Longtime CBS program exec Dick Kirschner is retiring after 34 years at the Eye. Kirschner, a director of current programming for the net, began his CBS career in 1971 as a Gotham-based program…
"American Idol" helped propel Fox to No. 1 last season, but it was the seedy allegations behind the show that dominated new Fox Entertainment prexy Peter Liguori's first time on plate at the TV…
In a move that sets the stage for the post-Ted Koppel era, ABC News has appointed former BBC producer James Goldston to head "Nightline" starting at the end of the year.
FX may have another drama success on its hands as war-themed hour "Over There" opened as cable's top draw Wednesday. Cabler, riding high with the critical and commercial success of "The Shield" and…
The Writers Guild of America West has launched its first Showrunner Training Program with studios and nets. Aim is to give young scribes the behind-the-scenes knowledge they'll need to become series…
SBS says strong aud figures for the Tour de France will give it confidence to challenge traditional Oz-centric sports skeds. Oz multicultural pubcaster's first live broadcast of the Tour de France…
The inaugural China Intl. Sports Television Forum will take place in Beijing on Aug. 25. Event, tagged the Fastest Marathon China Sports TV 2005-2008, will be co-hosted by the State Administration of…
Spanish pay TV giant Sogecable moved into the black for the first time since its merger with Via Digital, posting a S9.9 million ($11.9 million) net profit for the second quarter of 2005.
Discovery Networks Europe has named Dan Brooke to run its portfolio of U.K. channels. Brooke was a long-serving exec at Channel 4, where he helped shape the web's digital strategy via launching and…
TV bizzer and former Oz talkshow host Steve Vizard has been fined A$390,000 ($295,000) and banned from being a director of a company for 10 years for illegal share trading.