Groupe AB Sat, in conjunction with A&E, launched its history channel Thursday in time to commemorate the 1945 armistice. The first thematic channel in France devoted entirely to history, ''La Chaine…
Strong growth from the Family Channel offset increased production deficits at MTM, allowing Intl. Family Entertainment Inc. to show 1% growth in net profit in the first quarter to $4.7 million on 30%…
CanWest Global Communications Corp. has agreed to sublicense its national TV programs to rival WIC Western Intl. Communications Ltd., which will air them on its four stations in Alberta.
Diane Robina has been upped from VP to the newly created position of senior VP of programming for Nick at Nite and its spinoff TV Land. She will oversee program acquisitions for the two…
Fine Line Features, continuing its shift toward more acquisitions, has agreed to pay $10.5 million for North American rights to Woody Allen's "Deconstructing Harry" and Barbara Kopple's documentary…
Cable viewership is up in France, a just-released study by Mediametrie reports.
AMC Entertainment Inc. increased net profit 17%, to $8.2 million, in the March quarter on 36.1% higher revenue of $222 million, driven by stronger box office and the exhibitor's expanded screen…
France 2's production "Chimere" took the main prize at the Golden Prague TV festival, which ran May 7-10 in the Czech capital.
CBS has muscled its way to first in May 5-11 primetime Nielsens and into a tie for the May sweeps households lead, thanks largely to "The Last Don," which started its run with CBS' highest Sunday-pic…
Bucking industry wisdom that says the international market can't support expensive French-language movies, Gallic producers are readying a wad of ambitiously budgeted projects.
Jack F. Parmeter has been named vice president of on-air promotion at CBS Entertainment, reporting to Ron Scalera, senior VP and creative director, CBS Entertainment.