Rumors that General Motors Hughes Corp.'s DirecTV satcaster is in talks to buy troubled No. 2 satcaster PrimeStar Inc. helped send GMH's stock price soaring almost 10% Tuesday, Wall Streeters said.
WETA, Washington's local pubcaster, is launching a regional cable channel that will allow it to timeshift key programs including "The NewsHour With Jim Lehrer" and "Washington Week in Review."
Garth Drabinsky, founder of bankrupt theater concern Livent Inc., is headed for Los Angeles. Despite his legal troubles with Livent, Drabinsky has been hired by Canadian uber-businessman Frank…
Sony Pictures Entertainment is near a deal to partner with Beacon Communications on "13 Days" -- ending a crisis on the actioner about the Cuban Missile Crisis that began when Universal orphaned the…
Fueled by a sinking boat movie, Hollywood's major studios posted a 16.5% increase in overseas box office receipts for a 1998 total of $6.82 billion, up from 1997's $5.85 billion. Fox surprised no one…
The Eye web's Bryant Gumbel is in final negotiations with HBO on a new deal to continue as host of the pay cabler's "Real Sports" newsmag.
Big changes are in the offing for the Eye web's "This Morning," with a breakfastcast radically different from what's now on the air likely to bow by late summer or early fall.
Francois Macerola, who resigned as the head of Telefilm Canada to run as a candidate in the recent Quebec provincial election, is back as the executive director of the Canuck film and TV funding…
FEMALE COUNTRY VOCAL PERFORMANCE (For a solo vocal performance. Singles or Tracks only.) “Love Still Remains” — Emmylou Harris; ; track from “Treasures Left Behind: Remembering Kate Wolf” (Various…
A 28-minute football overrun on Fox wasn't quite enough to overcome three full nights of football on ABC, leaving the Alphabet first in Dec. 28-Jan. 3 primetime Nielsen adult 18-49 standings.
Cathy Konrad, producer of such indie fare as "Cop Land," "Beautiful Girls" and "Kids," has inked a three-year, non-exclusive, first-look production deal with Columbia Pictures.