Vivendi Universal on Tuesday confirmed the merger of Telepiu, its money-losing Italian pay TV unit, with rival Stream, which has lost even bigger sums for Rupert Murdoch's News Corp.
Brazilian media group Bandeirantes is accusing CNN of reneging on a verbal agreement to supply news, under pressure from its powerful rival, Globo.
FCC chairman Michael Powell didn't have the best news for broadcasters during his guest appearance at the National Assn. of Broadcasters' annual meeting.
In an unprecedented film licensing deal, Turner Broadcasting System has bought out the broadcast network window to the theatrical movies produced by DreamWorks through 2015.
NBC welcomed "The Weakest Link" to its schedule last week and waved goodbye to its real weakest link -- the XFL -- as the web returned to the top of the young-adults ratings heap for the first time…
USA Network will be in production on at least five new original pics by the end of May, with such filmmakers as Francis Ford Coppola and John Badham and thesps Jeanne Tripplehorn, Shannon Doherty and…
NBC has picked up the TV pic "Ground Zero" from "Charlie's Angels" producer Leonard Goldberg; Katherine Heigl ("Roswell") and Kerr Smith ("Dawson's Creek") are set to star.
A&E has greenlit a weekly one-hour reality series from Michael Davies' Diplomatic Prods. in which everyday people will get a chance to share their wildest adventures.
Swedish financier SMI Media is investing £12 million ($17 million) into U.K. interactive television company Two Way TV.
The Peabody Awards, among the most prestigious prizes doled out every year in radio, TV and cable, has hired a new director, Horace Newcomb.
PBS launches its "Hollywood Presents" series with an adaptation of John Henry Redwood's play "The Old Settler," a work set in WWII Harlem that provides two solid roles for Phylicia Rashad and Debbie…