Two out of every three new pay TV subscribers are picking DBS over cable, even though local channels are still not available from satcasters, according to an FCC report on competition in the…
The English Football League is close to a deal with satcaster BSkyB for the broadcast of a series of pay-per-view soccer matches.
WNBC has snatched away another major Gotham event from WPIX, locking up exclusive broadcast rights to the annual New York City Marathon through 2003.
Plodding, slight romance ghosted with such serious elements as Nazis, communists and death makes for a weird trip through beautiful Prague. Femme viewers looking for a foreign affair better cash in…
A stunning 33 out of the 37 ad-supported cable networks monitored by Nielsen either grew in primetime household ratings between 1997 and 1998 or stayed even with last year's numbers.
Unapix Syndication, started under veteran TV distributor George Back less than three months ago, has already lined up four syndie projects for 1999.
CBS continued its march toward a seasonlong crown in homes while NBC scored its biggest demo win since October, according to primetime Nielsen results for the week of Dec. 14-20. Aided by strong…
The BBC has named comedian and talkshow host Jonathan Ross as the new face of "Film '99," the movie review series formerly fronted by vet critic Barry Norman.
TV ratings monitor Auditel reported Tuesday that Italy's pubcaster RAI led the ratings races for the prior year, outperforming its only substantial rival, Silvio Berlusconi's Mediaset channels.
Standup comic and small-town Maine cop Juston McKinney has inked a development deal to create a half-hour comedy for Warner Bros. TV. CBS has ordered a script and may pick up the pilot for the fall…
Mili Avital ("Polish Wedding"), Dougray Scott ("Ever After: A Cinderella Story"), Rufus Sewell ("Dangerous Beauty"), Jason Scott Lee ("The Jungle Book") and Tcheky Karyo ("Addicted to Love") will…