Basic-cable networks as a category chalked up another strong year for advertising revenues, topping out at a record $5.78 billion for 1997, a 22% gain over the previous year's total of $4.73 billion.
The intensive viewer interest that produced the highest-rated Oscarcast in 15 years spilled over to the pre-Academy Awards shows as well, with KABC and KTLA earning huge ratings increases for their…
Lawyers for Aaron Spelling on Tuesday asked a judge to throw out a $4.8 million pregnancy discrimination judgment won by actress Hunter Tylo against the "Melrose Place" producer or grant a new trial.
It appears that ABC Sports has gotten the nod in its turf battle with sister network ESPN about who gets to sell ads for the company's glamorous NFL packages.
Norman Lear has been appointed chairman of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Hall of Fame Selection Committee, the body that makes the final decision on installations to the ATAS Hall of…
Broadcast promo veterans Ted Eccles and Daniel Genis have opened Launch Pad, a new full-service marketing, production and promotions company established to produce spots for TV series, films and…
Producers Scott St. John and Kathy Cotter, partners in Divine Hammer Prods., have signed a two-year, first-look deal with Telepictures Prods.
The House of Moves Motion Capture Studios, which produced much of the performance motion capture imagery used to animate the lifelike CG characters in "Titanic," has pacted to perform much of the 3-D…
Celestine Tate Harrington, who wowed Boardwalk tourists for years playing an electric organ with her tongue, died Feb. 25 from injuries suffered in a traffic accident in Atlantic City. She was 42.
Relations between French pay television operator Canal Plus and Home Box Office got even frostier Tuesday as Canal Plus filed a complaint against HBO in the Hungarian courts challenging HBO's TV…