One of the most powerful communications attorneys in Washington told an audience of media executives that high-definition TV "will be the primary driving force in the development of digital…
Paxson Communications Corp. announced that it has sold WOAC, a television station serving the Cleveland, Ohio, market. The buyer is Shop at Home, which paid $23 million for the station.
FROM THE BIG PICTURECBS is a buyer of media assets, not a seller, said Mel Karmazin, chairman and CEO of CBS Station Group, at the Variety/Schroders Big Picture media conference Tuesday.
The Disney Channel's first spinoff cable network, Toon Disney, will launch on April 18, with at least 3 million subscribers.
The record $200 million budget and $1 billion-plus box office for "Titanic" have raised the bar for Hollywood megapics, according to industry toppers on the film panel of the Variety/Schroders Big…
SFX Broadcasting chief operating officer D. Geoffrey Armstrong is segueing to the same post at radio giant Capstar Broadcasting, which is in the process of acquiring SFX.
Country singer Reba McEntire has signed on to star in an upcoming CBS movie "Forever Love" from Longbow Prods.
Bobbee Carson Gabelmann has been upped to the newly created post of executive VP of current programming for Paramount Domestic TV.
Jerry Seinfeld has dropped his longtime personal and show publicist Lori Jonas just one month before his series’s finale. Jonas, who has worked with Seinfeld since the show went on the air, did not…
The $700 million kids upfront advertising market -- already later than it has been in years -- has been pushed back again, a development that indicates a soft market, according to some media buyers.
The top-rated Academy Awards telecast in 15 years has handed ABC its first weeklong primetime Nielsens win since Christmas week and its highest seven-night average since "Cinderella" and "Before…