Universal Television Group execs, led by chairman Michael Jackson, emerged from their presentations at the TV Critics press tour chanting the mantra, "If you build it they will come."
TCA Press Tour
Cable networks are looking to poker, sex and single girls to help maintain the momentum gained by the cable sector with original programming in 2002.
CNN News Group topper Walter Isaacson has downplayed ongoing reports that the network is in the throes of an ageist purge of its on-air lineup.
With ratings for repeats headed south faster than the Dow, NBC will try to pump up its quotient of original programming next summer by launching a handful of scripted entertainment series during the…
Hoping to build on momentum from the show's Emmy nominations and fall DVD release, Fox will air the upcoming season premiere of "24" without commercial interruption.
Fox cleaned up at Sunday's 18th annual Television Critics Assn. Awards, snagging five mentions, including program of the year for the real-time drama "24."
Marketing issues took centerstage as four of the broadcast nets met with reporters at the Television Critics Assn. press tour last week.
ABC execs believe the worst is behind them -- and are now hoping to show signs of ratings recovery this fall.
While movies such as "Minority Report" seamlessly incorporate product placement in their content, TV is still wrestling with the same issue, according to CBS prexy-CEO Leslie Moonves.
The WB held its 2002 Summer Party on Saturday in Los Angeles.
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