U.K. cable operator Telewest enjoyed a dramatic rise in TV subscriptions in 1998, and has also announced plans to launch its digital TV platform in the fall.
The WB netlet is launching the midseason Spelling TV drama "Rescue 77" Monday March 15 in the 9 p.m. timeslot where "Hyperion Bay" now airs.
France Telecom, the giant telecommunications company that is France's main cable company, has suffered a setback in its ongoing battle with rival cabler NC Numericable.
Nine months after undergoing brain surgery, Gene Siskel is heeding doctors' advice and taking a seven-month break from his TV and print duties to fully recover from the operation.
The Modern Times Group (MTG) has set March 1 as the launch date for its sports channel ViaSat Sport.
Steven Bochco, now in his sixth season of production on the Emmy Award-winning "NYPD Blue," will be honored with the David Susskind lifetime achievement award by the Producers Guild of America.
Kyra Sedgwick has inked an exclusive development deal with Touchstone Television to produce and star in her first small screen skein.
The National Basketball Assn. has signed a deal with the United Kingdom's ITV Network to produce four TV series for weekly telecast on ITV and its new sister digital channel ITV2.
Syndicated TV series as a category climbed to an average 2.8 rating in the fourth quarter of 1998 in overall daytime Nielsens, an 8% jump over the same period a year ago -- and syndication's best…
Syndie stalwart "Entertainment Tonight" leads a buoyant magazine show pack that has shaken off the winter slumber and notched double-digit ratings growth over the past month.
Writer-producer John Markus ("Lateline," "The Cosby Show") has inked an overall development deal with Paramount Network TV.
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