Its humor has been called inane, insane and infantile, but J2 Communications chief James Jimirro says National Lampoon is becoming sophisticated -- at least in terms of its business plan.
With all the talk about an explosion of specialty channels in the future, PBS officials say public television's best strategy will be to provide a variety of programming, with an emphasis on…
The 13-year-old boy suing Michael Jackson for allegedly molesting him vividly detailed sexual encounters with the entertainer in a declaration filed Monday with the court.
US West Inc. named four more metropolitan regions in which it will build an interactive multimedia network.
Investors and arbitragers Monday dumped shares of Viacom and drove down the stock prices of Paramount, Blockbuster and rival bidder QVC. The selloff, showing Wall St.'s profound disappointment with…
A producer's $ 2 million suit against MCA over the hit CBS series "Northern Exposure" has been allowed to go forward, with a trial date set for Jan. 24.
With 1993 sales of consumer electronic products estimated near $ 40 billion -- up more than $ 2 billion from 1992 -- the industry is optimistic about growth for 1994, according to the chairman of…
Paul D. Beckham, prexy of Turner Cable Network Sales, will retire after 23 years with Turner Broadcasting.
Shares in BET Holdings hit a 52-week trading high Thursday and could rise further in the near term thanks to a bullish chart pattern and several ambitious expansion moves.
Viacom and its investment bankers were in discussions late Thursday night with backer Blockbuster Entertainment about increasing its participation in the bid for Paramount Communications, sources…
First-quarter earnings for King World Prods. Inc. were flat and revenues rose modestly as the distribbery paid higher participation fees on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and had to cover production…