Israel (Izzy) Asper, who built CanWest Global Communications Corp. into Canada's biggest broadcaster, has turned over the job of running it to long-time executive Peter Viner.
The Spice Network --- facing big revenue losses because of a federal law that in effect blocks out adult channels on cable systems from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. --- has created an even more explicit channel…
Kim Rozenfeld is ankling Columbia TriStar TV to take the No. 2 comedy development job at ABC, sources said.
If the background of the company's first hire is any indication, news and how-to programs aimed at kids are on the drawing board at Bryant Gumbel's new production venture with Eyemark Entertainment.
China Entertainment Television has named Gerry Tymon, a 25-year veteran of Canadian broadcasting and advertising, to the newly created position of chief operating officer of CETV Family Channel.
New Zealand's TV3 is the first overseas broadcaster to snap up the new Roseanne talker. Program director Gary Brown confirmed the web has bought several years of the series, which he plans to use to…
Twentieth Century Fox has inked a deal with Vivica A. Fox to develop a sitcom for midseason, sources say.
Several seasons ago, they squared off in a bitter battle as competing operating-room dramas. Now, NBC's "ER" and CBS' "Chicago Hope" are in a new game of one-upsmanship: seeing which can come up with…
Fuji Television Network will go public Aug. 8 when its stock is listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, officials at the exchange announced Friday.
The honeymoon's over for Mark Canter, who is switching hats to become executive producer of Columbia TriStar's syndie strip "The Dating Game" after spending the past season as exec producer of its…
Viacom and Seagram filed legal memorandums Friday criticizing each other's plans to dispose of their jointly owned cable services, the USA Network and Sci-Fi Channel.