James Cameron's "Titanic" continued to solidify its hold on the mass American audience, racking up a humongous 18.3 rating in HBO homes during its premiere pay TV run on HBO Saturday.
FROM MIP TVJust one day after canceling its long-running soap "Another World," NBC used the Mip TV trade show in Cannes to unveil its replacement, "Passions," to the international market.
Michael McKean, who played Lenny on "Laverne & Shirley," has been cast as the lead in the NBC drama pilot "Masters of Horror & Suspense" from the Jim Henson Co.
South Africa's audio-video regulatory authority, the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA), has ruled that television programs depicting excessive violence, especially against women, may not be…
With the updated "Scared Straight! 20 Years Later" set to preem Thursday on UPN, Arnold Shapiro Prods. is at work on a new installment of the Oscar-winning 1978 docu, "Scared Straight! '99," to bow…
FROM MIP TVVowing to double its revenues from foreign program sales to $45 million over the next three years, newly reinvigorated Channel Four Intl. sailed into Mip with a series of agreements inked…
ESPN, accused of soaking cable operators for large license fees, has decided to give back some ad time.
FROM MIP TVIt's happy days for the Munich-based Kirch Group. Recent weeks have seen new partners come on board and full control of the German pay TV market achieved, so the annual Kirch Mip TV do…
PBS' "The Electric Company" will return to national TV for the first time in 20 years when cabler TV Land runs the kids series on April 26 in primetime. The one-night stunt is designed to promote TV…
The U.K. and the U.S. once again lead the nominations race for the annual Banff Rockie Awards, with 22 and 18 noms, respectively.
Using the latest camera and exploration technology, Oz producer-distrib Beyond Prods. is teaming with Quest Australia Prods. and wildlife docu cabler Animal Planet U.S. to produce "The Quest," a five…