Disney's ESPN beat out Rupert Murdoch's Fox/Liberty Sports in the bidding for the 30-month-old Classic Sports Network, shelling out a hefty $188 million or so for the privilege.
In his first bout since a portion of his ear was bitten off by Mike Tyson in a June 28 title fight, WBA heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield will square off for the second time against IBF…
NBC has claimed its easiest primetime Nielsens win in 10 weeks, as coverage of the death of Princess Diana in Paris boosted viewership levels over the usually low-rated Labor Day weekend.
Talk about a long flight. A few days after Buena Vista distribution prez Phil Barlow made national headlines by accusing his New Line counterpart Al Shapiro of inflating box office estimates, Barlow…
Warner Bros. Domestic TV's "Babylon 5," which leaves syndication for exclusivity on TNT in 1998, has won the 1997 Hugo Award for best dramatic presentation for the episode "Severed Dreams."
Carmike Cinemas Inc.'s stock plunged 10% Wednesday after the exhib warned that its third-quarter earnings would be lower than Wall Street expects "due to weakness" in the quarter's film product.
Village Roadshow Pictures Australia, the film and TV production arm of the entertainment and leisure conglom, has been restructured with the naming of Michael Lake to the new post of managing…
Former junk bond king Michael Milken's divestments of stock in computer games company 7th Level Inc. were charitable donations, not sales, 7th Level said in a statement.
A tribute here to slain anti-apartheid crusader Steve Biko is getting an injection of showbiz.
"Strictly Ballroom" and "Children of the Revolution" producer Tristram Miall has pacted with Beyond Intl. to develop feature films that Beyond will market globally.
Fox Broadcasting Co. elevated three key executives Wednesday, naming David Hill chairman and CEO of FBC, Larry Jacobson president of the Fox Television Network and Jon Nesvig exec VP of Fox…