Spanish telco Telefonica -- a top protagonist in Europe's recent mega-merger mania following its $5.3 billion buy up on March 17 of Dutch production behemoth Endemol -- revealed still further…
Regis Philbin has helped ABC accomplish something that Marcus Welby, Fonzie and the Carringtons never could: win 15 straight weeks in the ratings.
Moving into the network big leagues, indie Los Angeles station KWHY Channel 22 will air the nation's first Spanish-lingo HDTV broadcast April 30.
Granada Media and Discovery Communications have announced a $35 million, three-year alliance to co-produce history, adventure and science programming, making this the first formal pact between the…
Sportscaster and Olympic gold medalist Donna de Varona has filed an age and sex discrimination suit against ABC Sports, which she alleged fired her after she no longer appealed to young male viewers.
FROM MIP TVDanish toy company Lego is getting into TV production. Lego Media Intl. has announced it is snapping together a development and production arm with offices in London and L.A.
Station group USA Broadcasting is getting involved with Unapix Syndication. USA Broadcasting has agreed to be the launch group for Unapix's "Singles Court," a half-hour syndicated relationship strip…
Actor Robert Urich has sued Castle Rock Television, charging that the company terminated his television series "Lazarus Man" and refused to pay him because he had cancer. The complaint, filed Tuesday…
The much-anticipated season finale of "The Sopranos" whacked the competition on Sunday night with the largest audience for any HBO original series program, giving HBO its highest rating since the…
The French group Vivendi has dismissed reports in the British press that said it may have to divest its 24.5% minority share in BSkyB pay TV.
Comedy Central is getting original. The laffer web will begin airing original programming five nights a week this summer. New schedule, which kicks off June 18, will feature loosely themed nights…