PBS execs sounded the alarm Wednesday that public TV is fighting for its life in a world of big-budget, ever-expanding technologies.
The FCC on Wednesday fired off letters to Tele-Communications Inc. and 15 individual cable TV systems nationwide asking them to justify changes in cable rates and services undertaken in anticipation…
After eight years at KNBC-TV, 4 p.m. co-anchor Linda Alvarez is heading over the hill to rival KCBS-TV as the station's 6 a.m. and noon news anchor.
The U.S. Dept. of Justice and the FCC this week filed a joint legal brief asking an appellate court to overturn a judge's ruling allowing telephone company giant Bell Atlantic to provide cable TV…
MOR Music TV Inc., a Florida-based cable programmer, will launch six new music channels, combining videos, merchandise and a pay-per-view outlet, to offer viewers the latest in popular music and…
NBC has confirmed plans for the first primetime special featuring the much-lampooned PBS preschool dino Barney (Daily Variety, Oct. 11).
Arthur F. Kane has been tapped executive director of the Intl. Council of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, effective Jan. 1.
Organizers are expecting an international TV audience of 500 million for “The 1994 FIFA World Cup Final Draw,” a 90-minute Dick Clark Prods. special announcing pairings in the soccer tournament. ESPN…
Part 2 of CBS' "Return to Lonesome Dove" didn't fly as high as its opener against ABC's lineup, but it still delivered the Eye network's best Tuesday results since February.
ABC has ordered three more hours of the Stephen J. Cannell Prods. series "Missing Persons," bringing the total-episode order on the Daniel J. Travanti starrer to 18.
The convoluted, highly secret negotiations surrounding a shareholder change in media giant Havas and pay TV Canal Plus took a new twist Tuesday with reports that Matra-Hachette is considering buying…