The combination of "American Idol" and "24" brought Fox a primetime ratings victory on Tuesday as it more than doubled the young-adult averages of its rivals.
Sony's action channel AXN has inked a carriage deal on Portugal's 10-year-old pay TV platform TV Cabo as part of the service's basic tier.
It didn't take new conglom NBC Universal long to lock up its most valuable employee: Dick Wolf has sealed a deal that keeps the "Law & Order" bossman firmly entrenched there through June 2008.
Determined to keep him at 30 Rock, the newly married NBC Universal said Wednesday it has signed outgoing evening news anchor Tom Brokaw to remain at the net through 2014.
Buena Vista Television has inked a two-year syndie deal with Fox Station Group for Jennifer Garner action series "Alias" to be added to the weekend sked in fall 2005.