The Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday launched a broad inquiry into whether it needs to improve rules designed to boost employment of minorities and women in broadcasting and cable.
Boosted by "Arsenio Hall's" departure, Columbia TriStar TV Distribution has ordered 90 episodes -- 18 weeks -- of its latenight half-hour comedy strip "The Newz" from Production Services Intl., a…
Toronto-based Alliance Communications Corp. has reached an agreement with Universal Pictures to co-finance three films.
PMK Public Relations announced Wednesday that it has hired Tracy Mosh as a senior account executive. The publicist moves over from her veepee of publicity post at Jonas Public Relations.
"NewsOne," ABC's affiliate and international news service, will expand to a 24-hour news, sports and features service Monday. The new round-the-clock channel will help ABC expand its cooperative…
Anticipating that cable operators will need programming to fill the dozens of new channels that will come on line through digital technology, Showtime plans to create five new minipay networks: three…
Peter Hughes has been named exec VP for MCA TV Intl. He joined MCA in 1978 as general manager of MCA TV Canada and was appointed VP of marketing in 1988.
Charles Bronson's Zuleika Farms Prods. and seven other Cannon Pictures Inc. creditors filed a petition late Tuesday to push the indie into involuntary bankruptcy proceedings. The suit threatens to…
Record companies are crowing while broadcasters are crying over the Clinton administration's announced support for legislation that would create a performance right for digital sound recordings.
After teaching Barry Diller a thing or two about high finance, Sumner Redstone plans to impart his wisdom to a bigger audience.
Paramount chairman and CEO Martin Davis officially called it quits Wednesday , announcing the formation of a new company, Wellspring Associates. Also making the jump to the new firm is Donald…