The megabuck bidding war to secure rights to France's top soccer games has gone into overtime, with the two main players being told to re-evaluate their offers.
Time-Warner's TBS has locked up the first burst of cable plays of "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me," and it looks like the Fox Network has the inside track on nailing down the next two runs.
CBS-owned KCBS has inked an unusual deal with production outfit Si TV to carry a latenight block of Latino-themed original programs for a seven-week test run to begin next month.
A dip in affiliate presence at this year's NATPE meetings has spurred market execs to refocus on the growing needs of the station manager in the sessions they plan for next year's confab.
RKO Pictures has tapped NBC alum David Marko as VP of television. He'll continue to develop existing show projects and make outside acquisitions for RKO's year-old TV department.
Things are starting to look up for NBC and its NBA Playoffs, but not soon enough to avoid a households tie with CBS in last week's primetime Nielsens.
TNT's premiere on Sunday of "Pirates of Silicon Valley" scored a 5.3 cable universe rating (4 million households), making it the second-highest rated cable movie of the year.
In the latest shakeup triggered by the Lion's new management team, MGM TV topper John Symes has been forced out as part of a companywide restructuring that resulted in the layoffs of about 45…
Michael MacMillan, chairman and CEO of Alliance Atlantis Communications, will be the dinner chairman of the 27th Intl. Emmy Awards gala Nov. 22 in New York.
Late TV exec John A. Reisenbach is being honored with the establishment of a Manhattan charter school to open this fall in his name.
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