Discovery Networks Intl. has been granted licenses for five new networks in Canada by the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission.
The first two hours of the new six-hour adaptation of "Frank Herbert's Dune" scored intergalactic Nielsens on the Sci Fi Channel Sunday night, harvesting almost double the number of households…
Television Par Satellite, France's second digital satellite platform, will have 1 million subscribers by the end of the year but won't break even until 2002, the company said Monday.
Former "Seinfeld" sidekick Julia Louis-Dreyfus is opening the door just a bit to a possible small-screen return.
ABC returned to the winner's circle last week, posting its first demo victory of the season while also ranking as the most-watched net for the third time in four weeks. The Alphabet topped NBC by 1…
Add David Strathairn to the growing list of actors ready to take a bite out of "Big Apple" this midseason. He will play William Preacher, a no-nonsense, even-tempered FBI agent. Thesp most recently…
RickMill Prods., the company behind latenight Comedy Central pilot "The After Hours Club," has made some serious decisions about its funny business, hiring former Comedy Central programming exec…
Barry Diller acknowledged Monday that TV broadcasting is a tough business and said his USA Network Inc.'s TV stations will be sold off or will find a partner, possibly by year end. It's the first…
The revenues of Hollywood movies soared above $1 billion on pay-per- view for the first time in PPV history, more than quadrupling the total in 1995. That eye-popping statistic was the highlight of…
Richard Frankie has been upped to exec veep, business operations, of Columbia TriStar Television Distribution, as announced by Steve Mosko, president of CTTD, to whom he reports.
Team Entertainment has signed an agreement with the Sanitsky Co. to greenlight "Final Jeopardy," a telepic for ABC.