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.
For shows that are on the greenlight fence, a threat of strikes could be good news. The reason? Investing in strike insurance wherever they can, nets are more likely to pick up shows that might…
He may be a featured guest at the TV Academy's second annual TV-Internet conference, but that doesn't mean Bloomberg founder and CEO Michael Bloomberg has faith in the future of convergence.
Animation producer Greenlight Media is gearing up to launch a $100 million animation fund with investment bank Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein for its second Berlin Animation Film Fund venture in two…
ABC's ambitious cross-country chase show "The Runner" is one step closer to reality: Net has tapped veteran producer Roger Goodman to serve as showrunner of the project, which many had assumed to be…
Get ready for a new buzzword: A Los Angeles venture called Brand-Cast is looking to blur the worlds of entertainment and advertising by packaging what's being called "advertainment" for computer and…
In June 1996, all eyes in syndication were on a spunky stand-up comic named Rosie O'Donnell. Though the number of syndicators had shrunk to about a dozen from 20-30 five years earlier, those left…
What does it say about teen viewership of the networks today when even the homes of "WWF Smackdown" and "Dawson's Creek" are down by double-digit percentages vs. a year ago?
Stanley Tucci has signed to play Groucho Marx in "Love, Groucho," a CBS telepic based on the book by his daughter, Miriam Marx Allen, which provides an intimate look at the Marx Brothers leader…
NBC has proven that it can win even with woeful Saturday numbers, but it's beginning to push its luck. Last week, according to Nielsen, the Peacock net edged its rivals in the key demo of adults…