Tavis Smiley, the former BET talkshow host, is in talks with ABC News about becoming an occasional contributor to "Primetime Live" and other news programs.
The Federal Communications Commission could soon make it easier for Viacom to hang onto the UPN weblet. As anticipated, the FCC will consider relaxing a dual-network ownership rule prohibiting the…
Bill Haber, who co-founded the Creative Artists Agency in 1975 and helped to run the operation for two decades, has joined Barry Diller's fledgling cable network Trio as president and CEO.
A handful of media moguls, from Peter Chernin and Bob Wright to Howard Stringer and Eddy Hartenstein, played it coy Tuesday, insisting big mergers were great for other guys but not a necessity for…
French broadcasting's movers and shakers hung on French culture minister Catherine Tasca's every word Monday as she announced a series of measures that will alter the landscape of French television.
Euro powerhouse broadcaster RTL is set to make a push into the U.S. indie feature film market, backed by the clout of the group's 18-odd TV stations.
Even after gobbling up BET for $3 billion in November, Viacom president Mel Karmazin may have some appetite left for more cable acquisitions -- including Liberty Media's Discovery, the exec said at…
Germany's EM.TV has sold a 24.5% stake in Formula One holding outfit SLEC to media giant Kirch for DM1.3 billion ($586 million), taking a major step toward digging itself out of debt.
Emmy-winning "Taxicab Confessions" producers Joe and Harry Gantz have snagged a pilot commitment from CBS for a relationship-based reality skein that will document the lives of everyday couples with…
Federal Communications Commission chief Michael Powell on Tuesday defended his commitment to the U.S. consumer, noting that concepts like diversity are easy to debate but harder to codify.
Hispanic TV soon will be bubbling over with soaps. Brazilian mega-conglom Globo has finalized a five-year output deal with Telemundo that will see the U.S. Hispanic broadcaster airing annually at…
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