Interim FCC chairman James Quello said Thursday Congress should give his agency authority to regulate TV violence if the entertainment industry doesn't clean up its act on its own.
Cablevision Systems Corp. said it is offering broadcasters in certain major markets a free channel and a package of free advertising time worth $ 1 million to promote the channel.
STER, the ad house for the Dutch pubcasters, has predicted a 50% slide in national advertising growth for 1993. Revenues will rise by only 5% to 7% this year, compared with 18% in 1992 (to a total of…
Tele-Communications Inc., the nation's largest cable system operator, said Thursday that more than half the television stations on its systems have decided against seeking retransmission fees.
In an increasingly crowded field, syndicators emphasized to station promotion exex at the Promax convention Monday that they were looking for ways to break through the clutter.
Prosecutors said Thursday they will not file sexual assault charges against actor Mario Lopez, who appears in the NBC-TV teen comedy "Saved by the Bell," because of a lack of evidence.
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, the American Assn. of Retired Persons and various guilds will co-sponsor a daylong conference Sept. 11 on the problems of aging as they relate to the media…
Troy Roberts has been named co-anchor on the CBS overnight news broadcast "Up to the Minute," replacing Russ Mitchell, who has become a correspondent on the newsmagazine "Eye to Eye With Connie…
Broadcasters were hit with a double whammy Thursday when the Senate passed a bill requiring deep discounts in ad rates charged for political commercials and attached a measure that reinstates the…
Adam Resnick, a veteran writer from "Late Night With David Letterman," recently ankled his Creative Artists Agency representation for a pact with United Talent Agency, sources said Thursday.
In a move that had been expected (Daily Variety, June 14), Group W Prods. and entertainer Vicki Lawrence have resolved their differences and agreed to go ahead with a second season of the syndicated…