German pubcasters have denied accusations by commercial rivals that a planned increase in TV viewer fees is being used primarily to pay for soccer rights.
Nicholas Hoult, who starred alongside Hugh Grant in "About A Boy," is to play the lead in "Star," a new original series commissioned for ITV's children's block CiTV.
Motown star Gladys Knight is close to signing on as a judge on Fox's kiddie talent contest "American Juniors."
The upfront ad sales marketplace blew wide open Wednesday, as media buyers flooded the broadcast networks with even more dollars than expected.
Still basking in the glow of record cable ratings for the Steven Spielberg-produced 20-hour miniseries "Taken," the Sci Fi Channel has roped in two more Hollywood heavyweights, Bryan Singer and Dean…
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Both foreign TV station buyers and Hollywood sellers continued in upbeat mode Wednesday, two-thirds of the way through the 10-day viewing marathon known as the L.A. Screenings.
Tribune Entertainment prexy Dick Askin has thrown his hat into the TV Academy ring, announcing his intention to run for the org's chairman/CEO post.
It's not enough for NBC and CBS to duke it out in the Nielsen ring. The webs now are going to the mat over who reigns supreme in the measurement that really counts: Primetime profits.
Fox isn't just hounding the Peacock, it has plucked it. On the towering strength of "American Idol" -- and the halo effect it had on the net's key scripted skeins -- Fox has won its first-ever May…