With the ad sales marketplace continuing to head south, NBC is expected to lay off as many as 600 (of 6,000 total) employees over the next six months as part of a Peacock-wide cost-cutting…
The defining event in the cable industry in 2000 was Time Warner's stunningly bad decision to shut down the signals of ABC-owned TV stations on TW cable systems in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia…
While scripted series remain the top draw under the NBC "big tent," new Peacock master of entertainment Jeff Zucker says the web can't survive on sitcoms and dramas alone. Traditional series remain…
The run-up to and premiere of Paramount's syndie talker "Dr. Laura" drew more attention than usual to firstrun syndicated television last year, overshadowing much of the sector's other activity.
ABC, searching for strike insurance, has bought three runs of each of the first 13 James Bond theatricals from MGM for a total license fee of about $30 million. Eleven of the Bond titles, in…
Ted Turner may buy a stake in Russia's beleaguered NTV, the country's largest independent television station.
The true definition of a show that's a self-starter is one that gets viewers to tune in, no matter what. Foremost in this motivational group are CBS' "Judging Amy" and "CSI: Crime Scene…
ABC sacked the primetime competition last week, using three big scores for college football bowl games to record the best weekly ratings for any net this season.
A wild week in the bunker for rebel newsies at Czech Television culminated in a massive protest, a political promise and an emergency trip to the hospital for embattled general director Jiri Hodac…
ABC and 20th Century Fox TV could be headed for a real "Dharma" bummer.
It's a grand showbiz tradition: Hold a news conference, announce a splashy new project from a hot producer -- and then stand back and watch as absolutely nothing happens.