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.
The FX Channel will take an animated bow this July, launching "The Dick and Paula Celebrity Special" from Tom Snyder Prods.
By piggybacking the plotting from sci-fi series "Babylon 5," which recently completed its run, the premiere episode of spinoff "Crusade" offers the sort of complex narrative clutter of a solid…
Not enough Rosie has left this year's Tony Awards with a thorn in its side. After impressive Nielsen results over the past two years with comedienne/talkshow host Rosie O'Donnell handling emcee…
Mexican TV personality Francisco "Paco" Stanley was murdered Monday in Mexico City in a brazen midday attack.