The firstrun syndication biz may be slowed at NATPE, but it isn't stalled. Big syndicators will jostle for several soon-to-be vacated slots, including those held by the soon-to-be-axed "Megan…
Comedian Bob Saget will emcee the roast of Warner Bros. syndication exec Dick Robertson, which will take place during the upcoming NATPE confab at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas (Jan. 16-18).
MGM TV Distribution has picked up the domestic-syndication rights to reruns of two Comedy Central series: "Reno 911" and "Chappelle's Show."
NBC Universal Domestic TV Distribution has canceled rookie syndicated talker "The Megan Mullally Show" and will try to hold on to the time periods by offering three potential replacements: a new…
Spanish sales outfit Filmax Intl. has taken international rights to Ibon Cormenzana's ghost adventure romp "The Totenwackers." The Spanish-language pic is about a family who move into an old house…
NATPE '07 organizers Tuesday unveiled a confab agenda focused on a TV biz that's contending with emerging new-media technologies and platforms.
A new broadcast station in Ireland wrapped up its first programming supply deal with Hollywood studios at last week's NATPE confab, buying a package of TV series from CBS Paramount Intl. TV. Other…
The Afterlife Panel explored how the syndication model for primetime TV series has changed. Today's viewing options, such as VOD, SVOD, broadband, repurposing, and video iPod TV, give audiences…
The NATPE panel "Think Tank: The Change Agents" discussed bringing "new media" and "old media" together to create new business opportunities for their content providers.
Voiceover: The King World salesmen tore down their booth and left NATPE on Jan. 25. The syndie stalwart had already sold the bejesus out of its Rachael Ray gabber, and with a declared 95% station…
The smoke hasn't yet cleared, but already stations, producers and syndicators are coming to grips with the fallout from Tuesday's stunning announcement of a hookup between the WB and UPN netlets. So…