USA Networks entertainment prexy Rod Perth, who has been rumored as a leading candidate to replace Lucie Salhany heading up the United Paramount Network, has instead re-upped with USA in a multiyear…
Israel (Izzy) Asper, who built CanWest Global Communications Corp. into Canada's biggest broadcaster, has turned over the job of running it to long-time executive Peter Viner.
The Spice Network --- facing big revenue losses because of a federal law that in effect blocks out adult channels on cable systems from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. --- has created an even more explicit channel…
In the biggest TV affiliate switch since Fox snagged the New World stations in 1994, the WB TV Network has agreed to pay the Sinclair Broadcast Group $84 million over 10 years for converting five of…
Christy Kwon has been promoted to director of specials, primetime series and latenight for NBC Entertainment.
TBS Superstation prexy Bill Burke said Monday that his cable network plans to make "a competitive bid" to snare the firstrun rights to "Friends" away from NBC when the Peacock web's licensing deal…
Will Tracey Ullman take on syndication? Sources say the British sketch comedy maven has had conversations with execs at Eyemark Entertainment about a possible syndie variety show for fall 1998.
Channel V, Star TV's music channel, has launched a new 24-hour service in Japan. Known as Channel V Intl., it is broadcast through the Japanese digital platform PerfecTV.
In a unique example of some Viacom corporate synergy, MTV will air a same-day simulcast this weekend of the new Showtime dramatic anthology series from brothers Tony and Ridley Scott, "The Hunger."
Will Pat Bullard become the new matchmaker/referee on "Love Connection"? He will if Warner Bros.' syndie arm decides to go forward with a revival of "Love Connection," which wrapped its original…
The Big Three networks were given final approval Friday from the FCC to preempt, on a limited basis, educational children's television programming for live sports events.