When Warner Books coughed up a record $7.1 million last year for "Jack," the memoir of GE topper Jack Welch, the sun was setting on the exec's dynamic 20-year run at GE, and $7 million seemed a…
TV Azteca has signed a deal with Sky Mexico, 60%-owned by rival web Televisa, to allow the direct-to-home sat outfit exclusive rights to 22 soccer games over the next year.
The family hour is alive and kicking -- or at least it seems that way, according to recipients at the third annual Family Television Awards. Winners in eight categories were feted Thursday by the…
Time Warner Cable of New York City will keep CNBC on channel 15 and Bravo on channel 64 -- a complete about-face from TW's announcement Wednesday that the two networks would swap dial positions.
RealNetworks and CBS are proving that Netizens will pay to watch Internet content. At least a small number, so far.
A miffed Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) on Thursday accused NBC prexy Andy Lack of being "evasive" and "arrogant" in refusing to supply inhouse videotapes allegedly proving that GE topper Jack Welch…
Apparently it was just a 24-hour bug that bit the supporting cast of CBS' "Becker." The five actors showed up for work Thursday despite having called in sick the day before (Daily Variety, Aug. 1).
Mike Ovitz is stepping up his efforts to find an overall deal for his Artists Television Group. Within the past few weeks, Ovitz has held talks with several potential partners -- including CBS, NBC…
Twentieth Century Fox's "Planet of the Apes" will end up in a shared network window on Fox and its cable sibling FX, along with two other theatrical movies, "Dr. Dolittle 2" and "Kiss of the Dragon."
"Angel" scribe Tim Minear has inked a seven-figure drama development deal with 20th Century Fox TV. Pact calls for Minear to create, write and produce series programming for the studio.
Comedy Central has canceled its satirical sitcom "That's My Bush" after only eight half-hour episodes, but the creators of the show, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, plan to transform it into "George Bush…