The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences made history by awarding the first Oscar ever to the makers of a computer software program at its recent Scientific & Technical Achievement Awards gala.
Cable auds tipped over 3 million households at the end of 2000, repping a 7.3% increase in subscribers from last year, according to the latest figures published by cable and multimedia association…
Media-Most topper Vladimir Gusinsky will hang on to NTV, Russia's only independent TV station, but perhaps just for a few weeks longer.
Pubcaster France Television is taking on private rival TF1 in a battle for French soccer show "Telefoot." Bids were made Monday night for the contract to the long-running weekly program that reviews…
Fox News' signature star Bill O'Reilly is close to signing a new multiyear deal with the news cabler that insiders say could top $20 million.
THQ has inked a deal with Hearst Entertainment and John Kricfalusi, creator of "The Ren and Stimpy Show" and owner of animation studio Spumco, for the vidgame rights to "The Ripping Friends," skedded…
The new Republican chair of the House Telecommunications Subcommittee proved on Monday he's a friend to broadcasters, even if it means taking on George W. Bush.
Wink Communications has expanded its relationship with TBS, inking a two-year deal to create interactive versions of CNN, CNN Headline News, TBS Superstation and Turner Network Television.
Brit kidvid specialist HIT Entertainment has reported a 50% rise in pre-tax profit to £3 million ($4.35 million) for the six months to Jan. 31.
Pilot casting season is heating up, with several seasoned stars of the small screen landing key roles in fall 2001 projects -- including Cloris Leachman and Seth Green ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer").
ABC Sports has gone inhouse for Don Ohlmeyer's replacement as producer of "Monday Night Football," tapping Fred Gaudelli, producer of "Sunday Night Football" on ABC's sister network ESPN. Ohlmeyer…