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Trey Callaway and Michael Katleman have signed on as exec producers of Tim Burton's upcoming drama skein "Lost in Oz" from Columbia TriStar TV Distribution.
LMN (Lifetime Movie Network), the 1-year-old spawn of Lifetime, has landed a digital-carriage deal with Cox Communications, one of the five largest multi-system cable operators in the U.S.
Major League Baseball's top stars are going to bat for a new animated kidvid series from Marc Platt Prods. and Hearst Entertainment.
E! has greenlit production on its first two fiction ventures, a made-for-TV movie called "Best Actress" and a half-hour series titled "Hollywood Off-Ramp."
After six months of making the threat, Fox finally ankled the National Assn. of Broadcasters on Monday out of frustration with the trade org's support for regulations limiting the number of stations…
Germany's leading independent theatrical distributor Kinowelt Medien is expanding into the television production sector, acquiring the Leipzig-based production house Drefa Monday.
CNN's Headline News will unveil its new look (Daily Variety, Oct. 20, 1998) June 15, the cabler announced Monday.
Shaping up to be a shoo-in for some Emmy recognition, ABC's "The Practice" -- after racking up five Television Critics Assn. nods -- has also snagged six noms from the Viewers for Quality Television.
Ad-supported cable networks are going bananas with a massive volume of first-run series this summer, prompting cable's research arm to forecast that cable will add more than 2 million homes to its…
Wink Communications has inked a multiyear, multimillion-dollar deal with Thomson Consumer Electronics to integrate Wink's interactive TV services in satcaster DirecTV's receivers beginning this fall.
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