Barry Diller's USA Networks posted sturdy revenue and cash flow gains for the quarter as rollicking showbiz assets helped offset a soft economy.
Sounding a battle cry of laissez faire, the Republican-controlled FCC on Wednesday overruled its irate Democratic members in giving Rupert Murdoch a greenlight to buy broadcaster Chris-Craft. The…
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AOL Time Warner announced a long-awaited publishing deal Wednesday as rumors heated up that the conglom is eyeing AT&T Broadband.
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NBC Entertainment has upped Rebecca Marks to senior VP of publicity.
Two new alternative series bowed with largely uninspired results Tuesday, as Fox's "Murder in Smalltown X" won its hour in key demos but hardly slayed its competition, and NBC's "Downer Channel" was…
Indian satellite entertainment channel ATN World launched a Bengali-lingo version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" (Khel Kolkata Ka) Sunday.
Manjit Gogoi has been tapped deputy general manager of Encore Intl. subsidiary Encore Asia Beijing. Based in the Beijing office, Gogoi will report to Encore Intl. prexy Michelle Sie Whitten.
Kidvid producer Nelvana has inked a three-part co-production and distribution deal with Nickelodeon that Nelvana execs say is worth "a minimum" of $20 million.
Astral Media, Canada's leading pay and specialty-TV owner, reported boffo net earnings and revenue for its third quarter powered largely by its TV outlets, especially its pay stations.