BBC America is cranking event programming up a notch, as the network plans a global simulcast of “Doctor Who’s” 50th anniversary special for next month. On November 23 (in the U.S.), BBC will…
The 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks is coming up — which is a good enough reason to do a lot of TV specials commemorating those events.
Netflix will make its first foray into original comedy and documentary programming with Canadian comic Russell Peters next month, as the Internet streamer continues to fashion itself in the image of…
Netflix is moving to mimic HBO even more closely: The Internet streaming service’s execs said they will widen the original programming beyond TV series to include documentaries as well as stand-up…
Comedy Central is enabling comedy fans to buy standup specials for $5 a pop through a new online marketplace suggested by the trailblazing model first employed by comedian Louis C.K.
Some networks focus sports coverage on football, some on basketball and baseball. At cabler RFD-TV, it’s all about bull riding. The rural-centric net will commemorate the Professional Bull Riders'…
Riding the momentum of "Downton Abbey" and "Sherlock," PBS is actively in the market for more scripted programming, pubcaster topper Paula Kerger told reporters Monday.
As the onslaught of holiday specials continues to roll out on the broadcast networks, ABC used "A Charlie Brown Christmas" and NBC aired a pair of seasonal faves to improve their standing on the…
Television comedy specials are big business these days, worth an estimated $40-50 million a year. Just ask Brian Volk-Weiss, senior veep of talent management and head of production for New Wave…
Nominees include Martin Scorsese, Craig Spirko, Bertram van Munster, Robert B. Weide, Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky