The broadcast webs scrambled Wednesday to keep up with fast-changing events in Washington, where the focus shifted at midday from the historic impeachment proceedings to the air strikes over Iraq.
Despite the economic slowdown, plans for two new television channels in Southeast Asia are under way.
Henninger Prods., an active supplier of nonfiction programming to cable networks, has more than tripled its production budget, jumping from about $1 million this year to $3.5 million in 1999.
Most daytime syndie yakkers hit the skids in the first full week after the November sweep, according to Nielsen's latest syndie ratings report for the week ended Dec. 6.
Cristina Saralegui, the Oprah Winfrey of Hispanic TV, has signed a long-term programming deal with nationwide Spanish-lingo radio net Radio Unica.
UPN has ordered for midseason the half-hour animated comedy "Home Movies" from the producers of "Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist."
NBC's revised Tuesday lineup generated mixed ratings results Dec. 15, with "3rd Rock from the Sun" still gathering no Nielsen moss at 8 p.m., but "NewsRadio" and "Will & Grace" managing some progress…
Aaron Spelling will receive the Chairman's Award from the Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors when the org holds its annual banquet on Jan. 17.
Five-time Emmy winner David Milch, co-creator of "NYPD Blue," will receive the Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television from the Writers Guild of America at its Feb. 20 prize-giving bash.
With the syndie sales season in full swing, MGM TV and Tribune Entertainment are making headway on new strip prospects for fall 1999.
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