New Line is pitching "Hard Knox" to TV stations as a weekly syndicated series beginning in fall 2001. The proposed action hour stars Thomas Calabro ("Melrose Place"), Lee Majors and Australian…
Pubcasters are facing an uphill battle trying to convince state governments to OK a viewer-fee increase after an ARD affiliate lost around $1 million on the foreign bond market.
German distrib Kinowelt has made a second key deal for movies in its $300 million Warner Bros. package by licensing a clutch of those titles to German pubcaster ZDF.
For viewers in the east German city of Leipzig, cable TV continues to offer ground-breaking alternatives and a glimpse of what is to come in the rest of the country.
Goldie Hawn's Cherry Alley Prods. and Alliance Atlantis are developing a two-hour pic for NBC based on the events surrounding the murder of gay college student Matthew Shepard.
Continuing the expansion of its global sales operations, Columbia TriStar Intl. TV has promoted Mike Wald, VP of international television, to the newly created post of VP, worldwide pay television…
A hot-button episode of the NBC laffer "Frasier" has gone missing in syndication this year, and the show's exec producer and writer are questioning the reason for its absence.
MTV has upped Heidi Eskenazi, to the post of VP, licensing, Paul White to director, licensing and Preston Lewis, to the post of director, marketing and retail, program enterprises.
Call it the trouble with hiatus. ABC has pulled frosh laffer "The Trouble with Normal" off the air for the remainder of the November sweeps. Paramount-produced skein has been a consistent ratings…
Channel 4 has announced that its digital entertainment web E4 will launch Jan. 18. The U.K.'s cable leader NTL has already agreed to carry the channel, which aims to become available on all digital…
The producers of "Shop 'Til You Drop" are going to the ultimate bazaar for their next project: Minneapolis' Mall of America.