CBS' coverage of the Winter Olympics continued to perform below its ratings projections on Monday by earning a 15.3 rating/23 share in primetime, according to preliminary Nielsen Media Research data.
Already served by two international satcasters, Brazil may see another three players launch direct-to-home (DTH) satellite services -- one of them in partnership with U.S. provider EchoStar.
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Norway is about to get sudsed again with the latest outing by Peter Falck and Christian Wikander, two of Sweden's most successful soap creators.
Burt Reynolds will direct and star in the first of a previously reported trilogy of police thriller films for Larry Levinson Prods. that will air on TNT (Daily Variety, Dec. 19).
Fox Broadcasting Co. has ordered a half-hour put pilot from 20th Century Fox TV based on the feature film "Soul Food."
Warner Bros. TV has inked an exclusive development and production deal with writer-producer John McNamara ("Lois & Clark," "Profit"). The three-year deal, worth north of $3 million, calls for…
The Oscars telecast always provides a beguiling picture, full of glamour, triumph and laughter. This year, however, the bonhomie onstage could be sullied backstage by a caustic labor dispute…
CBS is scoring some moral victories as its primetime Winter Olympics ratings continue to lag behind recent games and CBS' guarantees to advertisers. Final Nielsens for last Thursday and preliminary…
Easter Seals is going Hollywood. The nonprofit org for the disabled is forgoing its traditional telethon this year in favor of a two-hour syndie spec, "Hollywood Salutes Easter Seals."
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