The number of subscribers to Japan's two direct-to-home satcasters topped the 2 million mark at January's end, the satcasters said Wednesday.
The British government appears to be backing down on imposing an extra TV license fee to fund the BBC's digital services, and may instead run the gauntlet for an across-the-board boost to the tax.
NBC Studios has locked up an exclusive overall deal with writer-producer Remi Aubuchon, currently a scribe on the WB drama "Jack and Jill."
Writer-director Sue Kramer has been enlisted to adapt the Kathryn Leigh Scott novel "The Bunny Years" for Touchstone Pictures and has also sold to CBS the 30-minute pilot script "Frankie."
Fox Broadcasting Co. has greenlit a 20th Century Fox Television drama pilot for an "X-Files" spinoff based on the Lone Gunmen characters seen from time to time on the skein (Daily Variety, Jan. 12.)
Tube tooners fret that with four primetime animation skeins on the air and many more on the horizon, viewers may quickly overdose on animation.
CBS News' "The Early Show" showed signs of life last week, earning its highest ratings and best household delivery since the Bryant Gumbel/Jane Clayson-hosted show premiered three months ago.
In a head-to-head battle of gameshows Wednesday night, ABC effectively played its ace, "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire," to blunt NBC's "Twenty One," dealing the Peacock gamer its worst Nielsens hand…
Hungry for a family comedy hit, NBC has given the G-rated midseason laffer "Daddio" the primo 8:30 p.m. Thursday timeslot following "Friends."
So much for pedigree. CBS' "Missing Pieces" features the Hallmark Hall of Fame stamp and a post-Oscar James Coburn, but the finished product is pretty routine stuff. Weighed down by wooden perfs and…
A white South African teenage girl learns a few things about racial tolerance when she becomes an exchange student in the home of an African American Congressman in Disney Channel's effective telepic…