Silvio Berlusconi's right-wing majority in Parliament's lower house passed a conflict-of-interest bill tailor-made for the Italian premier-cum-media tycoon.
Italy's antitrust body said Friday that the much-ballyhooed merger between Italy's debt-ridden pay TV channels Telepiu, owned by Vivendi Universal, and News Corp.'s Stream will be temporarily…
Broadcaster RCN has purchased the sixth season of Sesame Workshop's "Plaza Sesamo" and series "Elmo's World" from Brussels-based distrib CDC United Network.
One-man play "Lackawana Blues" by Ruben Santiago Hudson, standup Dwayne Kennedy, Brad Hall's musical "Otis Lee Crenshaw" and Clare Kilner's feature "Janice Beard" were among the winners at the eighth…
U.K. cable operator Telewest has posted stronger than expected results, with core profits up 26% to £319 million ($453 million) for the year ended Dec. 31. Sales were up 17% to $1.88 billion.
Joe Buck is apparently locked in as successor to the retired Pat Summerall as the No. 1 play-by-play man on National Football League games for the Fox Network, and his color analyst is expected to be…
"Hot Lips" Houlihan and Jack Tripper could soon be coming to Fox. Net is looking to put together specs featuring the casts of classic laffers "MASH" and "Three's Company" -- even though neither show…
Multi-hyphenate Jon Favreau ("Made," "Swingers") is close to signing on to direct the Fox pilot "Life On Parole."
Rob Estes will command the lead in WB drama pilot "Brats," while Sheryl Lee ("Twin Peaks") and Brian Benben ("Dream On") have joined NBC's "Kingpin," as networks continued casting pilots Thursday.
Army Archerd: Just for Variety
The National Assn. of TV Program Executives, desperate to stay alive as a key annual convention for domestic syndicators, told a Los Angeles meeting of top distributors Thursday that it planned to…
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