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.
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.
It will be announced today that Court TV is joining forces with Tele-Communications Inc., MediaOne, Cablevision Systems Corp., Time Warner Cable and Marcus Cable on a broad-based public service…
After getting critical brickbats over a lack of minority actors in the CBS Steven Bochco drama "Brooklyn South," the producers have added Richard T. Jones to the cast, sources said. He'll play…
Spain's second digital platform, Via Digital, has signed up Michael J. Solomon, former prexy of Warner Bros. Intl. Television, to acquire and package big U.S. feature films for its upcoming movie…
Cable News Network is close to naming longtime ABC News producer Rick Kaplan to a new No. 2 post at the cable-news web.
ABC confirmed Monday that, along with partner Robert Greenwald Prods., it has acquired the rights to the critically acclaimed book "Our Guys: The Glen Ridge Rape and the Secret Life of the Perfect…
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…
Bunim/Murray Prods. has acquired the domestic rights to "Wanted," an off-the-beaten-path U.K. series that's part gameshow, part scavenger hunt and part suspense thriller.
Fox Sports West 2, the spinoff regional sports channel that has finally landed carriage on a majority of local cable systems after months of struggle, is hoping to lock up deals in the next several…