Consolidation in the sat-TV market continued Monday when DirecTV parent Hughes Electronics agreed to pay $1.3 billion in stock or cash to acquire U.S. Satellite Broadcasting.
The Directors Guild of America has promoted Western executive director Warren Adler to the newly created position of associate national executive director. Adler assumes the DGA's second highest…
Australia's National Transmission Network will be sold in competitive bidding expected to raise A$300 million, following Senate approval of the process last week.
TBS Superstation has promoted Jim Head to senior veepee of original programming, the cable web announced Monday. Head's promotion comes as TBS puts its first originally produced films into…
A despairing Anthony Hopkins has told a British newspaper he is quitting acting for the sake of his sanity.
ABC's contract negotiating team Monday revealed details of what it calls its final proposal for a pact with the National Assn. of Broadcast Employees & Technicians.
The Walt Disney Co. and Infoseek on Monday gave an early go to their new Internet portal by launching a test version of their Go Network search engine, skedded to officially launch next year.
Toymaker Hasbro Inc. has teamed with Sony Online Entertainment to launch its popular Trivial Pursuit board game on the Station, Sony's gaming Web site, Hasbro announced Monday.
Hoyts General Cinema South America, a 50-50 joint venture of world exhibs Hoyts from Australia and General Cinema from the USA, has hired Michael O. Murphy as executive consultant.
Bill Mechanic, chairman and CEO of Fox Filmed Entertainment, has joined the board of councilors at USC's School of Cinema-Television, his alma mater.
Louis K. Sher, founder of the Art Theater Guild, a theater chain that specialized in showing foreign and independent films, died Nov. 25 of natural causes in Phoenix, Ariz. He was 84. Sher, committed…