"Superboy" was the one-word sales pitch when the series that became "Smallville" was birthed, and comicbook aficionados could be forgiven if the title engendered less than complete enthusiasm.
The smoke hasn't yet cleared, but already stations, producers and syndicators are coming to grips with the fallout from Tuesday's stunning announcement of a hookup between the WB and UPN netlets. So…
BBC World unveiled Wednesday a long-term partnership agreement with Discovery Communications, to distribute the BBC World News channel in the U.S. The partnership builds upon the success of the BBC's…
Paramount has renewed "Entertainment Tonight" and its spinoff "The Insider" through 2012 on stations representing 60% of the U.S.
Private broadcaster ANTV is determined to raise itself from its lowly eighth place among the nation's 10 private free-to-air channels -- and the fact that Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. acquired a 20%…
"Joan of Arcadia" creator Barbara Hall is back at CBS, which has greenlit a pilot from her based on the comicbook "Ultra." Eye also has ordered the supernatural pilot "The Way," from scribe Adam…
Warner Bros. intl. TV arm and Mideast-focussed satcaster Orbit inked a multi-year output deal giving Orbit exclusive pay rights for Middle East and North Africa.
A Canadian program buyer (Canucks typically wait until after U.S. domestic strips launch before deciding whether to fork out for them), stepped up bigtime Wednesday for a key syndie project, while…
Cable net Bravo has linked with the NBC Olympics team to launch a Winter Olympics-themed vignette series, "Bravo at the Olympics," to stream on the Web.
Fox's "American Idol" continued its amazing start to the season Tuesday night, when the music talent show virtually matched its record-setting opener of a week earlier. Another two-hour auditions seg…