With much fanfare, ABC announced last June that it had a deal with Madonna's Maverick Prods. The first project was going to be a four-hour miniseries biography imaginatively dubbed "Madonna: The…
For a show about nothing, "Seinfeld" is sure worth a lot to stations. Columbia TriStar Television Distribution this week takes the off-net sitcom from Gotham into Los Angeles, where a rare four-way…
Rumors swirl as to whether or not Oprah Winfrey will renew her contract with King World; the company's stock drops ever so slightly. Analysts and columnists pick up on it and start reminding folks…
The spread of news shows on primetime TV is the latest bad news for producers of longform TV dramas. Expensive one-hour series, telepics and minis have been a tough sell for a few years.
With Diane Sawyer's contract negotiations garnering headlines and CBS' evening news team receiving ample exposure during the Winter Olympics, "ABC World News Tonight" anchor Peter Jennings has been…
Many television markets are suffering through ratings wars, but in Spain the networks have declared war on ratings.
Norman Lear, Aaron Spelling, Stephen J. Cannell, Steven Bochco and David Milch are just some of the A-list producers who have tried and failed to craft successful TV series set in Washington.
Until now, local television in Italy has meant low-budget tele-shopping, endless reruns of old American TV serials or, at best, "Colpo Grosso," the infamous latenight strip-poker gameshow on Italia 7.
For all the hyperbole about superhighways and megamergers, Time Warner Inc. provided a reminder last week that much of the future rides on a bunch of techies wearing white lab coats.
Italy was one of the first European countries to allow private broadcasters to break up the state's monopoly on the airwaves in the late 1970s, but it has been one of the last to regulate the results.
In light of such recent infopike obstacles as Time Warner's announcement of technological glitches in its Full Service Network, many have been sounding the death knell of the info superhighway.