London-based ITN is teaming up with three major PBS outlets --including Gotham's WNET -- to launch a nightly newscast targeted at American audiences.
With competition looming for its lock on TV ratings research, Nielsen Media Research signed ABC and CBS to new four-year contracts, Nielsen said Wednesday.
The Playboy Channel is riding herd on its most successful promotional campaign ever: A record 15 million cable subscribers or satellite-dish owners will get access to a free night of the network's…
To help fill the holes in their schedules created by the NBA lockout, the Fox Sports Net regional sports channels have cut a deal to televise five baseball games from the Major League-Japan All-Star…
Former "Melrose Place" executive producer Frank South has taken over as executive producer of the WB netlet drama "Hyperion Bay."
Once burned, but not too shy Just as Touchstone TV last week was facing up to the fact that it had been duped into signing a six-figure deal with 32-year-old writer/actress Riley Weston — who had…
The European Commission came under fire Tuesday for suggesting state television may be getting too much public money and wasting it on buying costly broadcast rights to sporting events and talk shows.
In a move to strengthen its feature film offerings, News Corp.'s Star TV has bought the first-run pay TV rights to Disney movies in Asia.
The Eye web has another femme-skewing winner for its Sunday night telepic power slot. "Beauty," a contemporized version of the familiar tale "Beauty and the Beast" throws out enough romance and spunk…
Early season optimism is in short supply after four weeks of the fall primetime season, with NBC dominating Oct. 12-18 results despite big falloffs vs. last year, and every other broadcast net except…
ABC and PBS have jumped to an early lead when it comes to putting HDTV programming lineups in place for next month's digital unveiling -- an event broadcasters hail as the most dramatic improvement…