Sony will launch an entertainment channel in Japan with a U.S. subsidiary of Sony Pictures Entertainment that will also supply programming to Japanese satellite platforms and terrestrial…
NBC has won another primetime Nielsens week, but by narrow margins as the Peacock net aired mostly reruns within its key Tuesday and Thursday skeds.
Of the 7,000 films aired by Italy's seven national terrestrial TV networks in 1997, Robert Zemeckis' "Forrest Gump" pulled the biggest audience, with 12.92 million viewers, according to a report…
The USA Network's highly promoted two-parter "Moby Dick" has hooked huge Nielsens by cable standards, the second-highest rating and highest-ever number of total viewers for a non-sports, non-news…
Canadian kids-TV specialist Cinar Films has pacted with Paris-based animation studio Alphanim to produce two animated series, "Believe It or Not!" and "Mona the Vampire."
Nielsen Media Research's national clients will get their first look at the newly refined peoplemeters, which have not been altered since their U.S. launch in the late 1980s, this week in Orlando.
Thousands of upscale New Yorkers in 19 Manhattan buildings may be looking for a new cable TV provider now that an administrative judge found that Liberty Cable -- purchased last year by RCN Corp. -…
CBS is launching the hour-long midseason reality series "Unsolved Mysteries" Friday, April 3 at 9 p.m. in place of the Eye web's Friday sitcoms.
Columbia TriStar TV Distribution will produce the pilot of a sitcom for Lifetime called "Oh, Baby." Although CTTD and Lifetime declined to comment, one source said the half-hour pilot is about a…
Castle Rock TV and two former executive producers of "The Simpsons" are developing a new animated comedy for the WB netlet called "Brothers."
Judy Tur, mother of helicopter newsman Bob Tur, died Feb. 27 in Los Angeles of primary pulmonary hypertension. She was 58. In addition to her son Bob, she is also survived by a daughter and son, two…