Adding a twist to the trend of broadcasters merging with or creating their own programming and production ventures, Ellis Communications has acquired Raycom Inc., the nation's largest indie producer…
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…
Paramount and Chris-Craft have added WTOG-TV in the nation's 15th-largest market of Tampa, Fla., to their roster of fifth network affiliates.
KNBC-TV's longtime entertainment critic David Sheehan has made his long-rumored departure from the Peacock O&O, sources say.
Further rollbacks in cable TV rates will threaten cable's ability to deliver information superhighway technologies to consumers, the National Cable Television Assn. claimed Thursday.
A screenwriter’s claim that his script about a boy who invents a people-shrinking formula was pirated for the movie “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” was rejected Thursday by a federal appeals court. The…
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.
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…
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…
Flextech PLC, British arm of U.S. cable giant Tele-Communications Inc., took a 20% stake in broadcaster HTV Group PLC Thursday , in a deal that brings a new twist to the ownership upheaval under way…
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…