Showtime has bought the first broadcast window for "Murder Inc.," a proposed six-hour miniseries commissioned by NBC from King World and the Ruddy Morgan Organization.
The bicoastal bidding war for Oprah Winfrey has begun. Just days after clinching a two-year contract renewal with Winfrey (Daily Variety, Sept. 24), King World Prods. has formally opened the market…
CNN will take the wraps off a new high-tech newsroom/studio Monday, marking the first significant changes to the all-news cabler's on-air look in more than a decade.
In an effort to build consumer interest in digital television, CBS announced Thursday it would broadcast four NFL games live in high-definition format beginning with the Nov. 8 Buffalo Bills-New York…
Fox News Channel will begin offering closed captioning for its weekday broadcasts on Monday, the all-news cabler announced Thursday.
In a surprising move, Spanish telco Telefonica has broken off talks with conglom Sogecable to merge the country's two digital platforms, the Telefonica-led Via Digital and Sogecable's CanalSatelite…
Former "Public Eye with Bryant Gumbel" contributor Carol Marin will be a regular contributor -- and possible fulltime correspondent -- for "60 Minutes II."
The cutthroat competition for viewers in cable has dealt some staggering blows to such high-visibility off-network series as "ER" on TNT, which is averaging only a 1.4 rating in cable homes, and…
CBS has accomplished additional strides back toward demographic competitiveness with a strong Wednesday start for its new Faith Ford sitcom "Maggie Winters" and solid slot gains for the premiere of…
It is rare that primetime auds are treated with quite as much disdain as is apparent in this shamefully misguided UPN farce, which curiously attempts to draw lascivious parallels between the…
Cable networks are harvesting a bumper crop of dollars from Madison Avenue, chalking up a record $2.68 billion in advertising revenues for the first six months of 1998, a dizzying 17% jump over the…