Hollywood is taking a lesson in swing as it prepares to throw an inauguration bash for President-elect George W. Bush, headlining country stars Asleep at the Wheel and Lee Ann Womack.
It's come down to the wire, but -- barring any last-minute surprises -- UPN is expected today to seal a deal with Chris-Craft that would keep the netlet on the air in major markets such as New York…
NBC president Bob Wright confirmed in an internal memo to staffers on Friday that the company will reduce its 6,000-strong workforce by 5%-10% (Daily Variety, Jan. 12).
Leaving little room for optimism, the programming heads of seven major television studios declared Saturday that a writers strike may now be inevitable.
Sports programming proved big in Japan last year as the Sydney Olympics and the professional baseball championship series dominated the yearly ratings.
ABC execs are keeping it real -- but not, they claim, too real. With just seven of its 22 hours devoted to sitcoms and dramas, the Alphabet web airs fewer scripted series -- just 10 -- than networks…
Minister for Information and Broadcasting Sushma Swaraj will meet the French ambassador to India Monday regarding programs shown on Fashion TV (FTV).
Hallmark Entertainment and its executive producers Robert Halmi Sr. and Jr. have sold their first movie as a world premiere to pay-per-view, an adaptation of Mark Twain's "The Prince & the Pauper."
Pubcaster Doordarshan (DD) has begun the hunt for its new head. CEO R.R. Shah is on an extended term as topper, and a new nominee is needed for the top post.
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European broadcasting giant RTL Group has sold its remaining 5% stake in pay TV web Premiere World to the Kirch Group, giving the German kingpin full control of the channel.