Pay TV has long been the smallscreen's bulletproof business model: Subscribers pay their $10-$15 a month, and the nets are free from the tyranny of advertiser concerns and overnight ratings scrutiny.
Broadcast networks struck primetime gold during the 1989-1990 TV season, developing and launching several series that remain on the air today.
If it works, they'll look like geniuses. If it doesn't, it will amount to a big ding, at least in the short term, to the bottom lines of Paramount, Lionsgate and MGM.
Soap opera "The Guiding Light," which was born in radio and then matured on TV, died Sept. 18.
Television producers are losing millions of dollars in royalties because the world's largest rights collecting agency is being kept out of central and eastern Europe.
A German pubcaster has celebrated the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall by creating a record-breaking 24-hour documentary.
President of Univision Networks Cesar Conde is facing the challenge of ramping up inhouse production at a growing conglom amid a climate of economic uncertainty.
RTL's struggling British free-to-air web Five may be forced to convert into a pay TV service to survive.
Peruse some of the more prestigious offerings on cable, and it looks like the forces of abstinence are in retreat.
When "Mad Men" beams into the homes of some of its viewers, the picture quality might make them think they've had one martini too many.
Twenty years after "The Simpsons" brought animation back to primetime, a new generation of series -- and networks -- are getting into the toon game.