Auds turned out in record-setting numbers Wednesday for a special episode of NBC's "The West Wing," as the Emmy-winning drama teamed with similarly record-high marks for "Law & Order" to lift the net…
Martin Short delivered the Casting Society of America's career achievement award to Bernie Brillstein Thursday at the org's 17th annual Artios Awards, held at the Beverly Hilton.
NBC Enterprises has hired George Gray as host of the upcoming syndicated version of "Weakest Link," ending a casting process that began in early spring and involved both name talent and up-and-comers.
Ratings for Telepictures' relationship skein "ElimiDate" led a trio of new firstrun syndicated strips that debuted nationally during the first full week after the Sept. 11 crisis.
German popcaster Viva and AOL Time Warner will relaunch next year the troubled contemporary musicvid channel Viva Zwei as an interactive music web renamed Viva Plus.
Miramax Films has acquired from Turner Entertainment Networks all television and vid rights to Martin Scorsese's doc "My Voyage to Italy," a personal history through Italo cinema screening at the New…
Mark Fleischer has been tapped for the newly created post of president of Mainframe Entertainment's L.A.-based subsidiary, Mainframe USA.
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ITV Digital's administrators are trying to find a buyer for the troubled paybox terrestrial pay TV platform, an admission that its attempt to renegotiate the crippling £178.5 million ($259 million)…
The American Federation of Television & Radio Artists, citing costs of organizing and ongoing budget pressures, has announced it will increase its initiation fee to $1,200 as of Nov. 1.
The Federal Communications Commission gave the go ahead Thursday for cablers to make customers pay the pricetag of local franchise fees for non-video services, such as home shopping and cable modems.