Leading Japanese direct-to-home satellite broadcaster Sky PerfecTV will start a video transmission service in November that will allow firms to send and receive video over the company's satellite…
The hit kids phenom "Teletubbies" again proved a big earner for the BBC last year, with the series and related products generating sales of £32 million ($51 million), well up on $37 million in 1997.
In addition to looking for a co-anchor for Bryant Gumbel, CBS News execs are in the process of deciding another key element of their soon-to-be revamped morning show: its name.
Time Warner's TBS cable network and Columbia TriStar TV distribution have signed Erik Nelson as executive producer of "The New Ripley's Believe It or Not," which makes its debut on TBS in January.
Comedian Hal Sparks has been tapped the new host of the E! cabler staple "Talk Soup."
Late TV exec John A. Reisenbach is being honored with the establishment of a Manhattan charter school to open this fall in his name.
German media heavyweights Kirch and Bertelsmann may soon be at war again on the digital front: Bertelsmann affiliate CLT/Ufa has just put in for a license for a bouquet of digital channels.
DreamWorks will make all of its theatrical movies available to DirecTV for play in high-definition format starting later this year.
The San Antonio Spurs and New York Knicks continue to sag in the statistical categories that mean the most to NBC.
E! Entertainment has inked with Israeli broadcaster Tel-Ad to create a showbiz channel for the Middle Eastern market.