Giant Spanish telco Telefonica got the OK from the government to pull out of the cable TV sector in order to focus on its broadband rollout.
British indie producer Tiger Aspect Prods. and sister company Tigress Prods. are making a move into the U.S. by hiring Christine Weber, currently exec producer of special projects at National…
James Cameron is considering making a 3-D movie for Imax from footage he's shooting for ABC on underwater exploration.
A strain of anti-synergy is invading Gotham: Two competing stations, WCBS and WNBC, have made deals to acquire syndicated programming from the others' corporate family to ultimately run head-to-head.
Turner Classic Movies has latched on to a collection of restored archival films that will make up four separate programs for scheduling in primetime on Sundays each week in November 2001.
Commercial and music vid director Bob Giraldi and vet manager Carol Case have launched the production shingle Case/Giraldi Media.
Columbia TriStar Television has snagged Spelling Television vet Jennifer Nicholson Salke to serve as senior VP of drama development.
Denzel Washington won the best actor award for "Remember the Titans" and Whitney Houston received a Lifetime Achievement award during the first Black Entertainment Television Awards, presented…
TNT knows nonfiction drama too: The Turner cabler has picked up the one-hour series "Residents" from exec producer R.J. Cutler ("The War Room").
Apparently a presidential pardon won't be necessary: "The West Wing" creator Aaron Sorkin will serve two years of probation rather than prison time in connection with his April arrest for drug…
Spanish-language broadcasting in Los Angeles once again showed its demographic muscle in the May sweep, according to Nielsen figures released this week.