Delivering movies to cable subscribers with full VCR capability is the No. 1 priority of Rob Jacobson in his new post as exec VP of In Demand, the dominant distributor of pay-per-view movies and…
Mercury Entertainment, in relationship with Lions Gate Television and Fisher Entertainment, will be out meeting with TV stations with a presentation tape for the dating game show "Who Wants To Date A…
Telewest is buying Eurobell, the last significant independent cable operator in the U.K., from Deutsche Telekom in a deal likely to total £280 million ($406 million).
ABC has picked up six additional episodes of its frosh medical drama "Gideon's Crossing."
The FCC Thursday put into action a new federal law requiring satellite TV companies to black out some sports and entertainment programming in cities such as Los Angeles, passing on the same…
Call it This Year's Models: Rockers Elvis Costello and T-Bone Burnett are teaming with scribe-producer John Mankiewicz ("Level Nine") to create an hourlong WB dramedy about four fashionistas turned…
After years of frugality, third-ranked Australian web Network Ten is raiding its piggy bank. Rescued from the brink of bankruptcy a decade ago by Canadian conglom CanWest, Ten is now one of Oz's most…
NBC rode its early-season "Frasier" momentum to another victory among young adults Tuesday, while CBS was the most-watched net on the night for the first time in 10 months. According to Nielsen, the…
The show will go on for top-rated syndie yakker "The Oprah Winfrey Show" -- at least through the 2003-04 TV season.
Hallmark Hall of Fame has acquired Susan Vreeland's short story collection, "Girl in Hyacinth Blue," in an outright mid-six figure purchase. "Girl's" collection of eight linked stories trace the…
Former "Beverly Hills, 90210" bad girl Tiffani Thiessen is headed back to series television, inking to star in an ABC comedy pilot from scribes Mark Blutman and Howard Busgang ("Boy Meets World").