David Flint, a prominent critic of Oz's media ownership laws, has been appointed chairman of federal communications law enforcement agency the Australian Broadcasting Authority .
Cable TV has finally taken off in Spain. The Development Ministry this week awarded the country's first cable TV franchises to Cable i Televisio de Catalunya (CTC), a consortium led by cable operator…
In their first joint public appearance Wednesday, ABC Entertainment president Jamie Tarses and newly installed chairman Stu Bloomberg tried to convince a skeptical crowd that they plan to work as…
The second annual Phlemmy Awards, an American Lung Assn.-sponsored fete, will pay dubious tribute to six Primetime Emmy nominees for airing episodes that glamorize tobacco use. Six other shows will…
Members of the House and Senate Commerce Committees are expected to sign off on a budget plan today that will allow broadcasters to borrow billions of dollars worth of spectrum for free with a…
“Ask Mr. Traffic” (produced in Los Angeles) Featuring Kenny Morse, this call-in show covers the rules of the road, as the host answers questions about driving and brings viewers up to speed on local…
Giampaolo Sodano, former Sacis president and current director of Mediaset's leading channel Canale 5, was appointed president of the Sorrento Intl. Meetings fest (Incontri Internazionali di Sorrento).
Lou Dobbs, the chief business executive and on-air analyst for CNN and the exec in charge of the spinoff financial news network CNNfn, told his staff Wednesday he plans to remain with the web…
Toward the end of 1997, TV viewers around the world will be introduced to "Super Kid," an animated, pint-sized hero who battles evil with five equally combative friends.
French efforts to bring Gallic culture to the Arab world suffered a setback this month when millions of Middle East viewers, expecting to tune into Canal France Intl.'s Saturday-afternoon educational…
After bottoming out during the week of the July 4th holiday, ratings for many syndie strips rallied in the week ending July 13, which overlapped the start of the July sweep.