A bipartisan team of House lawmakers proposed legislation Tuesday that would prevent television nets from projecting winners in presidential elections before polls have closed.
TV writer-producer Stephen J. Cannell will receive the 2001 Showman of the Year Award from the Monte Carlo TV Festival.
Discovery Networks Intl. has been granted licenses for five new networks in Canada by the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission.
France's broadcasting authority approved the three-way merger of Vivendi, Canal Plus and Seagram Nov. 30, but not without first wrapping the new media group in a few extra feet of red tape.
Julie Pernworth has been named VP of comedy development for CBS. Crossing over to the Eye from NBC, Pernworth will work in development for new laffers.
Michael Ovitz is learning a tough lesson this fall: In the TV biz, success can actually be more costly than failure. In its first year, Ovitz's fledgling Artists Television Group has chalked up a…
A survey of Asian cable operators reveals that in the world of cable content provision, money doesn't seem to be the bottom line.
Turner's HBO has been rated the top channel in India and Asia by cable operators.
Spain's vibrant TV market galloped past a watershed Nov. 24 when Jose Maria Aznar's center-right government awarded two TVfranchises.
In a dramatic 11th hour U-turn, Star TV withdrew its bid for a pay TV license Tuesday as the government announced four other successful applicants.
Last week's $38 million investment by Singleton, an Australian ad agency outfit for a 17% stake in private web SCTV is encouraging the network to go for an IPO on the Jakarta Stock Exchange next year.