The federal government is moving to tighten bidding regulations for pay-TV: From now on it is asking for a 5% deposit up front from potential licensees.
Malcolm Leo Prods., fast becoming one of ABC's top outside suppliers of prime time specials, hopes to follow a busy May sweeps with projects on the Smothers Brothers, Otis Redding and a tribute to…
MTV Networks Inc. will launch an in-house production unit, MTV Prods., whose mission will be to develop feature film and TV projects, MTV exec VP Judy McGrath announced Monday.
Stephanie Hodge, who's starring in the CBS-Columbia Pictures TV pilot "Muddling Through," will exit the NBC-Disney series "Nurses" at the end of this season.
Combined revenues of the nation's television and radio broadcasters fell in 1991 while those of the cable TV industry rose, according to a Commerce Dept. survey.
Showtime Networks Inc. is seeking a court declaration that it can offset more than $ 29 million from future payments due under an output agreement with Orion Pictures Corp. because Orion…
Conan O'Brien, NBC's future "Late Night" host, will make his second post-appointment appearance Tuesday on the network's "Today" show and, on the same night, will visit "Late Night With David…
KNBC-TV will feature Los Angeles Police Chief Willie Williams in a regular weekly segment titled "Ask the Chief" on its 6 p.m. newscast beginning Wednesday. Questions will come from KNBC anchors as…
KCBS-TV's ouster of news director John Lippman -- after a stormy 16-month tenure at the station -- was seen in most quarters as a case of too many headaches with too little ratings improvement to…
Jaclyn Smith and Fox chairwoman Lucie Salhany were honored Friday at the 38th annual Genii Awards. Guest speaker Aaron Spelling, host Johnny Grant and the presenters -- actress Jayne Meadows and MTV…
In a blow to the broadcast industry, Senate Commerce Committee chairman Ernest Hollings (D-S.C.) is considering supporting legislation requiring health warnings on beer and wine commercials.