A rival bid for Lin Television Corp. threatens to spoil plans by Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst to acquire the coveted station group in a $1.7 billion deal.
Thailand's economic crisis has forced pay TV networks Intl. Broadcasting Corp. (IBC) and UTV Cable Network to confirm plans to merge.
Mark Reina has been promoted to vice president of publicity at Warner Bros., moving up from his former post as the studio's director of national publicity.
Most of television's Golden Era is lost forever --- thrown out with the trash or, literally, dumped at sea --- according to a five-volume study released by the Library of Congress Thursday.
Granada Film and Newmarket Capital have come on board to co-finance "Rogue Trader," starring Ewan McGregor as the man whose crooked dealings brought down Barings Bank.
Polygram Filmed Entertainment has expanded its international distribution network by buying Switzerland's largest indie distrib, Monopole Pathe Films.
The World Series matchup of the Cleveland Indians and the Florida Marlins threatens to rank near the cellar of baseball championship ratings, if recent results are any guideline.
Looking to extend its Ralph Fiennes period franchise after "The English Patient," Miramax Films is in advanced negotiations to take over the financing of the $14 million Fiennes vehicle "Onegin" from…
Echostar has filed a complaint at the Federal Communications Commission against Cablevision Systems' programming arm Rainbow Programming, claiming the programmer is charging "discriminatory rates"…
In a speech about TV's social responsibility, Vice President Al Gore on Thursday lauded ABC's sitcom "Ellen" for helping "open minds and hearts."
Performing rights org BMI, which licenses music for broadcast on radio and television, is using Internet technology to track the use of music on the newest and least-regulated mass medium: the…