E! Entertainment TV, which saturated its schedule with a record 11 hours of Oscar day programming March 21, ended up harvesting the best total-day Nielsen rating in its eight-year history.
Universal is poised to re-establish a presence in the domestic TV biz as it wraps up the drawn-out negotiations regarding the remaining assets of Polygram Filmed Entertainment and Brillstein-Grey…
Boosted by a strong showing for its coverage of the 1998 Winter Olympics, CBS captured a whopping 30 Sports Emmy Awards nominations Wednesday, the most of any net.
Showtime and British film financiers Flashpoint Ltd. have entered into an agreement to co-finance five original films, the companies announced Wednesday.
Judy Pastore is replacing Eddie October as an exec producer and the daily showrunner on "The Roseanne Show."
Jim Newman, a veteran TV business reporter, is moving from KTLA to KABC next month.
Home & Garden Television has signed Bob Villa for his first-ever, original cable series as the host of "Restore America," scheduled to premiere July 4.
Canuck producer CanWest Entertainment has launched an international distribution company based in London and tapped seasoned sales executive Greg Phillips to run the operation.
KCOP Los Angeles has picked up "The Martin Short Show" for a fall debut (Daily Variety, March 2).
Michael Eckert, CEO of the Weather Channel, has resigned his post after 17 years with the cable web and 14 years as its president.
The BBC has run up the white flag in its losing ratings war with ITV, taking refuge in the moral high ground of public-service programming.