The British government appears to be backing down on imposing an extra TV license fee to fund the BBC's digital services, and may instead run the gauntlet for an across-the-board boost to the tax.
The World Wrestling Federation's Thursday announcement that it's forming the XFL -- a new pro football league that'll compete with the NFL -- immediately ramped up speculation about which broadcast…
Polish box office was up by almost 40% last year, with 27 million tickets sold in the country of 39 million people, according to the territory's Committee for Cinema.
NBC Studios has locked up an exclusive overall deal with writer-producer Remi Aubuchon, currently a scribe on the WB drama "Jack and Jill."
In a twist on the traditional media coverage of a star at a movie premiere, Leonardo DiCaprio’s personal media covered Wednesday’s preem of “The Beach.” The star’s Web site (www.leonardodicaprio.com)…
Hungry for a family comedy hit, NBC has given the G-rated midseason laffer "Daddio" the primo 8:30 p.m. Thursday timeslot following "Friends."
Writer-director Sue Kramer has been enlisted to adapt the Kathryn Leigh Scott novel "The Bunny Years" for Touchstone Pictures and has also sold to CBS the 30-minute pilot script "Frankie."
While Hollywood worries that the Internet may shrink its coffers, Bertelsmann Music Group prexy and CEO Strauss Zelnick told a high-tech summit Thursday that the digital downloading of music and…
Listen.com -- a company that makes it easier for consumers to find music on the Web via its directory of legal downloadable music -- announced that the other four major record label groups (BMG…
Fox Broadcasting Co. has greenlit a 20th Century Fox Television drama pilot for an "X-Files" spinoff based on the Lone Gunmen characters seen from time to time on the skein (Daily Variety, Jan. 12.)
CBS News' "The Early Show" showed signs of life last week, earning its highest ratings and best household delivery since the Bryant Gumbel/Jane Clayson-hosted show premiered three months ago.