ahead of a likely…
Nickelodeon's new cartoon "SpongeBob SquarePants," has -- at least temporarily -- unseated the WB's "Pokemon" as the highest-rated Saturday morning kidshow.
Pigskin power pumped up ratings for two webs last week, supplying CBS with a significant influx of young males and lifting ABC to its biggest adults 18-49 win since March's Oscarcast.
Universal has sealed its second Australian deal in four months, clinching a three-year, first-look pact with new Australian-based production venture Screen Corp. Screen Corp.'s chairman is former…
India's Zee Telefilms is taking Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. to court in London, alleging that the mogul's company violated a joint-venture pact called Asia Today signed with Zee in 1994.
ABC's summer gameshow "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" is off to a fast Nielsen start, debuting Monday with the best ratings of any summer series this year.
Artisan Entertainment has named Patrick Gunn senior VP. He will work closely with prexy Amir Malin as Artisan expands its television, Internet and merchandising sides.
DirecTV Japan decided at an extraordinary board meeting on Tuesday to issue at least 30 billion yen ($258.6 million) in convertible bonds to strengthen its capital base.
MTV Italia, the successful Italian version of the Viacom music channel, has launched a national campaign against an impending Communications Ministry ruling that likely would force the network to…
Scripters Steve Oedekerk ("Patch Adams"), Mike Scully ("The Simpsons") and Barry Kemp ("Newhart") will join some 120 other panelists and seminar leaders at the Maui Writers Conference over Labor Day…