Underlining its commitment to press for improved DVD residuals, the Writers Guild of America West has asked members to take note of the soaring popularity of DVD sales for hit TV shows.
Just days after esteemed talkshow pioneer Jack Paar died late last month, Shout! Factory has announced that it will release a DVD collection of Paar TV programming on March 30.
HBO is capitalizing on the growing profile of its brand in the U.K. by releasing its telepics direct to DVD, before they are sold to local broadcasters. Movies such as "Hysterical Blindness," "Live…
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Into the Storm
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At 20 years old, A&E has never looked younger. Win-a-home contests, airport anguish and the real-life family edition of "CSI" are just a few of the things found on the revamped network largely known…
A&E has spent the last six months on a movie-buying binge, locking up exclusive cable windows to such titles as "Erin Brockovich," "Shakespeare in Love" and "The Hours."
To understand the significance of the Justice brand of A&E's programming, it pays to talk with Bill Kurtis.
With titles such as "Pride and Prejudice," "Horatio Hornblower" and "Shackleton" as evidence, A&E's success with its Brit co-productions is due to careful, time-consuming preparation.
Not exactly material that would seem suited for the History Channel, "Breaking Vegas" is the story of MIT students who made millions.
When Abbe Raven became executive vice president and general manager of A&E in fall 2002, she had a challenge on her hands with the "Biography" series that was somewhat akin to retrofitting the QE2.
Reality TV on A&E will be free of bug munching, backstabbing and soulmate searching. But there will be mortuary loitering.