The rule for acquiring product used to be simple -- thrash out huge package deals with a couple of U.S majors then flesh out skeds with local productions.
While upbeat about their fall 2001 development slate, Fox execs Tuesday also outlined a strike contingency plan that includes original episodes of no less than 12 scripted series, including hits such…
Money-losing satellite platform Sky Perfect Communications, which scored a coup by landing Japanese broadcasting rights to the 2002 World Cup soccer final, will broadcast the games free to woo new…
Boosted by its coverage of the Sydney Olympics, the Peacock net received the lion's share of nominations for the 22nd annual Sports Emmys.
Sander Schwartz will take the reins as president of Warner Bros. Animation on April 16 as current prexy Jean MacCurdy, who launched the top-rated Kids' WB, becomes a creative consultant for the…
Army Archerd: Just for Variety
Back in 1992 Barry Schulman engineered an unusual career move: He quit as chief programmer of one of the most lucrative TV stations in the country, WBZ Boston, to join a rookie network called the Sci…
Fears of possible strikes are not only rocking the production community: The blurb biz is upfront about its ad agitation.
Ibidlive.tv, which allows users to bid online and watch the real-time results on TV, has pacted with American Movie Classics to create the cable channel's first live, Internet-enabled, televised…
Execs at media conglom Kirch Group have admitted that they are unhappy with their faltering pay TV service Premiere World, adding that it has taken longer to develop than had been anticipated.
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Big Brother1Rating: 2.1 Share: 8 Viewers (Millions): 6.4 Network: CBS
Family Guy-r2Rating: 1.5 Share: 6 Viewers (Millions): 3.1 Network: FOX
American Dad-r3Rating: 1.4 Share: 4 Viewers (Millions): 2.9 Network: FOX