France's public broadcasting budget has been fixed at 21.3 billion francs ($2.97 billion) for 2002, an increase of $73 million, up 3.45% from this year, Culture Minister Catherine Tasca announced…
Oh, baby: The CBS promo wizards are getting a little infantile in their latest fall marketing campaign. Eye execs have enlisted chatty child Baby Bob to serve as the net's new on-air spokesman.
The "Mutant X" files continue: 20th Century Fox has filed new motions to prevent Tribune Entertainment from using the title for an upcoming syndie action hour.
A contestant from Par TV's "Manhunt" on Tuesday filed a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission, marking the first time the regulatory agency has been asked to investigate allegations…
"Six Feet Under" went out with a bang in its two-hour season finale on Aug. 19, scoring a 13.4 average rating in HBO homes, the show's best numbers yet.
Canada finally has its MTV. Calgary's Craig Broadcast Systems and MTV Networks announced Tuesday a joint venture to launch three new digital channels, including MTV Canada, in the Great White North…
Brian Philips has been tapped senior VP/general manager of country music network CMT. Philips will be responsible for day-to-day management of the network, including all programming, talent relations…
Modi Entertainment Network has pacted with French channel Fashion TV for distribution and revenue rights in India.
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Veteran Fox Broadcasting Co. publicity executive Jeff DeRome has ankled the net to pursue other opportunities.
Venevision Intl. will begin production on talker "Marta Susana," hosted by the journalist who had her own show on Mexico's Televisa, during the first week of September.