“A Conversation With David L. Wolper” is slated for the Jan. 22 general session at the National Assn. of Television Program Executives confab in New Orleans, running Jan. 19-22. Wolper, producer of…
Spanish-lingo broadcaster Telemundo Group's stock jumped $1.93 to $38.81 after investment firm Apollo Group confirmed it had submitted an offer to buy the entire company (Daily Variety, Nov. 19).
Finally turning into the homestretch of what has proved a long, difficult rollout, Fox Sports West 2 on Wednesday struck a deal with Time Warner Communications, clearing a huge hurdle that will put…
Leo Chaloukian, former two-term prexy of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and John Shaffner have been elected to two-year terms on the ATAS executive committee, bringing the panel to its…
The pay-per-view industry this year will eclipse the $1 billion mark in collective revenue for the first time, according to an annual PPV industry overview presented Wednesday by Showtime Event TV…
Steve Glick at the William Morris Agency put together Granada Entertainment’s pilot deal for the sitcom “Sunnyside Farm” with CBS, and Pearson TV’s pilot and script deals with NBC. The wrong agent…
With much fanfare, Lowell (Bud) Paxson formally unveiled his bid Wednesday to launch a new broadcast network with family-friendly programming.
On the heels of a third-year pickup by the NBC O&O group, the syndie magazine strip "Access Hollywood" has secured timeslot upgrades in seven markets.
Trent Jones has been upped to vice president of current programs at Warner Bros. TV. Jones will now head the current department, following Steve Pearlman's promotion to senior vice president of drama…
In his first major initiative since assuming his new job as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, William Kennard has launched a top-to-bottom review of the broadcast ownership rules.