Asian satcaster Star TV has fired the first shot in the war to dominate Hong Kong's broadcast field. The News Corp. subsidiary applied Thursday to the government for a license to provide digital pay…
Former "Seinfeld" scribe-showrunners Alec Berg and Jeff Schaffer have landed a six-episode commitment from Fox Broadcasting for a new half-hour comedy that could be on the air as soon as March.
CBS has acquired the upcoming Marilyn Monroe novel "Blonde" by Joyce Carol Oates and made a commitment to a four-hour miniseries, beating out the feature departments at several major studios in the…
Saban Intl. is negotiating to team up with three European television heavyweights to co-produce the high-profile $24 million miniseries "Les Miserables" (Daily Variety, Sept. 1). The Victor Hugo…
South African pay TV service M-Net, which boasts more than 1.1 million subscribers across Africa, has renewed its contract with 20th Century Fox, giving the channel exclusive broadcast access for the…
Every Alan Freed legend involves one of three images: rock 'n' roll visionary, payola victim, broken man. NBC's attempt to penetrate those superficialities comes out mixed. For once there's more to…
With syndicators keeping their cards close to their chest for fall 2000 as they watch for weaknesses in current lineups, Paramount already has cleared the upcoming "Dr. Laura" in 19 of the top 25…
The WB is putting frosh ani laffer "Mission Hill" on hiatus after just two airings -- but the Frog net says it's not giving up on the toon.
Disney affiliate DIC Entertainment signed an agreement Tuesday with Ameko Entertainment, a South Korean firm, to co-produce three animation series starting with "Super Duper Sumos."
Some fast and furious bidding among local stations was unable to keep Paramount's "Judge Judy" away from KCBS, which secured syndie rights to the show for four years, beginning September 2000.