The Canadian Television Fund has undertaken an executive shuffle to make Garry Toth its new prexy and CEO. CTF, which last year distributed C$210 million ($133 million) to television and film…
In another time and place, "Weakest Link" would be another novelty attraction. Today, however, it's NBC's savior, an already tested mixture of ABC's "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" and CBS'…
Disputing fair use of the rights to superhero characters from the "X-Men" franchise, 20th Century Fox and Marvel Enterprises filed lawsuits against each other in a Gotham federal court last week.
Oscar coverage and the end of the NCAA men's basketball tournament worked together to boost ratings perfs for syndicated magazine shows during the week ending April 1.
CBS and producer Orly Adelson have optioned "Mercury 13," an account of NASA's first female astronauts by journalist Martha Ackmann. It will be developed as a CBS feature. Ackmann also has sold the…
The integration of digital TV and the Internet has received another boost in Japan. A government research panel last week released a report on new digital broadcasting technology that will allow…
Corporate behemoth General Electric said Friday that its wholly owned NBC unit saw profits ease to $346 million in the first quarter ended in March from $394 million the year before. Revenue was…
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The Dept. of Justice on Wednesday greenlit News Corp.'s purchase of TV broadcaster Chris-Craft, as long as the partners agreed to shed KTVX, a Chris-Craft ABC affiliate in Salt Lake City.
Nielsen Media Research on Wednesday continued to have problems processing ratings data for Sunday, delaying the release of ratings for all dayparts on April 8. Daily Variety will report the numbers…