Cablevision Systems Corp. said it is offering broadcasters in certain major markets a free channel and a package of free advertising time worth $ 1 million to promote the channel.
STER, the ad house for the Dutch pubcasters, has predicted a 50% slide in national advertising growth for 1993. Revenues will rise by only 5% to 7% this year, compared with 18% in 1992 (to a total of…
Citing the difficulty in introducing series, CBS senior VP of planning and research David Poltrack said his network will now use summer premieres as a means of testing shows, which could then be…
Brandon Tartikoff continues to amass frequent-flyer miles, speaking at the BPME/Promax convention in Orlando this week before winging back to his New Orleans base to address public TV's annual…
Former "Golden Girl" Estelle Getty will return to NBC next season as a regular on "Empty Nest," the sitcom spun off from "Girls" in 1988, the network confirmed.
Paramount snapped up another TV station Wednesday. The company has inked a deal to acquire WKBD-TV in Detroit from Cox Enterprises. The station is the No. 1 independent in the market and a Fox…
Granada Group, the British TV and leisure conglomerate, saw pre-tax profits rise 28% to T68.1 million ($ 103 million) for the six months ended March 27.
In a move that had been expected (Daily Variety, June 14), Group W Prods. and entertainer Vicki Lawrence have resolved their differences and agreed to go ahead with a second season of the syndicated…
National Assn. of Broadcasters prez Eddie Fritts claims the collective clout of top cable companies is being used to dissuade TV stations from fighting for retransmission consent payments.
With the May sweeps over and thoughts turning to the sun over the Memorial Day holiday, most syndie shows looked fairly gloomy in the Nielsen national barter rankings.
Joe Davola has ankled his position as senior VP, creative development, at Fox Broadcasting Co. to return to MTV as senior VP both of development and at MTV Prods.