Perry Simon, the senior exec within NBC Entertainment behind Warren Littlefield, is leaving his post as exec VP of primetime programs and entering into a non-exclusive production arrangement with the…
Showtime Networks confirmed Wednesday that it has concluded a $ 200 million-plus renewal deal with TriStar Pictures (Daily Variety, June 23) that will give the pay cable service the rights to 75…
Lancit Media Prods. is developing the Caroline B. Cooney young-adult novel "The Cheerleader" as an ABC Afterschool Special. Jeffrey Kindley will script, with Lancit's Cecily Truett, Larry Lancit and…
In what could end up as a breakthrough on the thorny issue of retransmission consent, the third largest cable operator in the U.S., Continental Cablevision, has agreed to pay the ABC- and…
The Eye Web gave a big wink to Wall Street Wednesday, reporting significantly improved second-quarter operating results. The investment community embraced the news, pushing the stock of CBS up $ 8.75…
Betsy Newman has been upped to VP of original programming forTNT, having been director in that area since joining the cable network in January 1990 from Republic Pictures.
The National Assn. of Broadcasters this week asked the FCC to issue a ruling preempting state and local laws that prevent consumers from using rooftop antennas to receive TV signals.
Jeff Margolis, who has directed the last five Academy Award telecasts, has been signed to produce and direct this year's Miss America Pageant, seeking to breathe new life into the beauty contest.
DirecTv Inc. has signed a pay-per-view agreement with Universal Pay Television, whereby U will provide current release films and events for PPV.
KNBC news reporter Phil Shuman has sued his former lawyer for mishandling his claims against the City of Beverly Hills arising from a 1984 incident in which he allegedly was assaulted by police…
Former CBS-TV prez Robert Wussler confirmed Tuesday that he is teamed with Bill Cosby in an effort to acquire NBC.