Hallmark Entertainment and Jim Henson Co. have closed their deal to invest $100 million in Liberty Media's Odyssey Channel (Daily Variety, June 29), said sources close to the cabler.
Polygram TV is pitching a syndie strip for fall 1999 that sounds like a cross between "Love Connection" and "Candid Camera" mixed with elements of "Pop-Up Video."
Former MTV and A&E exec Andy Orgel has signed on as prexy and chief operating officer of the fledgling Wisdom Television, a new-age-themed channel that will soon seek cable carriage.
Satcaster Sky has consolidated its lead in a heated race against Hughes-led Galaxy to sign upper-income subscribers in Latin America. As of Sept. 30, the digital service backed by News Corp.…
The Caucus for Producers, Writers and Directors has announced nominations for its 16th annual awards show, to be held Jan 17.
In a deal that offers insight into the future plans of both companies, NBC has tapped Carsey-Werner to handle the off-network sales of its spooky Saturday night drama "Profiler."
MTV has signed a development deal with Adam Tyler, a young producer who created "The Cut," currently on the music cabler.
Actor Jeffrey Tambor ("The Larry Sanders Show") has inked a deal to star in the NBC pilot "Everything's Relative" from Witt-Thomas and NBC Studios.
With half the November sweeps now completed, primetime Nielsen results show NBC with a tough fight on its hands for both the households and adults 18-49 crowns, with leads of just a 10th of a point…
Nickelodeon's "Rugrats" Thanksgiving special on Tuesday night scored the highest-ever rating for the kids cabler.
Paxson Communications has hired network veteran Paul Wang as exec VP of family-oriented broadcaster Pax TV.