To call "Weapons of Mass Distraction" a dark comedy is to give it far too much credit for lightness. It is writer/executive producer Larry Gelbart's poison-pen greeting card to tabloid America, but…
When KCBS' 11 p.m. news won the Nielsen ratings race four consecutive nights (May 11-14), it was the first time the station had managed to do that (excluding those weeks it followed the Olympics)…
Allan Horlick, a veteran NBC station exec, has been named president and managing director for NBC Europe, effective Aug. 4.
CBS cushioned the blow of a typical NBC Must See TV lineup Thursday night and earned a rare Friday night win to go along with a Saturday triumph in the Nielsen "fast national" household count…
The head of South Africa’s Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA), Harris Gxaweni, has been suspended, and seven of nine IBA councilors have resigned. The moves follow a damning report by the…
Alan Menken, Alan Silvestri, Mark Mancina and Jerry Goldsmith were among those honored by performing rights org Broadcast Music Inc. for scribbling or scoring music for the years' top films and TV…
Germany's Deutsche Telecom, Sweden's Telia InfoMedia TeleVision, and Holland's two largest cable operators Casema and Mediakabel have agreed on a digital decoder standard.
Once again, Congress is using prospective revenue from spectrum auctions to fill billion-dollar holes in the budget deficit.
TV veteran Brandon Tartikoff and the Smithsonian Institution are developing a half-hour kids gameshow for CBS' Saturday morning lineup in 1998.
With ABC nailing down its schedule, industry eyes are starting to turn to Fox and UPN, which can still make last minute changes to their lineups before upfront presentations on Tuesday.