Thomas Kirch, the son of Germany's media mogul Leo, has joined forces with the Euro station group SBS and Barry Diller's Home Shopping Network (HSN) to acquire Italy's Rete Mia and turn it into a…
NBC affils are fuming over a network plan to add some commercial time in its top-rated series, "ER," which will delay the start of stations' 11 p.m. newscasts.
NBC Studios has inked a two-year, seven-figure overall deal with David Zucker and Gil Netter, who worked together on two of the "Naked Gun" movies and on the film "BASEketball."
The Latino Laugh Festival is headed to Los Angeles next year, organizers confirmed on the eve of the fest's fourth annual gathering in San Antonio, Texas.
Nickelodeon's first original Saturday morning show will compete head-to-head with the hottest kids series on TV, the WB's "Pokemon."
Leeza Gibbons Enterprises has signed a deal with E! Entertainment TV to produce a series of quarterly hourlong specials, hosted by Gibbons, focusing on pop-culture issues.
CBS and Time Warner's TBS and TNT have bought the TV rights to 20th Century Fox's hit theatrical "Entrapment" in a shared window.
Basic cable harvested more viewers this May than during any other May sweeps period -- and 30 of the 36 ad-supported cable networks monitored by Nielsen either chalked up more households or stayed…
Canadian programmers are returning home from the LA Screenings happy, saying that fragmentation and a surplus of product produced a buyers' market.
With the hit syndie drama hour "Hercules: The Legendary Journeys" set to wrap its 5-1/2-year run in November, Studios USA and Renaissance Pictures are prepping for the January bow of two replacement…
Terrestrial TV group British Digital Broadcasting is negotiating with Viacom to include services such as MTV and Nickelodeon in BDB's planned launch of 15 TV channels this fall.