James Blades, a symphonic percussionist whose most widely heard work was banging out “V for victory” for the BBC’s World War II broadcasts, died May 19 at his home in Cheam, England. He was 97…
News Corp. is close to finalizing a reshuffle at the top ranks of Fox Broadcasting, involving the elevation of Fox Broadcasting Corp. chairman/CEO David Hill to a new position overseeing Fox's…
Yahoo! CEO Tim Koogle's words of wisdom were stark, and even threatening: Traditional broadcast media must mix well with the Internet if they want to stay alive.
Loud-mouthed campaigns for Emmys often succeed, although they're not always essential. The two stars who've won the most trophies -- Mary Tyler Moore and Ed Asner (seven each) -- never took out a…
Columbia TriStar TV has filed a $25 million breach of contract lawsuit against Daniel Stern, claiming the thesp killed the chances of the CBS comedy pilot "Partners" getting picked up by bad-mouthing…
Sales of color TV sets are booming across India. Thanks to World Cup cricket, more than 500,000 sets were sold last month as the industry registered 40% growth from April to May.
Even though it didn't open officially until today, New Line's "Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Me," has already started setting records. The Mike Myers-starrer kicks off in a whopping 3,312…
NBC and AT&T have engineered a deal that will extend the carriage of CNBC and MSNBC to the 10-million-plus AT&T cable subscribers through 2008.
Although David Kelley's "The Practice" won last year for best drama, it would be tough to argue that it doesn't deserve it again, coming off a season where the gang was up to their legal briefs in…
Deals are imminent for thesps Billy Zane and Grace Jones to attach to the newly formed Lipman/Sachnoff Entertainment's legit project "A Celebration of the Lizard."
National Geo has pacted with Rupert Murdoch's Star TV for advertising sales and distribution in India.