NBC Sports is bullish about harvesting big advertising revenues when the National Basketball Assn. begins a truncated 1998-99 season Feb. 5.
In a move that signals a new direction in programming for CNBC, David Grubin Prods. is developing a four-hour miniseries for the cabler entitled "The Power of Business."
Memo to ABC execs hoping the arrival of Diane Sawyer and Charles Gibson will keep "Good Morning America" from falling to third in the ratings: It's too late.
NBC's Wednesday season premiere of "Lateline" got scooped by the competition, landing a distant third in the half-hour in adults 18-49 and matching the weakest firstrun homes rating ever in that slot…
CNBC has promoted Mark Hoffman to managing editor of business news. The job had been filled on a temporary basis for the past year by Bruno Cohen, senior VP of business news for CNBC.
Aside from the usual barbs thrown at UPN, WB Network CEO Jamie Kellner took a swipe at sister studio Warner Bros. TV at the opening session of the Television Critics Assn. press tour Thursday.
Tracey Ullman's Emmy-winning HBO series "Tracey Takes On" has been bought for U.K. broadcast by Sky Movies to screen on its premium film channel Sky Premier.
The abrupt resignation Monday of Finnish minister of transport and communications Matti Aura has thrown the country's plans for the launching of its digital terrestrial platform into turmoil.
The WB netlet has greenlit its first pilot for the fall schedule, a timely ensemble drama from producer Dick Wolf about young Washington, D.C., staffers.
Three of the happiest people in town Wednesday were Rupert Murdoch, Ted Turner and NBC's chairman Bob Wright, highlighting the showbiz impact of the pro basketball lockout settlement.
In a deal that could well total more than $150 million, TNT has bought the exclusive, off-networks cable rights to "Law & Order," one of the steadiest and highest rated off-net series for A&E and…