Howard Davine, vice president, business affairs at Walt Disney Television, has been named president of Starlight Children's Foundation, succeeding Peter Samuelson, who has served for 14 years.
The Disney sitcom pilot starring comedian Dave Chappelle ("The Nutty Professor") is now in development at Fox Broadcasting Co., according to insiders.
Cable News Network is close to naming longtime ABC News producer Rick Kaplan to a new No. 2 post at the cable-news web.
Viacom is cloning its paycable networks Showtime, the Movie Channel, Flix and Sundance Channel at almost manic speed, adding eight new multiplex "screens" in the next year to push the total up to 20.
Big Ticket Television, which produces the sitcom "Moesha" and the syndie strip "Judge Judy," is expanding its development and production staff. Bill Sanders has been upped to the No. 2 position, and…
The U.K.'s second-biggest cable operator, Telewest, and communications group NTL are in early talks about a possible merger.
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."
Gail Yancosek has been appointed to the newly created position of vice president of news at Fox's flagship station WNYW in New York.
After months of talking up their new talkshows, the time has come for Keenen Ivory Wayans and Chris Spencer to just do it.
America's Health Network, the struggling medical advice channel, has "furloughed" 161 of its 200 employees after the Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corp. pulled back from its planned $25 million investment…