TNT is lavishing $11 million on "King of Texas," an epic Western starring Patrick Stewart that transplants Shakespeare's "King Lear" to Texas during the 1840s. Stewart will co-exec produce the…
Army Archerd: Just for Variety
Liberty Livewire has closed a deal bringing two of Singapore's biggest facilities serving cable and satellite channels under one umbrella.
ABC's Denis Leary cop comedy "The Job" showed some promise in its debut Wednesday, but ratings for CBS' police drama "Big Apple" were, well, rotten to the core in a special post-"Survivor" outing.
M6, France's No. 2 private free TV web, is demanding more ad time from broadcasting authority the Conseil Superieur de l'Audiovisuel (CSA).
Timothy M. Gray: Reel Life
The deal between Germany's Kirch Group and beleaguered kidvidder EM.TV was not consummated by the March 15 signing date. A company rep denied the date was a binding deadline and said the deal was on…
As the belt-tightening continues, radio and TV broadcaster Emmis Communications said Thursday it was cutting 120 jobs from its 15-station television division.
The ITV network has committed itself to satellite broadcasting in a £100 million ($145 million) capacity deal with Societe Europeenne des Satellites, the group behind the Astra satellites, and a…
It's the luck o' the Irish: NBC has picked up four more episodes of midseason laffer "The Fighting Fitzgeralds," which keeps the show on the air through May sweeps.
AB Groupe, supplier of thematic channels to the digital pay TV market in France, has announced profits for 2000 of 13.8 million euro ($12.6 million) -- an increase of 134.5% over 1999. Revenues were…