Showtime's massive marketing campaign for "Queer as Folk" paid big Nielsen dividends Sunday, as the show scored a 4.5 rating in cable homes in its primetime premiere.
"Iyanla," Buena Vista's new talker backed by Barbara Walters, has nabbed the thumbs up from TV stations covering about one-third of the country, including ABC O&Os in three of the top five markets…
The cable industry trotted out a generous sampling of its star executives during last week's Western Cable Show in Los Angeles, everyone from John Malone and Barry Diller to Geraldine Laybourne and…
Warner Bros. veteran Kevin Byles has been appointed vice president and general manager at ChumCity Intl.
The Canuck broadcast regulator has selected 16 English and five French-language winners in the first round of the digital sweepstakes. They include a fashion channel, a women's sports web and a gay…
The WB continues to move into the reality genre, exchanging vows with the newly created Endemol USA on an instant wedding gameshow spec that will also serve as a backdoor pilot for a regular series.
Fox Family Channel has upped Janice Arouh to the newly created post of senior veep of affil sales, making her the No. 2 exec in distribution at the cable net.
In his first small screen deal, producer Alan Ladd Jr. has put on track a syndicated series version of "The Orient Express" with a 22-episode commitment. Scribes Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais ("The…
Things are getting a little funnier at Touchstone Television, which has sealed pilot deals starring Hank Azaria at NBC and Jim Belushi at ABC.
Spanish film and TV producer Cesar Benitez is inviting Euro firms to take a stake in his Boca Group, and British-based media conglom Pearson is among those in the frame.
"NBC Nightly News" is positioned to end the November sweeps in first place by virtually all measurements. With just a few Nielsen ballots to be counted, "Nightly" is on top in overall viewers (11.60…