UPN has smacked down a new hard-core on-air image in time for May sweeps. NBC and Fox branding vets Jim Cahill and Jim Atkinson created the new branding package, code named "Full Metal Packet."
NBC has paid seven figures to make a miniseries out of "First to Die," a James Patterson novel that marks the first installment in a book franchise by the author of the Alex Cross series.
Time Warner's Gerald Levin declared Monday that the rule that led TW to pull six ABC-owned TV stations off cable for 39 hours last week "is bad public policy, and we aim to change it."
Larry Perret, the news director behind the KCBS series of reports that prompted the Health Dept. inspection of California restaurants, has joined KCOP Los Angeles as news director.
Talk TV veteran Stuart Krasnow, former exec producer for the recently axed syndie yakker "The Martin Short Show," has signed an exclusive overall development deal with NBC Studios.
Universal Worldwide Television has sold movie package List of a Lifetime 5, featuring such pics as "The Deer Hunter," "American Graffiti" and "Field of Dreams," to Tribune Station Group.
A deal is imminent under which Sony's Columbia Pictures will pony up low against mid-six figures for former "Malcolm in the Middle" supervising producers Jack Amiel and Mike Begler's spec "Life…
Fox's Health Network will re-launch as WebMD Television this fall, the net announced at the National Cable TV Assn. convention.
Auds are making a practice out of watching ABC on Sunday, and it's not just for its gameshow.
Microsoft unveiled Monday a broad slate of agreements with interactive TV companies, pushing the software developer into the forefront of developing technologies for enhanced television.