German media giant Bertelsmann's bottom line improved dramatically in the first nine months of the year as net profits more than quadrupled to e521 million ($672 million). Revenue at the privately…
CBS has sent "Clubhouse" to the showers. Eye has canceled the struggling frosh drama, yanking the ensemble hour from its sked, effective immediately. Baseball-centered skein from Spelling Television…
Walt Disney Television Animation has named two new senior veeps who will report to prexy Barry Blumberg.
Reinforcing football's claim as TV's most reliable ratings engine, CBS and Fox have jointly fielded $8 billion to extend their National Football League broadcast rights for six more seasons.
MSG Networks and the New Jersey Devils have signed a 20-year rights agreement, effectively immediately, that will provide FSN New York exclusive coverage of Devils games through the 2023-24 season.
Just For Variety: As the numbers of the casualties -- American and Iraqui -- were being counted Monday after the first day of Operation Phantom Fury in the battle for Fallujah, I called HBO's Sheila…
ABC scored with both "Housewives" and "Home" on the opening Sunday of the November sweep, but Fox bombed with the premiere of its latest "Obnoxious" reality skein.
Digital music network Music Choice is launching the first musicvideo-on-demand offering for TV. The company is expanding with a service that lets users program musicvid and audio channels based on…
It takes real chutzpah to produce a career-counseling show hosted by Al Sharpton -- who as best as anyone can tell, doesn't really have a job -- and a woman billed as a "life coach," which isn't a…
Italo media magnate-turned-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says his children have changed their long-held stance and given him the greenlight to sell Mediaset, Italy's largest TV group.
Viacom could lose the broadcasting license for its recently acquired Teutonic music broadcaster Viva Media, which it is rolling into MTV Networks Central Europe, if it moves the company out of…