In a major step toward boosting its sitcom presence, Universal Television has signed Carrie Fisher to a two-year deal worth $3 million to develop comedies.
Fox Sports West 2, the spinoff regional sports channel that has finally landed carriage on a majority of local cable systems after months of struggle, is hoping to lock up deals in the next several…
The National Academy of TV Arts & Sciences forced a scarlet-faced HBO to renounce two Emmy nominations that its feature-length docu "Paradise Lost" had earned last week in the NATAS-sponsored…
Australia's Beyond Distribution has snared worldwide distribution rights to two TV shows from Ireland's Tyrone Prods. about the Emerald Isle's biggest-ever stage export, "Riverdance."
Gail Yancosek has been appointed to the newly created position of vice president of news at Fox's flagship station WNYW in New York.
After months of talking up their new talkshows, the time has come for Keenen Ivory Wayans and Chris Spencer to just do it.
America's Health Network, the struggling medical advice channel, has "furloughed" 161 of its 200 employees after the Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp. pulled back from its planned $25 million investment…
Only weeks after Hungary's regulatory authority (ORTT) gave the greenlight for the birth of a commercial TV industry in this market, legal squabbling is bringing static to the Magyar remote control…
Philips Electronics N.V. has joined Sony Corp. and Sharp Corp. in jointly developing technology for the next generation of large-screen flat-panel displays using Plasma-Addressed Liquid Crystal…
The Justice Dept. on Friday approved Microsoft Corp.'s $425 million acquisition of WebTV Networks, pointing to competition in the business of connecting home televisions to the Internet.
UPN is not letting the Sinclair stations switch to the WB TV Network without a fight. On Friday night, UPN sent a letter to the WB and Sinclair claiming the station group failed to take appropriate…