The Big Three networks were given final approval Friday from the FCC to preempt, on a limited basis, educational children's television programming for live sports events.
In a unique example of some Viacom corporate synergy, MTV will air a same-day simulcast this weekend of the new Showtime dramatic anthology series from brothers Tony and Ridley Scott, "The Hunger."
Will Pat Bullard become the new matchmaker/referee on "Love Connection"? He will if Warner Bros.' syndie arm decides to go forward with a revival of "Love Connection," which wrapped its original…
The Discovery Channel's Japan version has been launched, and it will be carried on the PerfecTV direct-to-home satellite platform, as well as some regional CATV services.
Viacom and Seagram filed legal memorandums Friday criticizing each other's plans to dispose of their jointly owned cable services, the USA Network and Sci-Fi Channel.
China Entertainment Television has named Gerry Tymon, a 25-year veteran of Canadian broadcasting and advertising, to the newly created position of chief operating officer of CETV Family Channel.
It's now E! and only E! at E! Online, the massive Website that E! Entertainment Television and CNET: The Computer Network jointly launched last August.
If the background of the company's first hire is any indication, news and how-to programs aimed at kids are on the drawing board at Bryant Gumbel's new production venture with Eyemark Entertainment.
Valerie Cavanaugh, UPN's senior vice president of business and legal affairs, is ankling the netlet at the end of her contract this fall, sources say.
New Zealand's TV3 is the first overseas broadcaster to snap up the new Roseanne talker. Program director Gary Brown confirmed the web has bought several years of the series, which he plans to use to…