Rick Jacobson, prexy and chief operating officer of Twentieth Television and a well-liked veteran of the syndication biz, died Sunday at Tarzana Hospital after a long battle with cancer. He was 48.
Don't do a double-take if you start hearing Tony Soprano bark out orders to his Mafia henchmen in Spanish: Your cable company simply may have picked up HBO Latino.
Turner Broadcasting's TBS and TNT have ponied up $47.5 million to harvest the cable rights to 19 Paramount theatrical movies, including "Forrest Gump," "The Truman Show," "Runaway Bride," "Deep…
Continuing its search for a mainstream comedy hit, the WB network has signed "King of the Hill" scribe-exec producer Greg Daniels to create a new live-action laffer for the 2000-01 season.
Jim Blomfield has been tapped chief executive of News Corp.'s Foxtel, the leading Australian feevee service. Blomfield was director of technology and broadcasting at Foxtel before taking the same…
God is dead on yet another NBC affiliate. Well, that's one way to explain the decision by at least two stations to kill "God, the Devil and Bob." KPVI-TV in Pocatello, Idaho, told the network Friday…
"Today" show weatherman Al Roker and news anchor Ann Curry will be doing double duty this week as they guest host "Later Today" while host Jodi Applegate is on vacation. The arrangement has some…
NBC has lost its seat on the board of the National Assn. of Broadcasters after failing to pay the dues for WNBC, its owned and operated station in New York.
George Clooney has bagged a bevy of big names to co-star in the upcoming live CBS telefilm "Fail Safe."
TV stations are once again seeing some action. A slew of action hours debuting this year have now firmed up gos for a sophomore run this fall, locking up valuable station clearances next season. In…
Hollywood majors Fox and Warners are sealing megabuck deals with Spanish broadcasters, underscoring the new vibrancy of this TV market.