Saban Intl. is negotiating to team up with three European television heavyweights to co-produce the high-profile $24 million miniseries "Les Miserables" (Daily Variety, Sept. 1). The Victor Hugo…
Asian satcaster Star TV has fired the first shot in the war to dominate Hong Kong's broadcast field. The News Corp. subsidiary applied Thursday to the government for a license to provide digital pay…
MTV staple Tom Green is moving production of his popular cable show from Gotham to Los Angeles after MTV ordered another eight segs of shockshow "The Tom Green Show," with new episodes slated to air…
In another bid to beef up its comedy development roster, the WB has given a put pilot commitment to a half-hour laffer from "Tommy Boy" writing/directing duo Fred Wolf and Peter Segal.
In an indirect swipe at their cable competish, the Big Six are mounting an all-out campaign to convince TV Guide and other listing services to stop identifying second and third runs of programs as…
Disney affiliate DIC Entertainment signed an agreement Tuesday with Ameko Entertainment, a South Korean firm, to co-produce three animation series starting with "Super Duper Sumos."
Geraldine Laybourne's Oxygen Media has landed a carriage agreement with Insight Communications, the eighth-largest cable operator in the U.S., reaching more than 1 million subscribers.
The controversial issue of the state funding of public broadcasters in the digital age is continuing to move into the sights of the European Commission.
With New York's team in the National League Championship Series for the first time in 11 years, NBC opened the semifinal round of the playoffs Tuesday by outslugging 13 of last year's 14 pre-World…
The European Commission has responded to commercial Irish broadcaster TV3's complaint about the high level of funding enjoyed by pubcaster RTE, asking the Dept. of Arts of the Irish government to…
Some fast and furious bidding among local stations was unable to keep Paramount's "Judge Judy" away from KCBS, which secured syndie rights to the show for four years, beginning September 2000.