Turner Sports and the recently formed Women's United Soccer Assn. have signed an exclusive four-year national cable television deal to broadcast WUSA games on TNT and CNN/Sports Illustrated.
Viacom chairman-CEO Sumner Redstone opened the National Assn. of Broadcasters confab here Monday with a rallying cry for "old" media.
New German sales venture Peppermint will handle over 400 hours of programming for New York distrib SPI Intl. Peppermint will peddle the catalog for the German-speaking and Asian markets. The main…
In another bid to bulk up its overseas cred, World Wrestling Federation Entertainment has struck a multi-million-dollar deal to bring its brand of grappling to France via leading satcaster Canal…
Television industry veterans Herman Rush and Alvin Cooperman have formed Infotainment Intl., an Internet production company that plans to launch 18 Web sites at a cost of $45 million over the next…
Joe Lawlor has been upped to veep of movies and miniseries at Hearst Entertainment. Reporting to company prexy Glenda Grant, Lawlor will steer the development and production of films made for cable…
Canal Plus may cooperate in acquisition of rights for sports events and Hollywood films with the production/broadcast group just formed from the merger of Pearson TV and CLT-Ufa.
Killing rumors of a possible early death, NBC has renewed first-year sudser "Passions" for a second season. The daytime drama, which featured a life-size talking doll and a slew of other -- wacky…
Without Mike Tyson and WWF's "Wrestlemania," the pay-per-view event business generated an estimated $62 million in revenues for the first quarter of 2000, down 70% from the $207 million the industry…
The plan was anything but fail-safe. Sunday night's black-and-white airing of "Fail Safe" on CBS, the first live broadcast of a dramatic movie on television in nearly 40 years, drew solid Nielsens…