Britain's indie distribber All3Media has hired Louise Pedersen, formerly managing director of Carlton International Sales, as managing director of ALL3MEDIA Intl. -- the distribution company created…
Veteran producer George Schlatter is updating "Real People" for Tribune Entertainment. As with the original, focus will be on amusing and unusual slice-of-life stories. Series to be exec produced by…
This was one instance when News Corp. topper Rupert Murdoch was truly all ears. Knowing that Fox television affils might be concerned about his successful acquisition of satcaster DirecTV, Murdoch…
Petry Media unveiled its NATPE 2004 programming guide under the banner "Syndication gets a makeover." According to Petry, "Light, up-tempo entertainment and serious self-help have replaced tawdry…
Mort Marcus' big gamble -- that "South Park" will find avid TV-station buyers in rerun syndication despite the gleeful profanity spouted by the most famous third-graders in pop culture -- appears to…
The netlet has ordered a one-hour untitled series that follows a group of Amish teens who leave their community for the first time in order to explore the outside world.
Traffic on the convention floor was fairly brisk on the opening morning of the 41st NATPE confab -- a welcome change after three wobbly years -- and a sign that the organization may be finding its…
Political commentator and syndie talkshow host Chris Matthews took the stage first Sunday morning, offering up a presentation that was part political science and part media history.
Warner Bros. Domestic Cable TV Distribution has hired Mark DeVitre as VP of sales. DeVitre was most recently senior VP and general manager of the Fox Movie Channel during his 5½-year stint at the Fox…
NBA TV, the National Basketball Assn.'s digital-cable network, has launched "NBA TV Screening Room," a weekly series showcase for documentaries about the sport.
The ad-sales divisions of the major TV syndicators used the opening day of the NATPE convention on Sunday to announce that they've hired Mitch Burg as president.