John Malone's Encore Media Group of pay TV networks has licensed 80 theatrical movies from the Polygram library, plus the Polygram-owned TV series "The Persuaders," with Roger Moore.
EchoStar Communications Corp., a provider of television programming by satellite, sued four television networks Monday, claiming they were trying to limit the number of U.S. consumers who can legally…
CNN Headline News is getting a top-to-bottom makeover as part of a sweeping effort to pump new ratings life into the fading just-the-facts cabler.
A four-part PBS documentary, "Africans in America" recounts the history of slavery in this country from its origins in the early 17th century to its collapse during the Civil War. With impressive…
Syndie distrib Worldvision is shopping a reality magazine strip hosted by "Hunter" star Fred Dryer for a fall 1999 bow.
This sassy new weeknight strip featuring the creepy, kooky, mysterious and spooky clan serves up heaping helpings of pun-filled dialogue and surprisingly cool special effects for its debut on the Fox…
The Nielsen ratings of the newest broadcast network, the all-family Pax TV, are not bad -- for a cable network.
Germany leads Europe in the production of homegrown fiction programming, but lags in co-productions, a pan-European study released by the Assn. of German Television Producers just concluded.
The Playboy Channel is riding herd on its most successful promotional campaign ever: A record 15 million cable subscribers or satellite-dish owners will get access to a free night of the network's…
The lower courts are heating up, but it's chief TV justice "Judge Judy" who has amicus curiae in droves, according to Nielsen's latest national syndie ratings report.
Producer-director St. Claire Bourne has announced he's in production on several TV projects, including the HBO doc "Gordon Parks: Half Past Autumn," co-produced by Denzel Washington, and "The Paul…