The BBC has appeased its news journalists by partially backing down on controversial plans to merge its news operations.
Producers Merrill Karpf and Donna Ebbs have joined King World Prods. to head the company's expanding primetime longform division and develop telefilms and miniseries.
In an unprecedented move, Televisa began airing a series of commercials Oct. 22 in which viewers voice at times biting criticisms of its news coverage and anchors.
NBC Asia and Taipei-based Eastern Television have signed an agreement that will make ET's affiliate, Eastern Multimedia, the exclusive Taiwan distributor for the CNBC and NBC channels.
Despite near hourly updates Thursday indicating that an official announcement was imminent, the situation involving former Nick at Nite/TV Land exec Rich Cronin and his future post with the Fox Kids…
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, will give the keynote luncheon address at the third annual Worldwide Television Industry Summit Conference in New York Nov. 24.
Columbia TriStar is poised to ink a pay-per-view deal with the four U.K. cable companies that signed a non-exclusive PPV deal with Warner Bros. last week (Daily Variety, Oct. 17).
Britain's Channel Four may soon have less need for the U.S. sitcoms and dramas that have helped sustain its cult status.
Televisa turned in a strong third quarter, analysts said, with marked improvements in its operating results.