The WB lathered up with Matt LeBlanc and the producers of "Everwood," while NBC greenlit laffers from the team behind "Scrubs" as well as a former "Late Show With David Letterman" head writer, as…
NBC Universal Cable is today launching a Spanish-lingo cable net, Telemundo Puerto Rico, on Cablevision's iO: Interactive Optimum digital service in the New York metropolitan area.
Growing speculations that Haim Saban is negotiating to sell ProSiebenSat 1 to publishing house Axel Springer upped the TV group's share prices by more than 10% on Monday to E14.20 ($18.50).
Spanish-lingo media conglom Univision Communications has inked a multiyear deal with Time Warner Cable, expanding carriage to add the Telefutura broadcast network and feevee Galavision.
Al-Jazeera on Monday confirmed reports that it is to be privatized. Channel spokesman Jihad Ballout said that plans to go public had been in the pipelines for 15 months. He said he had no information…
Just for Variety: Sherry Lansing is moving close to her alma mater, 20thCentury-Fox. She's departing the Paramount lot March 1 and into an office in the Fox Plaza Building where Marvin Davis held…
"The Tony Danza Show" has received clearance to run during the daytime on Los Angeles Viacom stations (KCBS/KCAL).
The Mouse House continues to be caught in cross-currents. Muscular ESPN and resurgent theme parks managed to boost Disney earnings by 5% to $723 million last quarter.
TV and feature scribe Don Payne has been tapped to receive the Writers Guild of America's Paul Selvin Award for his "Fraudcast News" episode of "The Simpsons."
The Asian feed of the BBC's global entertainment service, BBC Prime, is to launch in Thailand thanks to an agreement between BBC Worldwide and Thai satellite and cable outfit United Broadcasting Corp.
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