MTV will turn the Paramount/MTV Films gridiron drama "Varsity Blues" into a half-hour primetime series.
ABC has committed to 13 episodes of a new quizzer requiring contestants to control their heart rate while they answer general knowledge questions for money.
Universal Worldwide Television has secured a rare three runs in both of the nation's top two markets for its syndicated relationship strip "Blind Date," now in its third season.
The National Basketball Assn. is about to make TV history by committing the bulk of its nationally distributed games over the next four years to the cable networks ESPN, TNT and a new digital channel…
Italian TV giant Mediaset looks poised to acquire 9% of Telecinco from Germany's Kirch Group, which holds a 25% stake in the Spanish broadcaster.
Winstar Television and Video, the entertainment arm of media company Winstar Communications, has been purchased by a group of private investors and renamed Wellspring Media.
Syndicated entertainment magazine show "Latin Access" has a new distributor, Mansfield Television Distribution, for its Jan. 7 bow on NBC.
Italian telco giant Telecom Italia looks set to bail out of its Spanish telco interest Auna.
A new channel for German expats will be available in the U.S. on pay TV and cable from March 5. German TV is being launched by pubcasters ARD, ZDF and Deutsche Welle.
Sony Entertainment Television (SET) will bow in Pakistan by year end.
Teutonic TV mogul Leo Kirch met German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder last week reportedly to express his concern about the dominant role U.S. cabler Liberty Media may assume if it is allowed…