KCBS-TV is giving up MTM's "Rescue 911" to independent station KCAL-TV, which begins airing the reality series at 6 p.m. today in place of "Empty Nest."
As proof the spec market isn't slowing down for the holidays, Patrick S. Duncan last week sold his drama "Mr. Herrick's Opus" to Interscope Communications for $ 475,000, with a $ 975,000 bonus when…
BCE Inc. may seek to finance its proposed investment in Jones Intercable Inc. by selling equity in BCE Telecom Intl. Inc., the unit making the investment.
The BBC is discussing ways of drawing new revenues from interactive cable channels.
A chart Friday showing local November sweeps results incorrectly noted the time of KCOP’s “The Arsenio Hall Show.” The talkshow airs at 11:30 p.m., with off-net sitcom “Roseanne” earning a 3.2…
QVC Network over the weekend defended the decision of the Delaware Chancery Court that last month threw out key lockup agreements between Paramount and Viacom and created a level playing field in the…
"Little Buddha" had its world preem in wintry France and the "Addams Family" sequel began its foreign journey in sweltering, summery Australia. Both look promising, but not outstanding.
A revitalized RKO Pictures said Friday that it has signed an agreement with director Robert Altman and Sandcastle 5 Prods. to co-develop the film "Mata Hari."
Warner Bros. Friday confirmed that Tribune's Chicago flagship superstation WGN will provide its national basic cable feed for the studio's proposed fifth network (Daily Variety, Nov. 29) -- a move…
In a startling departure from previous policy, the Italian government is considering partial privatization of public broadcaster RAI as part of an emergency plan to save the indebted web from…
Hollywood bakes the pie, so why doesn't it cut itself a bigger slice? The filmed entertainment business -- which distributes new productions and licenses its programming libraries -- remains the…