To mark his 10th anniversary as host of "Meet the Press," Tim Russert has signed an unprecedented 12-year contract with NBC News.
BBC director of television Mark Thompson will be confirmed as the next chief exec of Channel 4 today (Daily Variety, Dec. 6).
The Eye had it in primetime last week, topping the network standings in key demographics for the first time this season and extending its winning streak in total viewers to five weeks.
The three highest-rated original series on cable TV, bolstered by nightly reruns of TV movies and "Unsolved Mysteries," will catapult Lifetime to No. 1 in primetime for 2001.
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Richard Ryder has been named the new vice chairman of the BBC.
E! Latin America will add its first made-in-the-U.S. and Portuguese-lingo shows to its 2002 slate of original productions.
A government handout of an extra C$160 million ($101 million) to the TV biz has been slammed by opposition politicians, who claim the money should be spent on the military.
After 10 years as Paramount TV Group chairman, Kerry McCluggage is ankling the studio.Par is expected to announce McCluggage's decision this afternoon. It's unclear who will replace him or whether…
Disney's U.S. sports network ESPN will launch ESPN Classic Sport in Europe early next year.
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