A newspaper item Friday that speculated on the potential demise of the Warner Bros. Domestic TV sci-fi series "Babylon 5" has reportedly inspired calls from more than 1,000 fans jamming the phone…
MPA sails Hudson at Mexico pirates The Motion Picture Assn. has hired Brendan Hudson as the country manager for its re-established anti-piracy program in Mexico. Piracy in the Mexican market is a…
In an example of the kind of ABC/Disney synergy that is starting to become commonplace, the Disney Channel has acquired all 22 half-hour episodes of the 1996 ABC series bomb "Muppets Tonight" for air…
European heads of state agreed Tuesday to add a revision to the EEC treaty
The June 12 telecast of the pre-taped "1997 MTV Movie Awards" earned the event's highest ratings since it debuted in 1992: a 3.9 rating/6 share in households, representing an estimated 2.6 million…
PBS has acquired U.S. rights to the kids series "Wimzie's House," produced by Cinar Films of Montreal, and the pubcaster will be launching the puppet show this fall, it was announced Monday.
Citing progress in the ongoing negotiations over a new TV ratings system, Senate Commerce Committee chairman John McCain gave the TV industry another week to develop a beefed-up system and he also…
Danish cable subscribers solidly rejected a raft of U.S. cablenets, most of them kids channels, in the first major poll in that territory of what Danish viewers want to see on TV.
Channel 4, Finland's newest commercial competitor, has been wasting no time in inking deals with most of Hollywood's major studios.
NBC Enterprises prexy John Agoglia is ankling the web after an 18-year career that rode the peaks and valleys of the peacock web's fortunes.
The USA network finished No. 1 in the ratings among all cable networks for the week ended June 15, and Tim Brooks, USA's senior VP of research, said these numbers could be a sign that the network is…