The Consumer Federation of America is urging the FCC to roll back cable TV rates an extra 20% and crack down on cablers who evaded rate regulation by retiering service and emphasizing a la carte…
Score one for NBC. KRON-TV San Francisco dropped its plan to preempt NBC's "Late Night With Conan O'Brien" in favor of MCA's syndicated strip "Last Call."
After more than a year of negotiations, reps from several major studios and the state fire marshal's film task force have agreed to modify fire safety regulations on sound stages, warehouses and film…
As of Tuesday, Paramount's fifth network reached 41.1% of the country, according to the September 1993 Nielsen U.S. TV Households estimates. The figure was wrong in a story Wednesday. However, the…
Pierre DesRoches has unexpectedly resigned as executive director of Telefilm Canada, the country's most influential film and TV funder. DesRoches, who has helmed Montreal-based Telefilm for the past…
Broadcasters are urging the House telecommunications subcommittee to include a broadcast industry "wish list" in information superhighway legislation that will be voted on next week.
France's first pay-per-view service will be launched in May, according to a Feb. 17 statement from major cable operators Lyonnaise des Eaux and France Telecom.
AIDS has claimed the life of Randy Shilts, the author and reporter who wrote the preeminent chronicle of the disease, "And the Band Played On: People, Politics and the AIDS Epidemic," recently made…
In what's shaping up as a potential collision on the information superhighway between Hollywood and the Baby Bells, the MPAA is calling for tougher rules ensuring that telephone company entry into…
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has selected its annual College Television Awards winners, with a total $ 16,100 to be presented at ceremonies in Beverly Hills March 13.