The Munich-based Kirch Group has filed suit against the European Commission's ban of its proposed digital pay TV merger with Bertelsmann-affiliated CLT-UFA.
Just over a week after pulling an unprecedented double in the Emmys with nominations for best drama and best comedy, David E. Kelley-created shows "The Practice" and "Ally McBeal" have been named…
Channel 4 has confirmed plans to launch its own pay TV channel devoted to independent cinema, under the brand name Film Four.
Puppeteer Shari Lewis, the Emmy-winning children's entertainer who charmed youngsters for decades with her furry sidekicks Lamb Chop, Charlie Horse and Hush Puppy, died Sunday of pneumonia at…
Discovery Communications' YCTV (Your Choice TV) -- which repeated episodes of some TV shows at more convenient times for cable subscribers who couldn't program their VCRs -- has folded its operation.
Mike Judge, who co-created Fox's animated hit "King of the Hill" and created MTV's infamous "Beavis & Butt-head," has inked a four-year development deal with 20th Century Fox TV worth an estimated…
No doubt, Hank Hill would chalk up his family's success in the syndie marketplace to its unwavering faith in God, Country and Football.
Warner Bros. has sewn up deals that will keep "ER" stars Anthony Edwards and Noah Wyle in scrubs through the 2001-2002 season at record salaries for a drama, insiders said.
Laurie Younger was promoted to senior VP and chief financial officer for ABC Inc., ABC Inc. president Robert Iger announced Monday, as expected (Daily Variety, Aug. 3).
Hank Azaria has signed on to voice the title character of the BBC/Klasky-Csupo/Absolutely Prods.' animated sitcom "Stressed Eric," which premieres on NBC Aug. 12 at 9:30 p.m.
Liberty Media's digital package of Spanish-lingo channels, Canales ñ,will bow in its first systems Tuesday.