Walter Cronkite has signed to host a series of 20th century retrospective specs for syndie distrib TWI.
Trina McQueen, the president of the Canadian Discovery Channel, has been appointed chair of the Banff Television Foundation.
PBS' long-running science documentary television series NOVA will serve as host to the 1998 World Congress of Science Producers, now in its sixth year and held for the first time in the U.S.
It's 500 weeks and counting as CBS turned in another first-place ratings performance in daytime Thursday.
Freshman gaveler "Judge Mills Lane" took a double-digit ratings jump in the week ended Oct. 11, according to Nielsen's latest national syndie ratings report.
Aside from his troubled satellite foray in the U.S., Rupert Murdoch usually displays a sure touch in the pay TV business, but Indonesia continues to bleed News Corp.'s coffers.
Japan's Ministry of Post and Telecommunications will grant broadcast licenses to six companies to send high-definition programming via satellite starting in 2000.
Lauren Holly, last seen on the small screen in "Picket Fences," is returning to the venue -- at least as a writer.
Court TV, which only recently looked set for a death sentence, will increase its carriage by 15% for a new total of 38 million homes thanks to an improved relationship between the cabler's corporate…
Merv Griffin Entertainment is prepping a TV special and homevideo compilation of the legendary filmmaker's numerous appearances -- at least 40, by Griffin's count -- on Griffin's various talkshows…
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