Turner Classic Movies has signed a deal with Richard Schickel, the author and Time magazine movie critic, for a re-edited version of four hourlong episodes of "The Men Who Made the Movies."
Three hours of figure-skating championships on the ABC Family Channel sped to the No. 3 ratings spot on basic cable last week, beaten only by two separate Monday WWF wrestling hours on TNN.
The first gameshow to spend more time watching people lose money than win it, "The Chair" looks so hastily assembled that you have to wonder if the producers made it up as they went along.
Alpha Punjabi, a 24-hour Punjabi-lingo satellite news channel, bowed in India Monday.
Peter Bazalgette has been upped to chairman of Endemol U.K., the TV production company behind Channel 4's hit version of "Big Brother."
Europe's filmmakers are urging the European Union to stem the rising tide of U.S.-made imports by tightening legal controls.
The Mouse House has unveiled a licensing deal in Japan for its animated features and TV series with D&T, a joint venture between ad agency giant Dentsu and film distribber Tohokushinsha.
The Kirch Group has again extended its deadline to repay a 460 million euro ($411 million) loan to Dresdner Bank. The deadline was Wednesday.
The euro, Europe's new currency, has claimed its first TV victim - the hit game show "The Price Is Right."
FX is preparing to unload reruns of "The X-Files" to a competing cable network, allowing Twentieth TV, the distributor, to harvest a cash bonanza that could add up to more than $200 million.
"Nightline" anchor Ted Koppel has been tapped to receive the Chairman's Award at this year's National Assn. of Television Program Executives confab in Las Vegas, which begins next week.