Black Entertainment Television's ex-chief financial officer has been handed a 30-month prison term after pleading guilty in January to fraud charges.
DirecTv Inc., the GM Hughes Electronics-owned direct broadcast satellite programming service has inked a pay-per-view distribution agreement with Warner Bros. pay TV.
Peter Hughes has been named exec VP for MCA TV Intl. He joined MCA in 1978 as general manager of MCA TV Canada and was appointed VP of marketing in 1988.
NBC will letterbox four musical numbers from "The Sound of Music" when it rebroadcasts the movie this Sunday, marking the first time a network has done so televising a feature.
A select group will get a bigscreen look at Michael Apted's new pic "China: Moving the Mountain" next week before it airs in a shortened, customized version on ABC's "Turning Point" in June.
The crafts unions and the producers squared off at their quarterly meeting in Palm Springs Wednesday over the contentious contract issue of pilots vs. movies of the week, sources said. The two…
The National Cable Television Assn. has come out swinging against broadcast industry efforts to use the transition to high-definition TV as a vehicle for becoming multichannel data providers.
Boosted by "Arsenio Hall's" departure, Columbia TriStar TV Distribution has ordered 90 episodes -- 18 weeks -- of its latenight half-hour comedy strip "The Newz" from Production Services Intl., a…
Time Warner, Sony Pictures Entertainment, HBO, Ole Communications and the Latin American media company TVA are teaming for HBO Brasil, a pay TV premium service launching July 1. HBO Brasil will be…
"NewsOne," ABC's affiliate and international news service, will expand to a 24-hour news, sports and features service Monday. The new round-the-clock channel will help ABC expand its cooperative…