The nation's top communications regulator on Monday urged pubcasters to reject the idea of accepting paid commercials to shore up their finances and bankroll quality programming.
The long-suffering cable TV sector staged its biggest Wall Street rally in almost four years Monday after software giant Microsoft Corp. confirmed plans to invest $1 billion in No. 4 cabler Comcast…
DirecTV has extended its distribution deal with two Canadian programming services in a multiyear agreement expected to generate revenue of $200 million over the life of the contract.
WGN, the Tribune Broadcasting-owned TV station in Chicago, has bought the rerun rights to Warner Bros. Domestic's "The Drew Carey Show."
NBC's Brillstein-Grey comedy "The Naked Truth" is being revamped again for fall. The show was already reworked once when it moved from ABC to NBC. Now, Michael Saltzman of "Murphy Brown" is the new…
Drag queen RuPaul has reupped to host his "The RuPaul Show" for Viacom cabler VH1, inking a three-year deal to remain fronting the celebrity interview show that previously ran only Saturday nights…
Yorkshire-Tyne Tees Television late Monday confirmed that it is in ''preliminary'' talks to be acquired by fellow ITV company Granada.
In lieu of buying their spectra at an auction, broadcasters would have to pay an annual fee for using the nation's airwaves, according to a measure proposed by Senate Commerce Committee chairman John…
Fox Sports West 2 has scored with its squeeze play --- using the Dodgers to sell reluctant cable operators on carriage --- and has cracked the 2 million subscriber mark.
CNN Intl. unveiled the German-lingo news program CNN Deutschland at the Media Forum confab in Cologne on Monday.