The British government is battling to keep the 2002 World Cup on free-to-air television, thwarting German media group Kirch's plans to recoup the $1 billion it spent on rights by selling soccer…
SBS Broadcasting's Dutch arm has inked a multiyear multimillion-dollar deal with Warner Bros. Intl. Television for current box office hits, the year's upcoming pics and TV series.
Sci-fi, horror and fantasy venture Distant Corners Entertainment has inked a deal to manage all licensing and online efforts for "Creature Features," a series of horror films set to bow on cablers…
FORMER L.A. LAKERS superstar Earvin “Magic” Johnson is teaming with “Hoop Dreams” co-director Steve James on the reality series “Making the Team.” A group of talented ballplayers will be recruited…
HBO has signed Diane English, creator, writer and exec producer of "Murphy Brown," to take over "The F Word," a 10-hour miniseries dealing, in fictional terms, with the most raucous decade (1965-75)…
Fox was the clear-cut choice among young adults Sunday, winning every half-hour in key demos and emerging from the opening weekend of sweeps as a solid No. 2 in adults 18-49.
Studios USA Domestic TV exec Jim Benson has been upped to senior VP of communications for the studio. He continues to report to Susan Kantor, exec VP of marketing, in the newly created post.
Oscar-winning thesp Richard Dreyfuss is set to return to series television next fall as the lead in the greenlit CBS drama pilot "The Education of Max Bickford." Dreyfuss has been seriously mulling…
Attention skydivers, acrobats and other daredevil aspirants: Studios USA TV Distribution and LMNO Prods. have sealed a deal to produce a revival of the 1980s reality showcase "That's Incredible."
Troubled Canuck TV company Cinar lost C$202.8 million ($135.6 million) over the past 18 months due largely to unauthorized offshore investments and writeoffs on high-profile acquisitions, the company…
It's been a while since a Saturday night had much of an impact on the weekly standings, but last week's opening night of the XFL on NBC did just that, helping the Peacock hold off Fox among young…