Rupert Murdoch's Fox Entertainment Group announced its plans to become the majority investor in the National Geographic Channel, a joint venture between NBC and National Geographic Television (Daily…
Viewer's Choice, the dominant pay-per-view distributor in the U.S., plans to shift its New York-based programming staff to Los Angeles this summer.
In a move that reflects the tenuous state of network-affil relations -- and possibly the budget crunch hitting all the webs -- ABC has made a last-minute decision to pare back next month's affil…
Emmy-winning thesp Juliet Mills has been cast in the new NBC sudser "Passions," which began production Wednesday with location shooting in Paris.
DirecTV announced Wednesday that it has decided to follow rival satcaster EchoStar's lead and offer a programming package that includes a handful of local channels.
After flirting with a number of webs and syndie distribs in recent years, radio shrink Dr. Laura Schlessinger has inked a talkshow development deal with Paramount Domestic TV (Daily Variety, April 1).
Veteran "20/20" anchor Hugh Downs on Wednesday announced plans to ankle ABC and retire from a full-time role in the biz in September.
MTV greenlit four musicvideo shows to premiere on its morning lineup later this spring, announced Brian Graden, executive VP, programming, MTV.
NBC deluged the April 26-May 2 primetime Nielsens competition with a torrent of ''Noah's Ark'' viewers, buoying NBC to an early May sweeps lead of epic proportions.
NBC has picked up 13 episodes of midseason reality skein "World's Most Amazing Videos."
Granada Entertainment USA has signed a partnership deal with NBC Studios for the pilot of a proposed hourlong series for early 2000 called "Small Beer."