Bob Russell, co-creator of the popular gameshow "Name That Tune" and one of the creators of the Miss America TV extravaganza, died Jan. 24 at a hospital near his home in Sarasota, Fla. He was 90.
In its commitment to reposition Italian cinema in the global marketplace, Italian pubcaster RAI Intl. has announced the launch of Progetto Cinema.
Alliance Communications is set to lense two drama series, which will both debut next fall on Canuck TV, and the Canadian TV producer has also picked-up all world rights to another series.
If the CableAce Awards go out of business -- a possibility currently under serious discussion -- it will not be due to any unilateral pullout by HBO or any of cable's other major players, according…
Edward J. Mauger, a retired AFTRA executive who began his career as a dancer on Broadway, died Dec. 31 in Los Angeles of heart failure. He was 83.
Playing on 5,698 screens in 48 territories, Fox Intl./Paramount's phenom "Titanic" minted $45 million last weekend -- propelling its foreign cume to $583 million, streaking past the previous all-time…
Traci Hogan, an extra who worked in numerous TV shows and films, died Dec. 31 of pneumonia at a hospital in Woodland Hills. She was 29.
Satcaster Galaxy Latin America (GLA) has agreed to carry four channels from Spanish media group RTVE, several of them to be offered in the region for the first time.
DirecTV, the largest satellite distributor of cable networks, pay-per-view movies and out-of-market sports, has concluded deals with two Baby Bells, Bell Atlantic and SBC Communications, to help ramp…
Barry Diller has engineered his first major move as head of USA Networks, consolidating the programming, marketing and promotion of the four cable networks in his portfolio: USA, Sci-Fi Channel, Home…
Sharon Lee Kaiser, a former Mickey Mouse Club Mouseketeer, died Jan. 6 of cancer at Long Beach Memorial Hospital. She was 56.