Lured by the initial success of both Paramount and Warner Bros. with their firstrun action series, MCA TV and Columbia Pictures TV Distribution are both reportedly planning major syndicated offerings…
New York-based cable programmer Graff Pay-Per-View has made its first move into the European TV market by acquiring 25% of the U.K. company Home Video Channel Ltd.
It turned out to be an unusually smooth NATPE for organizers as the 30th annual conference wrapped with a minimum of bickering at its distributors meeting yesterday, coupled with the news that…
Connie Chung's invitation to speak at a banquet here Friday was withdrawn after organizers of a boycott over Colorado's anti-gay rights amendment criticized her decision to attend.
MTM will again figure prominently in this year's 10th annual Museum of Television & Radio's Los Angeles TV festival, which will kick off March 3 with a reunion of the MTM series "St. Elsewhere" and…
Sports announcer and former major league baseball player Jay Johnstone has sued CBS, NBC and United Press Intl. for allegedly misreporting the facts of a court appearance in January 1992.
Bruce Paisner, chairman and CEO of Hearst Entertainment, told the audience at a NATPE panel yesterday that if the Federal Communications Commission abolishes the financial interest and syndication…
CBS affiliate relations prexy Tony Malara used the panel "Can the Network-Affiliate Marriage Be Saved?" as a bully pulpit to sell the network case , even turning moderator Rush Limbaugh into a…
NBC, which galloped ahead of the ratings herd with "Bonanza" from 1959 to 1973, is reportedly close to a deal with syndicator Gaylord Syndicom to acquire a new series based on the classic western.
Stations' ability to continue producing quality programming in a struggling economy has led to concerns about viewer rebellion. The question arose yesterday at a NATPE panel sesh titled "Can You…
NBC Sports executive producer Terry O'Neil said Mike Ditka's appearance on this Sunday's Super Bowl coverage does not mean the former coach will become a permanent member of the network's coverage…