U.K. media and leisure group Granada is planning to sell a minority stake in its loss-making satellite TV venture Granada Sky Broadcasting.
Cox Communications, the fifth-largest cable operator in the U.S., has launched its first digital-programming package, funneling up to 100 new channels to subscribers in Orange County.
Supermodel-actress-writer Veronica Webb --- adding another hyphen to her job title --- has signed a six-figure deal to host a weekly pop-culture chatshow in cyberspace on America Online.
ESPN this week announced an 18-month series of programs titled "SportsCentury," which will look at the greatest sporting events, athletes, coaches and developments of the past 100 years.
Canal Plus Poland has called on a Warsaw court to stop rival feevee outlet HBO Polska from broadcasting until the HBO subsid obtains a license from the Polish radio and television authorities.
Grant Tinker, founder of MTM Enterprises and former NBC chairman, will be feted in January at the National Assn. of Television Program Executives' annual convention with the org's lifetime…
Rehme Prods. has optioned film and television rights to screenplay co-written by actor Mark Hamill and Eric Johnson, based on the limited series of comic books created by the former "Star Wars" star.
Televisa will ax its program of exclusive contracts with talent, directors and producers next year, according to a top exec.
Giampaolo Sodano, the recently installed director of Mediaset's flagship web Canale 5, was abruptly ousted Tuesday and replaced by long-term on-air personality Maurizio Costanzo.
President Clinton's choice to be the next chairman of the Federal Communications Commission was put on hold Tuesday night while the Senate voted to approve three new commissioners for the regulatory…
As Italy inches its way toward more adequate exhibition, Cinema 5 --- the national chain owned by Silvio Berlusconi's Fininvest group --- has announced two new multiplexes in Rome. The three-screen…