NBC Universal has acquired an option to buy Paxson Communications and installed one of its own in the top job at the network, which owns 60 stations. NBC U paid $25 million for an 18-month option to…
Connie Chung is returning to cable, this time with husband Maury Povich for a half-hour weekend news program on MSNBC. The show, which premieres Jan. 7, will look at the week's headlines, bringing in…
The 18th European Film Awards, which will take place Dec. 3 in Berlin, will be broadcast in at least 23 countries in Europe. With a few more deals to be confirmed, 10 broadcasters have acquired…
Cinema Tout Ecran, the fest that bridges the divide between film and television, wrapped Sunday with local pic "Ryna" reigning supreme. Geneva-based helmer Ruxandra Zenide's Romania-set pic, about a…
CBS and NBC improved their standing with special sweeps programming but ABC's regular series hits dominated Sunday night's ratings race, according to preliminary nationals from Nielsen.
ESPN has bought exclusive cable TV rights to its first independent movie, "Through the Fire," a documentary that premiered at this year's Tribeca Film Festival.
Donnie Wahlberg is developing a TV project that explores how he went from the streets of Boston to pop idoldom with late-'80s boy band New Kids On The Block.
Men's cabler Spike TV is putting a "Grand Theft Auto" twist on the one-hour crime drama. Cabler has teamed on a series project about a man acting as a double agent for a straight-arrow cop.
The WB is developing an hour-long D.C. drama with a sudsy edge. "The Body Politic," from scribes Bill Robinson and Jason Rothenberg, will take a "Wonkette"-style look at young people working in the…
Twentieth Century Fox has secured an unprecedented platform on the MTV Networks to promote its Johnny Cash biopic "Walk the Line." For the first time, four of MTV's channels will simultaneously carry…
Union Development Corp. (UDC) and Digital Media Group (DMG) have teamed with Pacifica Ventures to construct and operate a film, TV and digital media studio in Albuquerque, N.M.