Numbers are in for the first full week of national sports channel Fox Sports 1, and the net has left plenty of room for improvement. Nielsen estimates that FS1 averaged 161,000 viewers in primetime…
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As automakers step up their efforts to go after the family market through the introduction of new SUVs and minivans, the smart ones are proving to be the brands that get kids on their good side…
NBC is back in business with NASCAR, inking a 10-year deal to carry more than half of the popular Sprint Cup Series starting in 2015. The rights, for which the Peacock shelled out roughly $4.4…
The network is scheduled for an Aug. 17 launch and will be available in the 90 million homes reached by its ancestor Speed.
Jay Herbert Cipes, writer, producer and Technicolor executive for over 20 years, died Feb. 1, 2013. Jay died of natural causes in Encino, Calif. He was 86.
Fox and NASCAR have extended their current deal through 2022, meaning the Daytona 500 will remain on the net.
Universal is hitting the racetrack to promote the homevid launch of "Fast Five," locking down a deal to rename the Chicagoland Speedway's "Camping World Truck Series" as the "Fast Five 225." Deal…
Variety staffers cover the biz in new tomes excerpted here. Peter Bart’s “Infamous Players” explores the history of Mob influence in Hollywood; David Cohen’s “The Ballad of Rango” details the making…
IFC Films has snagged North American and multiple foreign rights to "Cold Weather," the Aaron Katz pic that had a well-received bow at SXSW in March.
Lindsay Lohan has landed the lead role in an independent movie about 1970s porn star Linda Lovelace, one of the film's producers said.