Turner Broadcasting's fledgling Cartoon Network weighed in with a sizable 0.8 average national rating for its first six weeks of Nielsen measurement ended Jan. 31.
The National Cable Television Assn. yesterday asked a federal court for permission to intervene in a case involving Bell Atlantic Corp.'s bid to provide cable TV service in its local service area.
Negotiations on U.S. television rights to the 1996 Olympics could be postponed until late this year if a delay would mean a richer contract, IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch said yesterday.
A planned sitcom starring Sinbad will set sail next season out of Fox Broadcasting Co., which apparently edged CBS to reel in the project.
CBS Entertainment prexy Jeff Sagansky wants to see a reduction in the amount of violence on television.
Reed Intl., parent company of Daily Variety, has agreed to a T62.3 million ($ 90 million) pricetag for its 3.66% stake in British satellite broadcaster BSkyB.
NBC News announced last night that it had settled a defamation lawsuit brought by General Motors Corp. over the network's "demonstration" of a fiery pickup truck crash on its "Dateline NBC" program.
Britain's Channel 4 has set up a new subsidiary, Channel 4 Intl., to sell its feature films and TV programs and to explore other commercial opportunities for the web.
The telephone industry dialed directly into cable TV yesterday when telco giant Southwestern Bell Corp. unveiled plans to buy two of Hauser Communications' cable systems in the D.C. area for $ 650…
The new location for David Letterman's CBS show has not been decided but it appears the web is trying to keep its new star in the Big Apple.
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has awarded six $ 1,000 awards to college students to be presented through its annual College Television Awards, to be handed out March 14.