Private station TVN is in trouble. Lackluster ratings, management squabbles and regulatory problems may be threatening the life of a once promising venture.
NBC has picked up a full season of its frosh Monday comedy "Will & Grace," the first new show to get a full-season order this fall.
Paramount Network TV has inked a five-year overall deal with TV director Andy Ackerman ("Seinfeld") worth an estimated $12 million to $15 million.
London-based ITN is teaming up with three major PBS outlets --including Gotham's WNET -- to launch a nightly newscast targeted at American audiences.
PBS' fledgling underwriting sales force lined up $7.7 million in program sponsorships during the third quarter, up from $4 million during the same frame last year, the pubcaster said Wednesday.
Showtime has greenlit "Execution of Justice," a telepic about slain S.F. politician Harvey Milk that marks the first TV film produced by Tim Daly's production shingle, Daly-Harris Prods.
Hongkong Telecom's interactive television service (iTV) on Tuesday launched News-on-Demand in conjunction with Reuters and terrestrial broadcaster Asia Television (ATV).
With competition looming for its lock on TV ratings research, Nielsen Media Research signed ABC and CBS to new four-year contracts, Nielsen said Wednesday.
CBS and 20th Century Fox TV are close to a deal with Arsenio Hall to star in a three-episode arc of the frosh action comedy "Martial Law," which may lead to a permanent role on the show.
Once burned, but not too shy Just as Touchstone TV last week was facing up to the fact that it had been duped into signing a six-figure deal with 32-year-old writer/actress Riley Weston — who had…