The big headline in the TV news biz Tuesday was itself, as newly named MSNBC prexy Rick Kaplan played the phoenix rising from the ashes in once again assuming control of a 24/7 cable news network.
A controversial law decree that will save Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's Rete 4 station from a court-ordered blackout was rammed through Italy's Parliament on Tuesday.
Reed Midem will honor Robert Halmi Sr., chairman of Hallmark Entertainment, with a lifetime achievement award at the upcoming Mip TV market in Cannes.
The Writers Guild of America West has tapped Jason Horwitch, who penned FX's telepic "The Pentagon Papers," to receive its Paul Selvin Award.
Viacom Station Groups have picked up competitive hip-hop dance show "Dance 360" and skedded it for a fall bow.
Conan O'Brien stepped in it north of the border last week after a character on his latenight show went after a very touchy subject up here -- French Canadians.
"In America," "Seabiscuit," "Secret Lives of Dentists" and "The Station Agent" are among the films to be presented with Christopher Awards at the 55th annual ceremony, to be held Feb. 26 at the…
Each of the major nets had something to crow about on the second Monday of the February sweep, which saw NBC prevail in most key demographics and CBS draw the largest aud overall, according to…
CBS and TBS have agreed jointly to pony up about $17 million to share the network window for "Something's Gotta Give."
Veteran ABC News exec and former CNN chief Rick Kaplan is plunging back into the cable news wars, signing on to lead an overhaul of struggling Peacock cabler MSNBC.
The National Geographic Channel has cancelled its nightly signature series "On Assignment," laying off 12 of the show's staffers. Show began as a nightly hour called "National Geographic Today" in…