Moody's Investors Service put five cable companies on notice Friday that their bonds may be downgraded. As much as $ 2 billion in debt could be affected by the move.
Exec producer Lorne Michaels has named veterans from two of his series, Robert Smigel and Jeff Ross, producers on the new Conan O'Brien talkshow that will fill NBC's "Late Night With David Letterman"…
Producing team Alan Cross and Tom Spezialy have signed an exclusive deal with Universal TV to develop and produce comedy series for both the networks and cable.
Italian TV was shaken earlier this month by anti-corruption crusaders conducting Operation Clean Hands.
The Anti-Defamation League is urging the Walt Disney Co. to further revise an “Aladdin” tune (Daily Variety, July 12) and remove the word “barbaric” from lyrics Arab groups found offensive. * * *…
KCOP will shift Paramount's "The Arsenio Hall Show" to 11:30 p.m. on Aug. 9, with the station adding a second daily run of Viacom's off-net sitcom "Roseanne" at 11 p.m.
Violence not surprisingly headlined CBS Entertainment prez Jeff Sagansky's Q&A session with TV critics Saturday, with the exec saying the entire industry must take responsibility on the issue -…
HBO chairman-CEO Michael Fuchs isn't sure what direction the predicted 500-channel universe will take, but he see its advent as less of a threat to the pay service than the explosion of VCR ownership…
A group of investors led by a 37-year-old Mexico City accountant will pay almost $ 650 million for two state-owned television networks and other properties, the government announced.
Whether it's filming the suicide leap of a teen or live drug shootouts, the TV news show "Aqui, Agora" (Here and Now) is the hottest thing on Brazilian television.
CBS News officials reiterated that they're not worried about a ratings decline accompanying the addition of Connie Chung to "The CBS Evening News," calling the broadcast "a work in progress" and…