Fox and the producers behind the long-expected global edition of the "Pop Idol"/"American Idol" franchise have set a date for the first-ever "World Idol" smackdown: Christmas Day.
NBC is calling it quits on its ill-fated 4-year-old investment in Paxson Communications, the West Palm Beach, Fla.-based broadcaster headed by morally minded Lowell "Bud" Paxson.
Aside from a sizzling CBS, it's been a downer of a sweep for the broadcast nets -- especially when it comes to attracting young adults. A paucity of new hits combined with declines for longtime faves…
TV Guide deputy editor Lisa Bernhard has ankled the mag for Fox News Channel, where she will help the cable newsie expand its entertainment coverage.
A top sports network exec squared off against the head of programming for Time Warner Cable at an industry panel Thursday, boasting that sportscasts are worth the highest prices in cable because they…
Fatherhood blessed CBS latenight David Letterman with his best weekly aud in more than two years and propelled him to a much-needed victory over NBC's Jay Leno -- well, for one night, anyway.
One of Britain's leading independent producers has inked what is believed to be the first deal of its kind to make programs for the Chinese market.
Britain is in danger of leading the world with a "poisonous cocktail" of low-grade smut on digital TV that glorifies anti-social behavior, according to the head of news at BBC Television.
Sony's action-adventure channel AXN has acquired the rights to broadcast the 2004 and 2005 motorsport races run by the Federation Intl. de l'Automobile (FIA) World Rally Championship for the next two…
National Geographic Film Library and German pubcaster ZDF have signed a multiyear deal to rep each company's programming backlog in their respective territories.
NBC has scored a narrow victory over ABC on the second Wednesday of the November sweep thanks to a strong showing at 10 by "Law & Order," according to preliminary nationals from Nielsen.