After all the bells, whistles and false alarms, the heir to David Letterman on NBC's "Late Night" will indeed be a virtually unknown, 30-year-old producer for "The Simpsons" named Conan O'Brien.
Three of Australia's most powerful media players have formed a consortium to operate a satellite pay TV license. Kerry Packer's Nine network, Rupert Murdoch's News Limited (the local arm of News…
VH-1, the MTV-owned video-music network aimed at 25- to 49-year-olds, is about to start taping its most elaborate strip series ever, a tongue-in-cheek gameshow called "Rumor Has It."
Within the industry, pay-per-view and multiplexing are the wave of the immediate future, Caravan Pictures prexy Joe Roth told a roomful of entertainment lawyers Saturday.
Grundy Worldwide has entered into a joint venture with Telepictures Prods. for the co-production of the international versions of Lorimar/Telepictures' new series "How'd They Do That?" The foreign…
NBC hopes to burn up the ratings track next fall with Paramount Network TV's "Viper," a high-tech action series originally developed at CBS, which ultimately passed on the project.
NBC will seek to create a teen brand name for its Saturday morning and prime time shows aimed at that demographic with a new TNBC promotional campaign.
DIC Enterprises has cleared a number of major overseas territories with its animated programming for next season, including the sale of "Sonic the Hedgehog, ""Hurricanes" and "Madeline" to French…
The ax fell Friday at Gotham's high-profile indie WWOR-TV for the second time in 16 months, with the station eliminating 41 jobs.
MTV is poised to make its first move into theatrical movie production. According to MTV Networks chairman Tom Freston, the channel is close to a deal with an unnamed major studio to executive produce…