MTV has decided to launch MTV Japan on Thursday at 10 p.m. following a brief preview, the company said yesterday.
Not surprisingly, Hispanic broadcaster Univision grabbed nine of the 10 highest-rated programs among Hispanic households, according to statistics from the first Nielsen Media Research national…
IN THE WORLD OF NETWORK TELEVISION, those who don't study history aren't necessarily doomed to failure, but since most things on TV fail, executives try to hedge their bets and study it anyway.
The year-end advertising revenue outlook for the Los Angeles television market remains weak, with some stations expecting a decrease from last year's meager levels while others look forward to only a…
NBC has set dates for longform programming and specials through the February sweeps, including a first-ever prime time berth for the NBA All-Star Game and the four-hour miniseries "The Ninja Murders."
Facing a declining sports rights marketplace and a desire to get more exposure for the sport, the leaders of IndyCar racing have put together a package of time buys and straight rights fees that will…
Currently in postproduction, Damaged Californians' "Below Thirty/Above 10,000 " is attracting the interest of a number of distributors, largely on the basis of the small production company's recent…
Twentieth TV yesterday confirmed that producer-director Steve Binder has been named exec producer of Twentieth TV's "The Chevy Chase Show," which is set to bow on Fox Broadcasting Co. in September.
HBO Pictures has scored a minor coup with Steve Martin joining the ensemble cast of its movie adaptation of Randy Shilts' "And the Band Played On," a movie about the early days of the AIDS crisis.
The on-again, off-again TV career of basketball great Earvin (Magic) Johnson is on again. He will join NBC Sports on nine regular NBA telecasts this season and the playoffs, starting with a Christmas…
The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation/Los Angeles is seeking an apology from Fox Broacasting Co. regarding a "In Living Color" skit about gays in the military.