Climaxing a season of swelling anticipation, Ellen Morgan (the bookstore-managing alter ego of Ellen DeGeneres) finally acknowledges her lesbianism tonight in an “Ellen” hour that represents…
The African Barter Co., a feisty newcomer that made a splash at the recent Mip TV trade show in Cannes, has snapped up barter syndication rights to a hefty slate of U.S. movies and TV shows for the…
The BBC may at last be positioned to break into the U.S. TV market, following its agreement on a broad digital alliance with U.S. cable giant Tele-Communications Inc.
Although UPN comedy "Moesha" has only been on the air for a year, Worldvision Enterprises last week began meeting with station groups about selling off-net rights to the sitcom for the year 2000, the…
Beltway lobbyists may meet with public interest groups as early as this week to begin taking suggestions for changes to the program ratings code, broadcast industry sources say.
Universal Television has inked a multiyear comedy development deal with writer-producer Mark Driscoll. According to sources familiar with the deal, Driscoll signed a two-year, $4 million pact with an…
Tribune Broadcasting's WPIX took a record 40 nominations Thursday for the New York area Emmy Awards, honoring news, sports and other programming.
Scriptwriters Network has announced a May 10 deadline for the seventh annual Carl Sautter Memorial Scriptwriting Competition for Film & Television.
Longtime KIIS radio marketing exec Karen Lamas Tobin has jumped to KNBC-TV as director of marketing communications, a position that will find her overseeing all of the station's media, publicity and…
Turner Original Prods. has signed a deal with Silence Film Prods. for an hour-long docu "CIA" (working title) from executive producer Richard Linklater and producer Sasha Alpert.
Concluding a long search, the Disney Channel has hired Shirley Powell as its new VP of media relations, adding another cog to its restructured executive team under prexy Anne Sweeney.