Dramatically upping the stakes in its battle with affils, Disney/ABC has decided to go forward with plans to launch an all-soaps cable channel anchored by same-day episodes of the net's sudsers.
In an effort to cut costs, as well as change the emphasis of ABC News, division prexy David Westin has quietly begun trimming his staff of hard news correspondents.
Mipdoc, a two-day mart devoted to nonfiction programming, unspools this weekend in Cannes as a prelude to the larger Mip TV trade show.
British TV programs are too dark, slow and insular to challenge U.S. programs for mass audiences outside the U.K., according to a report published by the British government.
PBS reported Wednesday it has scored its biggest grossing fund drive in history, raising more than $55.4 million through station supplication and another $18.2 through corporate sponsorships.
Fox is off to a slow start with its all-animation Tuesday lineup, slipping below the net's season-to-date average for that night despite the arrival of "Futurama" and a "Family Guy" special.
ESPN, accused of soaking cable operators for stratospheric license fees, has decided to give back some ad time.
Jessica Alba ("Never Been Kissed') has been cast as the lead in James Cameron's Fox drama "Dark Angel," while Rue McClanahan ("Golden Girls") will star in Spelling TV's WB pilot "Safe Harbor" and…
DIC Entertainment has sold two new animated half-hour series to the Pax TV Network: "Archie's Weird Mysteries" and "Sherlock Holmes in the 22nd Century."
As Fox affils react with outrage and disbelief to the network's plan to reclaim an estimated $175 million of ad inventory from stations, UPN has given its affils a pleasant surprise by doing just the…
TBS has commissioned Avenue Pictures to produce "Thrill Seekers," an original movie dealing with time travel, for cablecasting on the network in October 1999.