James Murdoch, CEO of his father Rupert Murdoch's Star TV, is lobbying the Indian government for a higher foreign stake in direct-to-home TV services.
An Australian consortium led by ad agency the Singleton Group and investment banker Mark Carnegie is investing $38 million for a stake in SCTV, one of the top three networks in Indonesia.
Besides Billy Crystal lookin' mahvelous this year at the 2001 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, Fox's sketch hit show of the '90s "In Living Color" will be feted. Cast members will converge among Aspen's…
Groupe Videotron CEO Claude Chagnon and several senior execs have resigned from the cable operator and broadcaster as Quebecor tightens its control on the company. It has ordered Videotron to cut…
ESPN Star Sports has hired Bob Kemp as VP of production. Kemp played a key role in organizing the TV coverage of the Sydney Olympics.
Comedian DeRay is trading in those freezing Chicago winters for sunny L.A. as Disney and ABC have inked the Chi comic to a six-figure development deal.
A Japanese government advisory panel will recommend that the satellite service from pubcaster NHK, the nation's most popular, be scrambled when its broadcasts go digital in December, a Japanese daily…
The submissions deadline for nominations for the seventh annual Screen Actors Guild Awards arrives at 5 p.m. Wednesday.
Jim Miller, USA Network's recently named head of original programming, hopes three is the magic number. Miller has restructured and expanded the cabler's original programming division and reorganized…
Former "NBC Nightly News" executive producer David Doss has been named to that post at "Primetime Thursday," the ABC newsmag anchored by Diane Sawyer and Charlie Gibson.
Things are getting a little funnier at Touchstone Television, which has sealed pilot deals starring Hank Azaria at NBC and Jim Belushi at ABC. In addition, Touchstone is developing another half-hour…