It's taken CBS five years to climb back to the top of the ratings hill, but the next battle may be even tougher -- convincing Madison Avenue that its accomplishment means something.
The CNN News Group has engineered a $50 million, three-year "strategic alliance" with information-technology publisher Intl. Data Group (IDG).
"NBC Nightly News" will end the 1998-99 season in first place by virtually all measurements, overcoming a solid challenge from ABC's "World News Tonight" and the Peacock web's primetime Nielsen slide.
King World Intl. has acquired the exclusive rights to distribute abroad the two-hour special "Scared Straight! 20 Years Later" hosted by Danny Glover and produced by Arnold Shapiro Prods.
Mexico's No. 2 broadcaster TV Azteca is taking a chance on a Euro-animated series in a market dominated by U.S. and Japanese productions.
While civil rights lawyers suggested that the U.S. Supreme Court's "ride-along" decision Monday will put an end to such shows as "Cops," execs from news-gathering operations doubted their methods…
Zee TV will launch an eight-channel digital network in India that will include entertainment, news, music, cinema and four regional-language channels in Bengali, Marathi, Gujarati and Punjabi.
TVN Entertainment has signed for the first time as lead distributor for two pay-per-view specials: "Cirque du Soleil: Quidam" (Aug. 1) and "Canyon Walk" (Sept. 5), in which French-born aerialist…
Fox Family Channel's live-action laffer "The New Addams Family" is getting a broadcast window on Fox Kids' Network.
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…