Italy's sole pay TV operation, Telepiu, controlled by France's Canal Plus, said it has reached a five-year deal with Polygram Filmed Entertainment under which Telepiu has bought exclusive pay TV…
Syndication sales veteran Sid Cohen has reupped as president of MGM Domestic TV Distribution, just as Leo gets ready to hit the syndie marketplace with a new talkshow strip for fall 1998.
National ratings for coverage of Princess Diana's funeral confirm that unprecedented numbers of U.S. viewers tuned in to the early morning memorial.
As expected, ABC prexy Preston Padden and Sinclair Broadcasting Corp. prexy David Smith have been invited to testify at the Senate Commerce Committee's Sept. 17 hearing on broadcasters' plans for the…
French pay television company Canal Plus is about to become one of the country's main cable operators by taking a majority stake in Compagnie Generale de Videocommunication (CGV).
The new-model "People's Court" and "Martha Stewart Living" got off to a good start Monday as the first wave of the season's syndie daytime crop premiered.
CBS' Eyemark Entertainment, the distributor of "Touched by an Angel" reruns, is putting the touch on cable networks, asking them to pony up $90 million for the first four years of "Angel" episodes.
E! Entertainment Television will, as previously promised, add a West Coast feed of its programming beginning Sept. 29 at midnight PDT that will enable the network to run its daily core lineup of "E…
Italy's top film producer and distributor, Vittorio Cecchi Gori, has joined forces with former RAI general director and state-owned telecom company STET president Biagio Agnes.
NBC paid huge renewal fees to hold onto "Seinfeld," justifying the payout with the promise it would get substantial increases in ad rates from Madison Avenue. In this case, the proud Peacock was…
Faced with spotty ratings and an increasingly incompatible environment for much of its original documentary programming, TBS Superstation will phase out a sizable portion of its homegrown nonfiction…