French services and communications giant Vivendi is set to acquire a 17% stake in Rupert Murdoch's BSkyB, and 20% of Gallic digital platform Canal Satellite, under a complex deal that will see it…
A&E Network has named Ed Hersh, a 16-year veteran of ABC News, to the new position of VP, documentary programming.
CNN's Headline News will unveil its new look (Daily Variety, Oct. 20, 1998) June 15, the cabler announced Monday.
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LMN (Lifetime Movie Network), the 1-year-old spawn of Lifetime, has landed a digital-carriage deal with Cox Communications, one of the five largest multi-system cable operators in the U.S.
Scottish Media Group is acquiring U.K. cinema advertiser Pearl & Dean in a deal worth $35.5 million.
United Artists Pictures will be transformed into a specialty film unit as MGM makes yet another move to reinvigorate the Lion. UA president Lindsay Doran will, effective immediately, segue into a…
The American Film Institute will honor Warner Bros. chairman Robert Daly, special effects wizard Ray Harryhausen and actress Alfre Woodard with honorary degrees at the AFI Center for Advanced Film…
Ad-supported cable networks are going bananas with a massive volume of first-run series this summer, prompting cable's research arm to forecast that cable will add more than 2 million homes to its…
A new faction within the Screen Actors Guild announced Sunday it would aim to frustrate the activities and philosophy of another SAG camp, the Performers' Alliance.
Shaping up to be a shoo-in for some Emmy recognition, ABC's "The Practice" -- after racking up five Television Critics Assn. nods -- has also snagged six noms from the Viewers for Quality Television.
After six months of making the threat, Fox finally ankled the National Assn. of Broadcasters on Monday out of frustration with the trade org's support for regulations limiting the number of stations…