The Sci Fi Channel has hired Tony Optican as VP of development and current programming.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has tapped Beth Harris to the newly created post of director of marketing.
"Alias" exec producers Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman-Counter have forged a new identity: Creators of a put pilot commitment for ABC.
E! Networks has named former Fox TV Studios and MTV executive Lisa Berger as senior veepee of programming and development.
It will take two years for French TV exports to recover from a poor 2002 after more than a decade of growth, Gallic researchers said Tuesday.
ABC Family has tapped Mark Silverman senior VP and GM of ABC Family Channel.
Warner Bros. Domestic TV's "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" had a solid opening day in firstrun syndication Monday, while NBC Enterprises' "Starting Over" came up short.
Producer Trent Othick has partnered with longtime friends and Las Vegas businessmen Tim Poster, Tom Breitling and Lorenzo Fertitta to form Insomnia Entertainment.
Mediaset, Italy's leading TV group, upped its first-half pre-tax profit by 22.7% to 438.2 million euros ($492 million), in line with analysts' expectations.
E! Networks is further localizing its U.K. channel, signing a major programming deal with ITV's morning franchise holder GMTV for its showbiz program "Entertainment Today."
Aspiring young soccer players who want to "Bend it Like Beckham" will feature in "SoccaStars," a new talent search concept whose prototype will kick off in Ireland early next year.