Just three months after getting into the primetime biz via a multiyear deal with Brad Grey Television, dot-com ad wizards Hungry Man Prods. is proving to be a tasty dish for network programmers. The…
FROM WESTERN CABLE "The future is huge." That's how Liberty Media Chairman John Malone explained Wall Street's valuation of Internet and the rest of the information industrial complex.
It looks like NBC is about to follow Fox's lead and head for the exit at the National Assn. of Broadcasters. And now Washington is waiting to see who is next to leave.
FROM WESTERN CABLE One way or another, cablers will have to open their high-speed Internet networks to competitors, FCC chairman Bill Kennard said Thursday. The only question is whether they do it…
FROM WESTERN CABLEThe National Geographic Channel, which reaches 50 million homes in 57 countries, has firmed up plans to engineer its American debut, signing long-term deals with AT&T Broadband, the…
Showtime will help redress the well-publicized under-representation of blacks and Hispanics on television by greenlighting two hourlong series for the summer, "Resurrection Blvd." and "Soul Food."
FROM WESTERN CABLE It's time for cablers, copyright owners and TV set makers to reach a final agreement on the digital television standards, FCC commissioner Susan Ness said Thursday at "Hollywood…
FROM WESTERN CABLERupert Murdoch's FX cable network has scored its biggest cable-operator deal since it launched in June 1994, grabbing a guaranteed 7 million subscribers from Time Warner Cable over…
John Sie, chairman and CEO of the Starz Encore Media Group, said he's talking to MGM about creating one or more new all-movie cable networks that would draw on MGM's vast library of movies.
WCVB-TV anchor team and real-life husband and wife Chet Curtis and Natalie Jacobson announced that they were separating, generating a flood of front-page stories and even coverage on rival TV…