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.
Eye web news anchor Dan Rather and News Corp. helmer Rupert Murdoch shared center stage --- but little else --- at Wednesday's second annual United Nations World Television Forum.
Maryland Public Television has partnered with Montreal-based producer Cinar Films to promote its kids puppet show "Wimzie's House" in the U.S.
With much fanfare, Lowell (Bud) Paxson formally unveiled his bid Wednesday to launch a new broadcast network with family-friendly programming.
The 18th Celtic Film &Television Festival will run April 1-4 in Tralee, County Kerry. Fest has been running since 1980 under the auspices of the Celtic Film & Television Assn., whose membership is…
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…
Tribune Entertainment has signed a domestic longform TV distribution deal with U.K.-based Hamdon Entertainment.
Spain's digital operators --- Canal Satelite Digital (CSD) and Via Digital --- have at least lowered, if not buried, the hatchet, signing Tuesday an accord to share the prized pay-per-view rights to…
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…
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).
NBC and Tribeca Prods. have cast Nick Turturro and Tom Sizemore to star in the "Sammy the Bull" miniseries. Sources say the web is also in talks with actress Debi Mazar.