The ever-improving prospects of satellite TV venture British Sky Broadcasting helped pump up the pretax profits of the media group Pearson by 38% to T208.6 million ($ 310 million) last year.
New World Communications Group, which last week began trading as a publicly held company, has reportedly concluded a long-rumored deal to buy the remaining 50% of syndicator Genesis Entertainment.
Despite heavy reregulation and rate rollbacks ordered by the federal government, Tele-Communications Inc. reported improved financial results for 1993. It included a narrowing of net losses and a…
Time Warner Entertainment and its partners US West and Japanese-based Itochu and Toshiba are considering buying cable systems and/or starting program services in Japan.
Rob Dauber and Andrew Lassner have been upped to supervising producer and coordinating producer, respectively, on "The Jane Whitney Show," the NBC daytime talkshow. The pair were previously senior…
After months of negotiations, Tom Pollock has signed on for five more years as executive VP of MCA Inc. and chairman of the company's motion picture division.
The Showtime One-Act Festival May 20-July 10 at the Met Theatre in Hollywood is produced by Act One, a production company run by Jerry Levine and Risa Bramon Garcia. Credit was misleading in a story…
Fox's basic cable network FX is near a carriage deal with Time Warner Cable, the nation's second-largest cable operator with 7.1 million subscribers.
James Gianopulos, prexy of 20th Century Fox Intl. and Pay TV, will take over the international distribution and marketing of Fox's theatrical product after being named that division's president.
The closing of one of the entertainment industry's top business-management firms -- Breslauer, Jacobson, Rutman & Chapman -- may be announced as early as today, with three of the partners opening the…
CBS is not the only network whose affiliates Fox is courting. The weblet is also in talks with ABC affils about carrying its coverage of the National Football Conference.