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…
It's going to be a rockin' new year for veteran TV personality-mogul Dick Clark. The 70-year-old small-screen staple has signed on to host "Winning Lines," the upcoming CBS entry in the Y2K gameshow…
Channel 4 has grabbed "Friends" and "ER" back from BSkyB in a three-year deal with Warner Bros. Intl. TV, reportedly worth $200 million.
AT&T, the second-largest cable operator in the U.S., said it will spearhead a drive by cablers to buy exclusive rights to out-of-market National Football League games when the contract comes up for…
Danish director Lars Von Trier's hot TV romance series "Morton Korch" -- the latest weapon in national commercial channel TV2 Denmark's fight to keep audience and advertising share -- will launch its…
The Peacock has given Warner Bros. Domestic TV a "Will" to win. WB picked up the domestic rights to sell NBC's "Will and Grace" as an off-net strip for the 2002 season after producer NBC shopped the…