Cabler NTL will take a 9.99% stake in the soccer club Aston Villa as part of a wider alliance between the two companies.
Video Research, the ratings agency used by Japan's commercial TV broadcasters, has developed a system for monitoring up to 1,000 digital satellite channels.
MGM is about to get a new lease on life in Europe. That's because the studio has just managed to disentangle itself from a long-term lock-up of its product in Germany -- the most lucrative territory…
NBC O&Os have snapped up multiyear rights to Columbia's "Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus," bringing the clearances close to 50% of the country. The group station deal combined with strong…
Touchstone Television has inked an exclusive three-year, $6 million development deal with "Spin City" scribes-producers Jay Scherick and David Ronn.
NBC and Scholastic have announced plans to produce "Scholastic at the Olympic Games," an after-school TV show geared to preteens that will air on MSNBC.
After flirting with the networks and syndication, Alliance Atlantis has decided to bring the much-hyped Mel Gibson/Jet Li-produced pilot "Invincible" to Superstation TBS.
FROM NATPE "Wed at First Sight" features a female contestant interviewing three strangers, with the agreement that she will marry the winner. "Cheaters" will hire private investigators with cameras…
Foreign buyers, buck up. If you're turned off by the weirder syndie shows on offer at NATPE, relax. The top U.S. sellers boast a bundle of new hours -- still the best performing Yank genre in…
Who wants to be TV's new No. 1 network? The final answer on that won't be in until May, but for now the right response is: ABC.