In an arrangement that initiates second-phase digital dealings in Spain, PolyGram Filmed Entertainment has inked an exclusive 29-pic accord with Spanish digital platform Via Digital.
With more people at home to watch TV, "Donny & Marie" and other fledgling syndie yakkers enjoyed a Nielsen bounce during the Christmas-New Year's holiday period, according to Nielsen's syndie ratings…
Soap vet Lisa Hesser is close to inking a deal to serve as exec producer of "Passions," the new NBC sudser launching this summer.
Fresh off a record-breaking Nielsen rating Sunday for "Murder in a Small Town," with Gene Wilder as an amateur sleuth, A&E will commission an original movie featuring fictional detective Nero Wolfe.
In his first appearance before the Television Critics Assn. press tour in Pasadena, Scott Sassa outlined his vision for NBC, which includes "more traditional families" and "less emphasis on sex.
The Tuesday premiere of Eddie Murphy's "The PJs" has given Fox the same kind of warm and fuzzy Nielsens the "foamation" comedy delivered with its Sunday, Jan. 10, preview.
Give the Mouse House credit for bringing a little emotional heft to the Sunday-7 p.m. family block with this stark and surprisingly vivid rendering of the events leading up to the notorious 1965…
Pilot lights already burning for nets The networks are starting to greenlight a slew of pilots for fall. NBC has ordered a few comedy pilots from NBC Studios, in-cluding, “Mind Your Own Business”…
Major syndie distribs were bristling Wednesday at an offer from the Baltimore-based Sinclair TV station group to sell timeslots for new syndie skeins on 30-plus Sinclair outlets to the highest bidder.
In addition to its new initiative to acquire exclusive video rights to independent films (Daily Variety, Jan. 13), Blockbuster has announced a deal with Showtime to offer for rent 24-36 features from…
Fox has made no noise about stealing the WB netlet's linchpin teen drama "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" when the contract expires next year, but it could happen if the WB doesn't step up, 20th Century…