The Justice Dept. on Friday approved Microsoft Corp.'s $425 million acquisition of WebTV Networks, pointing to competition in the business of connecting home televisions to the Internet.
UPN is not letting the Sinclair stations switch to the WB TV Network without a fight. On Friday night, UPN sent a letter to the WB and Sinclair claiming the station group failed to take appropriate…
Oscar-winning actress Ellen Burstyn, Brian Kerwin ("Murphy's Law") and Lucas Black ("Sling Blade") have been tapped to star in "Flash," a two-hour movie for ABC's "The Wonderful World of Disney"…
The television industry officially filed its new, and much more detailed, ratings system with the Federal Communications Commission.
USA Latin America plans to supply pan-regional advertisers with post-buy analysis using information from IBOPE, the premier Brazilian TV ratings agency.
Bunim/Murray Prods. has acquired the domestic rights to "Wanted," an off-the-beaten-path U.K. series that's part gameshow, part scavenger hunt and part suspense thriller.
In a major step toward boosting its sitcom presence, Universal Television has signed Carrie Fisher to a two-year deal worth $3 million to develop comedies.
Fox Sports West 2, the spinoff regional sports channel that has finally landed carriage on a majority of local cable systems after months of struggle, is hoping to lock up deals in the next several…
The National Academy of TV Arts & Sciences forced a scarlet-faced HBO to renounce two Emmy nominations that its feature-length docu "Paradise Lost" had earned last week in the NATAS-sponsored…
Australia's Beyond Distribution has snared worldwide distribution rights to two TV shows from Ireland's Tyrone Prods. about the Emerald Isle's biggest-ever stage export, "Riverdance."
Using a bait-and-switch approach, TNT and Galen Films coax viewers to view "Big Guns Talk: The Story of the Western." Promising to explore "myths, legends, heroes, stars, history and the tremendous…