DirecTV has extended its distribution deal with two Canadian programming services in a multiyear agreement expected to generate revenue of $200 million over the life of the contract.
The 1970s British action series "The Professionals" is being resurrected through an innovative financing deal that has raised £10.8 million ($17.3 million) for 26 new episodes.
In lieu of buying their spectra at an auction, broadcasters would have to pay an annual fee for using the nation's airwaves, according to a measure proposed by Senate Commerce Committee chairman John…
The long-suffering cable TV sector staged its biggest Wall Street rally in almost four years Monday after software giant Microsoft Corp. confirmed plans to invest $1 billion in No. 4 cabler Comcast…
Fox Sports West 2 has scored with its squeeze play --- using the Dodgers to sell reluctant cable operators on carriage --- and has cracked the 2 million subscriber mark.
The directors of public broadcasters for Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark voted at an annual meeting Monday in Stockholm to push forward on plans to launch a common digital platform for all public…
When "America's Funniest Home Videos" returns to ABC at midseason of the 1997-98 fall campaign, longtime host Bob Saget will not be there. He is being bounced as part of a format change designed to…
Viacom cabler TV Land and TV Guide are partnering to choose "Television's 100 Greatest Episodes" in a selection that will anchor five nights of programming on both TV Land and sister Nick at Nite as…
Italian broadcasting, still dominated by pubcaster RAI and Silvio Berlusconi's Mediaset, posted a major increase in ad revenues, despite losing more than a million TV viewers.
Universal TV Group chairman Gregory Meidel is in serious talks with DreamWorks' syndication co-chief Ken Solomon about taking the post of Universal TV president, which Tom Thayer announced last week…
Dan Schneider, the former star of ABC's "Head of the Class" who created, co-writes and produces the Nickelodeon hits "All That" and "Kenan and Kel," has signed a two-year, exclusive deal to create…