Channel 4 has appointed BBC exec John McHugh as its new head of entertainment. McHugh, the BBC's senior commissioning executive for entertainment, will join the terrestrial early next year.
Modern Times Group's Viasat Broadcasting and Warner Bros. Intl. Television inked Wednesday the biggest and most comprehensive pan-Scandinavian joint content deal in history.
In a sign that the EchoStar/DirecTV merger will be no easy sell in the nation's capital, Federal Communications Commission chair Michael Powell on Thursday promised that the deal would be "rigorously…
MVS Comunicaciones has delayed the launch of its cut-price pay TV project until the middle of next year due to technical problems.
Christopher Plummer and Marina Orsini will topline telepic "Agent of Influence" for CTV.
Dropping one of its demands, the National Assn. of Broadcasters on Thursday said that it would no longer pressure cablers to carry a station's two signals during the transition to digital TV.
European cablers UPC and Primacom said Thursday that they were still in merger talks, countering earlier reports that negotiations had run aground.
Warner Bros. Television and ABC have drawn up a business template that could change the way both companies repurpose primetime series.
CBS has given full-season orders to frosh dramas "The Agency" and "The Education of Max Bickford" as well as second-year hour "That's Life."
In an effort to balance reports of significant civilian casualties in Afghanistan, CNN began emphasizing to viewers on Wednesday that the Taliban leadership is to blame for the situation.
Arthur Hiller was feted with the Tisch Lifetime Achievement Award Tuesday at the inaugural Jewish Image Awards, held at the BevHilton.
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