AT&T chairman C. Michael Armstrong told a Senate antitrust subcommittee Tuesday that the telco's planned merger with Tele-Communications Inc. is a done deal and denied rumors that the agreement is…
Jeff Wachtel has been appointed president of Alliance Television, replacing Michael Weisbarth, who ankled the position last week after seven years with the indie company (Daily Variety, July 1).
An Italian judge on Tuesday sentenced billionaire tycoon-turned-politico Silvio Berlusconi to two years and nine months in prison for bribing tax inspectors in exchange for easy audits at several of…
Home & Garden TV, the cable network that reaches more than 41 million households in the U.S., has signed a deal to help bankroll the 1998 Rockefeller Center Flower & Garden Show.
Stock in United Video Satellite Group plunged 9% Tuesday after news broke of the company's $2.8 billion cash offer to acquire Gemstar Intl. Group, the high-tech firm that distributes electronic TV…
Local TV news anchor Bob Donley will move from Fox O&O KTTV to indie KCAL as of Sept. 7.
The Senate Commerce Committee is holding a hearing Wednesday on the transition to digital television, but Tele-Communications Inc., one of the biggest mischief makers on the digital conversion issue…
October Films, the majority-owned arthouse division of Universal Pictures, has promoted Susan Glatzer to vice president of acquisitions and production, and Peter Kalmbach and Amanda Klein to…
Roy Rogers, the amiable singing cowboy star of scores of motion pictures and early television shows, died Monday of congestive heart failure. He was 86.
The Federal Communications Commission is poised Thursday to ring the first-round bell of what promises to be an epic paper battle between broadcasters and cablers over carriage of TV stations'…
Teen thesp Anna Paquin has joined the cast of Miramax Films' romantic comedy "She's All That."