Pegasus Communications Corp. announced that it has acquisitions pending with six independent providers of DirecTV for a total of $41.2 million.
USA Networks has handed over the programming reins of the Sci-Fi Channel to Bonnie Hammer, a nine-year veteran of the company who helped turn USA's Monday-night "World Wrestling Federation" series…
Dutch media giant Endemol has acquired a 51% stake in German production company Flamingo Film, the second acquisition Endemol has made in the German market inside of a week.
Fran Drescher, star of "The Nanny," has created the company Uh-Oh Prods. to produce a half-hour comedy pilot for MTV called "Daytrippers."
Spanish-lingo Radio Unica has completed a $100 million bond offering and will use the proceeds to build up its nationwide web of owned stations.
Toni Braxton will take over the femme lead in "Beauty and the Beast," according to a spokesman for the Disney tuner. The move has been expected (Daily Variety, July 8).
After years of frustrated negotiation with successive governments, the Spanish film industry finally looks set to enjoy a tax shelter that could plough some $20 million to $35 million extra…
Marta Tracy, one of the principal architects of E! Entertainment Television's programming, has been named head of programming for Style, the new network from E! devoted to the world of style, fashion…
New York City public broadcaster WNET cut a three-year "strategic technology" deal with Sony Electronics to build the station's state-of-the-art $20 million digital production facility.
Seventeen magazine has inked a deal with the WB Television Network to produce a series of one-hour specials, with the first slated to air Sept. 8.