Paxson Communications has applied to the FCC to sell WBPT, its UHF TV station in Bridgeport, Conn., to a company that will turn it into a 24-hour, Spanish-language home-shopping service.
Filmmakers Brian Robbins and Mike Tollin, who tackle highschool football in Paramount's upcoming comedy "Varsity Blues," will next take a swing at inner-city little league baseball in Par's…
The major networks have won the support of powerful Senate Commerce Committee chairman John McCain (R-Az.), who publicly declared Monday that current national ownership caps are "arbitrary" and…
Rainbow Media on Monday took a major stride toward clearing its new MSG Metro channels throughout the New York City market by signing an affiliate deal with Time Warner's New York cable systems.
Sony Corp. said Monday that it will use the euro for settlements with its group companies in Europe starting in January.
Christine La Valle has been named VP, strategy and planning for Pittard Sullivan. In her new position, La Valle will be responsible for evaluating the integrated marketing and communication needs of…
With NBC in hot pursuit, the WB's founding entertainment president, Garth Ancier, has resigned from his post, and the netlet's No. 2 programming executive, Susanne Daniels, is stepping into his shoes.
Sony Music Intl. has named Rick Dobbis exec veep, in a newly created post that taps the vet exec's familiarity with the overseas marketplace. It also positions the former Polygram chieftain as…
The Kirch Group and EM.TV & Merchandising have formed a major children's programming joint venture, the companies announced in Munich on Monday.
In a frame of animated contrasts at the overseas box office, "A Bug's Life" got its foreign campaign off to a fine start in a great weekend for BVI, but UIP's "Babe" sequel got badly burnt.
Mip Asia, the TV tradeshow now in its fifth year, opens Wednesday in Singapore under the sign of still ailing Asian economies. A sister event of Mip and Mipcom in Cannes, Mip Asia (Dec. 9-12) is one…