MTV has signed Zoo Prods. to develop and produce its "Snowed In" special for the third year in a row, with 16-year-old pop star Mandy Moore slated to host.
Canuck specialty-TV player Alliance Atlantis Communications hasn't let a little thing like not winning a coveted indie film channel license stand in its way -- it's bought the winner instead.
The gloves are off in the battle for terrestrial TV supremacy, with Singapore Press Holdings MediaWorks due to start broadcasting in three months.
Comedy scribe David Lloyd has been tapped by the Writers Guild of America West to receive this year's Paddy Chayefsky Laurel Award for Television. Lloyd will be honored at the 53rd annual WGA Awards…
The newly reorganized Modern Times Group has posted its best earnings report in years, racking up a 21% increase in net sales and more than tripling its profits year on year.
Megan McTavish has ankled her post as head writer of ABC's "One Life to Live" to join the web's "General Hospital" as head writer. Lorraine Broderick, writer for ABC's "Port Charles," and Chris…
Ask 20 industry execs to define "interactive television" -- and expect 20 different answers. Small-screen soothsayers have been foretelling the dawn of TV's new interactive age for years. Yet no one…
Gemstar-TV Guide Intl. said Tuesday that it has inked a 10-year deal with Charter Communications that allows the cabler to expand the TV Guide Interactive service into additional markets and across…
France's Lagardere Media has acquired 100% of Telmondis, French producer of live entertainment programs. Move gives Europe Images Intl., Lagardere's distribution unit, access to Telmondis' catalog of…
Fox syndie arm Twentieth Television, which until now hadn't announced any new firstrun syndie projects for the coming year, is going forward on a regional launch of court strip "Texas Justice."…
"Cast Away" has washed up on ABC, which has bought the exclusive network TV rights to the hit Tom Hanks movie for a license fee that could soar as high as $30 million. ABC's final payout will depend…