A high-stakes bluff by Europe's major automakers to force German media mogul Leo Kirch into giving them some control over Formula One racing has paid off.
Viacom has won a stay from a U.S. appeals court that will let it keep a handful of valuable TV stations for a little while longer. Company would have had to sell the assets by May 4 to comply with an…
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Steven Bochco and Twentieth Century Fox reached a last-minute settlement of their long-running "NYPD Blue" lawsuit late Friday. Trial was scheduled to start today in Los Angeles Superior Court.
German telco Deutsche Telekom will get rid of its cable systems by July 1. Six remaining cable franchises will go to an investment group headed by U.S. cabler Liberty Media and the U.K.'s Klesch, a…
It's nowhere near a hit on the order of his "Survivor," but Mark Burnett's "Eco-Challenge: Borneo" chalked up a 2.0 average primetime rating on four nights last week, which had USA Network execs…
Sydney-based Red Heart, the production joint venture set up by Granada and Seven Network, has folded. Former BBC entertainment chief Paul Jackson, who headed up the operation, will stay Down Under to…
Fran Drescher has sold a memoir of her successful battle with cancer to Warner Books for $1 million. Warner editor Rick Horgan won the book in a heated auction, topping bids from several other…
F/x studio Digital Domain has bowed Digital Solutions, a new division that's being described as equal parts ad agency, consultancy and Internet production company. Daniel Roth serves as prexy.
Dedee Pfeiffer ("For Your Love") and Gary Cole ("The Brady Bunch Movie") have been cast as the leads in NBC's Kelsey Grammer-produced laffer pilot "Neurotic Tendencies," while small-screen vet Judith…
After weeks of sometimes intense negotiations, NBC has renewed the sitcom "Just Shoot Me" in a two-year, $86 million deal with Universal Studios Network Television. Deal keeps the Thursday night…