HarperCollins Publishers has tapped former Esquire deputy editor David Hirshey as its new exec editor -- with a mandate to get more topical non-fiction writers in the house.
Dallas-based investors Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst have entered the Venezuelan pay TV market and formed a management pact with several Argentine cable industry veterans, the company announced Wednesday.
Boosted by one-time gains, Cablevision Systems Corp. reported a net profit of $182 million in the fourth quarter, it said Thursday, compared with a $134 million loss a year earlier. Cablevision said…
Craig Bartlett, the animator whose "Hey Arnold!" primetime series has become one of Nickelodeon's biggest hits, has extended his TV production agreement and inked a film development deal that will…
The foul-mouthed third-graders of "South Park" continue to make cable history for Comedy Central, clocking in Wednesday night with a 6.9 Nielsen rating that powered the network to a 10-10:30 p.m. win…
Hearst-Argyle Television Inc. and Sunrise Television Corp. announced a station swap agreement Thursday with a total value estimated by Wall Street between $90 million and $150 million.
ARGENTINA AT&T is looking to invest $1 billion in the Argentine cable industry, according to press reports in Buenos Aires. Sources say the U.S. long-distance giant is in talks with CableVision, one…
Women's figure skating has leapt to CBS' highest Winter Olympics ratings to date, though averages continue to lag behind recent Olympics and CBS expectations.
Canadian kids-TV producer Cinar Films announced Thursday that it will be delivering 340 half-hours of programming in 1998-99, for a total production budget of C$125 million ($87 million).
A proposal to make U.S. law compatible with an international copyright treaty -- a treaty broadly supported by the recording and movie industries -- faces a tough fight in Congress, where it is…
Cable industry veteran Thomas E. Lucas, whose career spans stints with MTV Networks, Discovery Communications and Hanna-Barbera Prods., has been appointed senior VP of marketing for the…