TV production vet Bruce McKay has been handed the exec producing gavel on new one-hour court syndie "Judge Mathis." And signing on to direct the five-day a week Warner Bros.-distribbed "Mathis" is…
With the May sweeps set to wrap Wednesday night, WNYW and WPIX are locked in a down-to-the-wire battle for first place in the 10 p.m. news race, while WNBC -- despite showing year-to-year declines in…
With three nights still uncounted, the Peacock is already crowing victory in the May sweeps. Though its Jesse Ventura biopic was body-slammed by the Sunday competition, NBC is projecting solid wins…
Cable networks TBS and TNT have purchased first broadcast rights to Universal's runaway hit "The Mummy," in a package that also includes "Life," "EDtv" and "Primary Colors."
Premium cabler Showtime on Monday announced a slate of 13 original films featuring talent such as Gillian Anderson, Anthony LaPaglia, Laura Linney, William Hurt, Miranda Richardson, Jane Seymour and…
WinStar TV & Video has picked up the domestic TV and homevideo rights to BMG Independents film library, signaling BMG's retreat from the homevideo biz.
Japan's Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications will push the country's cable TV companies to switch to a digital format by 2005 and will offer financial incentives to facilitate the change.
Next on "Jerry Springer": a kinder, gentler approach to the show? Buzz is building that USA Networks boss Barry Diller -- who moves in decidedly different circles than the average "Springer" fan -…
ONdigital is slashing the cost of subscribing by giving away set-top boxes and eliminating a connection charge
Citing the "current climate" of sensitivity regarding school violence, the WB has decided to delay until late this summer the season finale of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," which was to air tonight.
Italy's dominant pay TV operator Telepiu, controlled by Gallic media group Canal Plus, posted a loss of $165 million for its fiscal 1998.