Direct to home satellite company Sky PerfecTV joined with four other companies to form a venture that will provide digital programming to cable TV operators.
The rumor mill in the Paris broadcasting world is spinning out of control as speculation runs rife over who among the top brass at pay TV Canal Plus might be axed once the Dec. 5 shareholders'…
The Central Bureau of Investigation of India raided the premises of former top officials of India's national broadcaster Doordarshan (DD), under suspicion of bungling sports rights.
HBO has signed on a team of high-profile directors for Alan Ball's "Six Feet Under," the pay cabler's first drama series since "The Sopranos." While "American Beauty" scribe Ball wrote and directed…
Pubcaster Doordarshan has been given a greenlight signal by its regulating body Prasar Bharati to offer direct-to-home satellite services.
"Ananda," the new talker from King World Prods, starring MTV and BET personality Ananda Lewis, has been declared a firm go for syndie in fall 2001. King World has closed station deals in 16 markets…
The high costs of attracting subscribers helped push Japan's direct-to-home satcaster Sky PerfecTV into the red for the first half of the business year as its midterm earnings stood at a net loss of…
A week after the nets flubbed Election Night coverage -- mistakenly declaring first Gore, then Bush the victor in Florida -- Fox News topper Roger Ailes said the nets shouldn't rely on one exit…
Euro station group SBS has tapped Marcus Tellenbach, a veteran international TV exec, to succeed Howard A. "Woody" Knight as chief operating officer. The Swiss-born Tellenbach, who takes over March…
Besides Billy Crystal lookin' mahvelous this year at the 2001 U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, Fox's sketch hit show of the '90s "In Living Color" will be feted.
NBC, UPN and the WB continued their strong starts to both the sweep and the season last week by posting year-to-year demo gains in another smorgasbord frame that also saw ABC deliver its best score…