Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.) made a rare appearance at a Commerce Committee hearing Tuesday in an effort to drive home Congress' growing concern about soaring cable rates.
Fran Drescher, star of "The Nanny," has created the company Uh-Oh Prods. to produce a half-hour comedy pilot for MTV called "Daytrippers."
Marta Tracy, one of the principal architects of E! Entertainment Television's programming, has been named head of programming for Style, the new network from E! devoted to the world of style, fashion…
British Digital Broadcasting has changed its name to Ondigital, in preparation for its launch this fall as the world's first digital terrestrial pay-TV service.
The Romance Classics cable web has ordered 26 additional episodes of the series "Great Romances of the 20th Century" from the BBC.
Srishti Video, a Delhi-based TV network, is to launch India's first digital satellite operation in October. Srishti has already signed several Indian TV channels.
Japanese digital direct-to-home service SkyPerfecTV says that the number of subscribers to its service will pass the 800,000 mark by the end of July.
The National Geographic Channel has boosted its audience reach Down Under by inking a five-year distribution pact with United Intl. Holdings' regional Oz paybox Austar, which has about 225,000…
Eye web execs have tentatively decided to counterprogram NBC's Emmycast with the broadcast premiere of Martin Scorsese's ultraviolent Mafia pic "Goodfellas."
Undeterred by Asia's current economic crisis, Nickelodeon, the U.S.-based service aimed at children, said it would launch satellite TV channels later this year to serve Japan and the Philippines.
DreamWorks Television has inked a holding deal with tyro thesp Andy Comeau.