Disney prexy Rich Frank has scheduled visits to the Federal Communications Commission today to lobby for a relaxation of the primetime access rule. Sources said Frank will meet with Reed Hundt, the…
James Burke resurrects a teasing docu that relates incidents or ideas to objects by circuitous, sometimes tenuous, routes. Burke's wit sometimes strains, but the program is informative and often…
Cable News Network faces trial July 11 on a contempt charge that it knowingly disobeyed a judge's 1990 order not to broadcast tape recordings of Manuel Noriega's jailhouse phone conversations.
Paramount, a studio always on the lookout for franchise opportunities, has found one, paying a mid-six against low-seven figure sum for James Patterson's novel "Kiss the Girls."
Producer Martin Ransohoff will make his first foray into longform television with a six-hour miniseries chronicling the life ofWinston Churchill that's in development at CBS. The project will be…
Cable TV operators who've grown weary of rate regulation have more reason to gripe today: the FCC late Wednesday unveiled more than 200 extra pages of rules designed to ensure that cablers meet the…
King World's syndication leader "Wheel of Fortune" held firm during the February sweeps but experienced slight erosion in key demographic groups, according to a Petry Television analysis of the…
Jones Intercable, Bell Canada Intl. and Cable & Wireless Plc are consolidating their cable television and telephone operations in the United Kingdom.
Mark Harrington has been selected to drive CBS down the information superhighway. A veteran of the Eye web's sports and news division, Harrington was named to the new slot of senior vice president…
"Robocop: The Series" burst its way into the Nielsen national syndication rankings during the week ended March 20 with an arresting ratings performance.
New York-based Thirteen/WNET has received an $ 800,000 challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to produce a national documentary series on the American theater.