Talk about dark horses: Bravo has outbid TNT, USA and A&E, among others, for the cable-network rights to Warner Bros.' hit series "The West Wing," forking over a record $1.2 million per episode.
When the government deregulated the city's pay TV market in December, many people believed one-time monopoly player Cable TV would soon be toast. But it is emerging as a good bet.
Following the intervention of Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder last week, German media group Kirch and pubcasters ARD and ZDF look set to restart negotiations today over the broadcast rights to the 2002…
Leading Japanese direct-to-home satcaster Sky PerfecTV posted its lowest-ever monthly subscriber increase in February, and word of the erosion pulled down the company's stock in Tokyo trading on…
Media Most topper Vladimir Gusinsky will hang on to NTV, Russia's only independent TV station, for a few weeks longer. Natural resources giant Gazprom, which has a 46% stake, is lobbying for an April…
Sun Microsystems has invested an undisclosed amount in Vivendi Universal subsid Canal Plus Technologies in an effort to promote the use of Sun's Java programming software in future interactive TV…
King World Prods. has tapped Steven Nalevansky to head its programming and development department as senior VP. He will report to Roger King, chairman/CEO of CBS Enterprises and King World Prods.
Despite not starting until nearly Sunday morning on one occasion, NBC's "Saturday Night Live" has delivered its best February sweeps ratings in three years. It was a strong month for the "SNL" gang…
"Spin City" star Heather Locklear has inked a deal to remain with the ABC laffer for another year, greatly increasing the skein's chances of returning for a sixth season.
Former "NYPD Blue" star Nick Turturro has found a new life on CBS, while TV legend Bob Newhart is mulling a return to the small screen opposite "Thong Song" crooner Sisqo.