Hard Sell: The first TV commercial to win an Emmy was an ad for HBO. It featured a group of chimpanzees in remotest Africa speaking in the voices of famous movie characters, then peering through a…
Sunday was a quiet night in the ratings wars despite some firstrun programming on most nets, with Fox prevailing in adults 18-49 and CBS in adults 25-54 and total viewers, according to Nielsen…
The Barcelona docu projects mart, Docsbarcelona, has moved to mid-February dates from its previous berth in early November.
Europe's leading pay box, BSkyB, has achieved its target of 8 million U.K. subscribers by the end of the year thanks to a fierce campaign of special offers.
"Nashville Star," USA Network's talent contest for country music performers, has inked a deal with the RCA Label Group to release the debut album from the winner of season four.
NBC Universal TV Group has put Dan Harrison in charge of crime and mystery cabler Sleuth. As senior VP of emerging networks, Harrison will continue to report to Jeff Gaspin, prexy of NBC U cable…
"Battlestar Galactica" exec producer Ronald D. Moore has inked a rich overall pact with NBC Universal Television Studio, reupping for another two years. Deal calls for Moore, who exec produced the…
For the first time in its history, TV Land is opening its doors to original scripted programming. Projects in the works include a revival of "Mr. Magoo" and "Us and Them," a laffer from John Markus…
The WB continues to dismiss rumors that the net might merge with sister studio Warner Bros. TV or even be sold to a rival conglom. But at the same time, the net's top exec admits Time Warner has…
Former National Geographic Channel exec Andrew C. Wilk will now be developing video content for DualDisc and DVD Music releases at Sony BMG.
NBC Sports has quietly chalked up $800 million in advertiser pre-buys for the 2006 Winter Olympics in Torino, Italy, 90% of the total available time. Goal of NBC's sales force is to end up with $900…