There's a bidding war in Japan for the free-TV rights to Paramount's movies, following a keenly contested race for Warner Bros. product.
"Ally McBeal," featuring Robert Downey Jr. in a prominent storyline, surged Monday to some of its best ratings in eight months. The Fox series, which is down sharply in ratings compared with a year…
Star TV is to enter the direct-to-home TV biz with P.K. Mittal's Music Broadcast. Latter holds the license to FM radio stations in several cities.
"Titanic" sailed off with winning yet unspectacular numbers Sunday on NBC, while ABC won the night in total viewers thanks to a strong theatrical performance of its own from "The Santa Clause."…
Kerry Packer's Nine Network Entertainment India has signed a deal with India's Balaji Telefilms under which the former will hold a 20% stake in the latter.
Scribe Don Beck, who serves as a co-exec producer on the ABC laffer, has inked a two-year overall pact with Touchstone Television. Deal, valued in the low seven figures, calls for Beck to create and…
TNN (the National Network) will boldly go where no one has gone before: The general entertainment cabler has acquired the cable rights to three "Star Trek" series from the 1980s and '90s, as well as…
Pubcaster CBC and Chum Television, a privately controlled broadcaster, are teaming to create a C$2 million ($1.3 million) fund to boost the telepic and feature film industries in Canada.
WCBS-TV, CBS' flagship O&O in Gotham, and Discovery Nets' TLC have reached an agreement to collaborate on programming for the station's newscasts. CBS will broadcast reports based on upcoming…
With Tuesday and Wednesday night ballots yet to be counted, NBC has declared victory among adults 18-49 in this November's sweeps -- but will battle down to the last chad with ABC in a tight total…
Italy's Media Authority gave final approval last week for pay TV operators Telepiu and Stream to use digital TV decoders.