Showtime has renewed its weekly comedy-drama "The Chris Isaak Show" for another 17 episodes, delivering an additional hourlong piece of the net's 10 p.m. checkerboard of year-round original series.
Univision Communications reported net income of just $5.9 million for the first quarter vs. $20.7 million a year ago -- a 71% decline attributed to red ink in its online division and a one-time…
Jittery over the economy, several tech giants have canceled plans to peddle their wares at the cable industry's premier confab in Chicago next month.
Paramount Domestic TV has appointed vet TV exec Greg Meidel to prexy of programming. Move was expected (Daily Variety, April 30).
Passions are running high in France over "Loft Story," a homegrown reality show that's proving the French have just as keen an appetite for trash TV as other nations.
Producer-distrib Venevision Intl. and Latin music feevee HTV have inked a deal to co-produce a Spanish-lingo music magazine for open-air broadcasters.
Disney Channel Latin America will bow "Zapping Zone," its first original production for Argentinean television, on broadcaster Azul May 13. The live, one-hour show will air Sunday nights on the No. 3…
Brazilian broadcaster TV Globo is in advanced talks on novela co-production and programming sale accords with Spain's Telefonica Media, and it is negotiating with broadcasters TVE of Spain and…
Channel 4 has posted sales of £716 million ($1.03 billion) for 2000, up 12% and the cult terrestrial's highest tally ever. Profits were down 34% to $31 million due to investment in new businesses.
One the eve of the Cannes premiere of its computer-animated film "Shrek," DreamWorks has acquired the screen rights to "Truckers," "Diggers" and "Wings," a series of bestselling fantasy novels that…
Charles Schreger has resigned as president of HBO Enterprises, to be succeeded by Perry Schneider, who'll keep his current title as senior VP of film programming for HBO.