The merger of U.K. cable operators NTL and Cable & Wireless Communications has been approved by Britain's Competition Commission.
It's gonna be a long summer: Nielsen is expected to announce today that the 2000-01 TV season will kick off on Oct. 2, two weeks later than usual.
The European Commission has OK'd pay TV giant BSkyB to take a 24% stake in the German Kirch Group's pay TV platform Premiere World.
The Barry Levinson/Tom Fontana police drama "The Beat" premiered Tuesday to moderate Nielsen ratings, bringing more viewers to UPN but failing to make any real demo gains.
Sundance Channel has acquired television rights to "The Decalogue," Polish filmmaker Krzysztof Kieslowski's series of films inspired by the Ten Commandments.
MTV is bulking up its "10 Spot" with six new series, including "MTV Cribs," which will take viewers on a tour of celebrities' homes.
USA has locked up the basic-cable rights to the Warner Bros. sitcoms "Martin" and "Living Single" for a license fee that will add up to about $21 million for the two.
Just 15 months after taking over as prexy of Fox Entertainment, Doug Herzog ankled the web Wednesday, bringing to a close another turbulent chapter in the history of Fox programming chiefs.
The Museum of Television & Radio has unveiled plans to launch an annual Television Documentary Festival, the first edition of which will roll out May 3-21 in New York.
Broadcasters held their breaths Tuesday as the French parliament began debating what slice of the action each may expect to get when France's terrestrial TV goes digital in 2002.
PROVIDED BY: NIELSEN MEDIA RESEARCH
Big Brother1Rating: 2.1 Share: 7 Viewers (Millions): 6.5 Network: CBS
Family Guy-r2Rating: 1.4 Share: 5 Viewers (Millions): 3.0 Network: FOX
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American Dad, -r3Rating: 1.3 Share: 4 Viewers (Millions): 2.6 Network: FOX