Prolific novelist James Ellroy ("L.A. Confidential") has elected to exec produce "Detour," based on the book by Cheryl Crane and Cliff Jahr, for ABC television. Pic would rep his first such effort.
The Delaware Supreme Court has upheld the World Wrestling Federation's programming shift from USA Networks to Viacom.
Digital video recording service TiVo has partnered with cabler Starz Encore Group to jointly develop subscription video on demand and pay-per-view services.
Tom Freston, chairman of MTV Networks, said MTV has at last come up with a general entertainment network of its own. While the initials, TNN, will stay the same, the name changes to the National…
Turner Broadcasting has pulled in new subscribers to three of its cable networks, adding 1.5 million households each to Turner South and Cartoon Network and propelling TBS' total to 80.8 million…
Business information empire Thomson Corp. and multimedia behemoth BCE announced Friday that they have inked a deal to pool their resources to create a television, newspaper and Internet powerhouse…
As part of the restructuring of operations at Disney's Buena Vista Television and newly formed Buena Vista Prods., the company has named two new veeps.
Canada's broadcast regulator has licensed a new French-language arts and culture specialty channel, La Tele des Arts, a partnership between private and public sectors. Web is jointly owned by…
Broadband Interactive Group has inked a television distribution deal with media group Extreme Intl., formerly operating as X Dream Intl. Under the terms of the agreement, Extreme will distribute 200…
Although broadcast networks may have limited their coverage of the Democratic and Republican conventions, their Internet arms helped pick up the slack with a too-much-is-not-enough exuberance. But…
Specialty TV channel Sportscope Television Network has taken itself public by inking a reverse takeover deal with Old Canada Investment Corp. valued at more than C$150 million ($100 million).