A British branch of Pioneer Electronics Corp. will start production of set-top boxes in September that can be used for digital TV systems, and France's Canal Plus is slated as one of the major…
HBO's live concert telecast featuring Garth Brooks performing in New York's Central Park --- an event that drew a record 250,000 attendees --- attracted the Time Warner pay cabler's largest audience…
Peter Risafi has been tapped VP of creative services for Lifetime Television. Handling the management and guidance of the Lifetime creative services department’s writer-producers, designers and…
A U.S. judge has allowed NBC to serve subpoenas on five investment-banking firms handling this week's international initial public offering of shares in Television Azteca SA, Mexico's second-largest…
In the wake of bankrupt satcaster AlphaStar shuttering its doors and ceasing operations Friday --- leaving its 51,000 subscribers holding useless hardware --- direct broadcast satellite market leader…
Her ABC sitcom may be history after nine seasons on the air, but Roseanne isn't disappearing from primetime entirely.
U.S. digital TV operator DirecTV is in conversations along with its parent, the Hughes Group, to take a leading stake in Spain's second digital platform, Via Digital, skedded to launch in September…
HBO's sister channel Cinemax is tossing out its complicated theme-night movie scheduling Sept. 1 in favor of slotting different movies every night at 8 and 10.
ABC has promoted Joseph J. Kreder to VP of national TV sales. In his new post, Kreder will oversee East Coast national advertising sales efforts for ABC's 10 O&Os.
A&E has upped Michael Cascio to VP of programming from VP of documentary programming. In the new post, Cascio will develop and implement the network's overall programming strategy as well as continue…
In the ever-mystifying world of Hollywood severance packages, studio presidents and chairmen who quit (or are ousted) are routinely given production deals.