France Television was celebrating Thursday after a government decision to plow 1 billion francs ($134.5 million) into the pubcaster's digital terrestrial TV plans, ending months of uncertainty.
Lifetime Television, eager to break into original comedy after finding success with a trio of original dramas, is aggressively developing about a half-dozen laffers for 2002.
File under "not groovy": Fox execs have put a last-second halt to "That 70s Show" star Ashton Kutcher's plans to play for charity on ABC's May sweeps celeb edition of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire."
Two more late midseason entries got off to strong starts Wednesday as ABC laffer "My Wife and Kids" and Fox reality series "Boot Camp" scored impressive victories with their premieres.
In his first major public pronouncement, Federal Communications Commission chair Michael Powell on Thursday told Congress that he will soon launch a review of a regulation preventing broadcasters…
John D. Maatta has been upped to exec VP and general counsel of the WB Network.
Wariness will be the watchword as U.S. TV sellers wing their way this weekend to the French Riviera for the 38th annual Mip TV trade show in Cannes, which opens Monday.
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