CBS will again expand its "48 Hours" newsmag franchise to two nights per week this summer.
It's taken CBS five years to climb back to the top of the ratings hill, but the next battle may be even tougher -- convincing Madison Avenue that its accomplishment means something.
The CNN News Group has engineered a $50 million, three-year "strategic alliance" with information-technology publisher Intl. Data Group (IDG).
"NBC Nightly News" will end the 1998-99 season in first place by virtually all measurements, overcoming a solid challenge from ABC's "World News Tonight" and the Peacock web's primetime Nielsen slide.
King World Intl. has acquired the exclusive rights to distribute abroad the two-hour special "Scared Straight! 20 Years Later" hosted by Danny Glover and produced by Arnold Shapiro Prods.
CBS sent "Joan of Arc," Michael Landon, "Dr. Quinn" and the Daytime Emmys to do battle with NBC last week, but it wasn't enough to win the monthlong May sweeps war.
King World Prods.' syndie yakker "The Martin Short Show" has landed on WCBS New York, filling the last major hole in its station lineup in preparation for its fall bow.
While Fox cut the majority of reality shows from its fall schedule, the network has ordered three reality series as backups.
TV's annual upfront ad buying derby is off to a fast and furious start, with advertisers said to be lining up early to do deals for early morning and evening news programs and with the red hot WB.
Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. Europe will ink an agreement for the acquisition of a stake in Italy's second digital TV platform, Stream, on Saturday, Murdoch's representative for European affairs and…
Studios USA is in for a fight with some of its "Jerry Springer" station affils over the distrib's decision to rein in the bleeps, brawls and bods that have become a staple of the raucous syndie…