Sony Corp. and Fuji Television Network will announce today that they are joining Rupert Murdoch's direct satellite broadcasting venture in Japan, JSkyB, as partners.
Author James Halperin's second novel, "The First Immortal" --- which is due out next year --- has been optioned by Hallmark Entertainment for $125,000 and picked up by CBS as a miniseries for either…
The rival queens of syndicated afternoon talk will be united in an unlikely setting --- on "The Oprah Winfrey Show" --- when Rosie O'Donnell makes an appearance on a show taping in Chicago for…
EchoStar Communications Corp. chairman Charlie Ergen escalated his attack against his one-time sat-TV partner, News Corp., claiming Tuesday that the media giant backed out of its deal with EchoStar…
After delivering across-the-board cuts to Aussie film, TV and arts bodies last year, the conservative government defied expectations Tuesday night by not touching film funding but hacking into coin…
Jack F. Parmeter has been named vice president of on-air promotion at CBS Entertainment, reporting to Ron Scalera, senior VP and creative director, CBS Entertainment.
CanWest Global Communications Corp. has agreed to sublicense its national TV programs to rival WIC Western Intl. Communications Ltd., which will air them on its four stations in Alberta.
Finally starting to make progress with skeptical Southern California cable operators in its efforts at distribution, the regional sportsnet Fox Sports West 2 more than doubled its penetration…
France 2's production "Chimere" took the main prize at the Golden Prague TV festival, which ran May 7-10 in the Czech capital.
Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. (CME) announced Tuesday it is pulling out of money-losing Berlin station Puls TV.
Kicking off its first-ever upfront presentation Tuesday evening, Univision trotted out its top talent and lobbied media buyers to take advantage of the burgeoning Hispanic market.