Turner Broadcasting System yesterday responded to Congress' override of President Bush's cable bill veto by filing suit to block implementation of the retransmission consent/must-carry provisions of…
Recent elections for Teamsters Local 399 have resulted in the election of Mike Padovich as president, Walt Williams as veepee and Leo Reed as secretary-treasurer.
New cable networks--and emerging programming services--may find it tough to get cable operators to carry their networks with the extra costs the new cable reregulation legislation is expected to…
Nick Elliott has been appointed managing director of LWT Programmes Ltd., the production arm of ITV station London Weekend Television. Formerly LWT's controller of drama, Elliott is replacing Marcus…
A proposed merger between West Coast Local 531, National Assn. of Broadcast Employees & Technicians and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees has been officially completed. IA…
Quebec's largest cable company, Le Groupe Videotron Ltee, has filed a preliminary prospectus with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission with the intention of issuing $ 150 million of senior…
Viacom Intl. is entering the interactive arena with the creation of its own New Media group. The cable programmer has appointed Michele DiLorenzo, formerly VP business development at its MTV channel…
A Georgia cable TV company claiming a right of access to run its lines, free of charge, into two Cobb County apartment complexes lost a Supreme Court appeal yesterday.
Congress voted last night to override a White House veto of cable reregulation legislation, breaking President Bush's unblemished veto record and handing him a humiliating defeat less than a month…
Turner Broadcasting System is expected to eliminate as many as 50 to 75 TV post-production staffers at Hanna-Barbera Inc. on Nov. 1 and farm the work to outside firms.
An Arizona court sentenced former concert promoter Gary Tovar to seven years in prison for his role in a drug distribution case.