Warner Bros. Friday confirmed that Tribune's Chicago flagship superstation WGN will provide its national basic cable feed for the studio's proposed fifth network (Daily Variety, Nov. 29) -- a move…
A rating point can be expensive during the November sweeps. Just ask Twentieth TV's "A Current Affair," whose reported $ 500,000 payment for an interview with the Buttafuocos netted the show a 0.4…
The telephone companies crashed the cable industry's biggest party -- and they brought the entertainment. At the best-attended annual cable show in the United States, a telephone company executive…
The Fox Children's Network has captured its first November ratings sweeps victory on Saturday morning since its September 1990 debut.
Samuel Goldwyn Television, boosting its TV sales and marketing efforts, has hired three execs.
"Little Buddha" and "Addams Family Values" were weather-beaten but unbowed in their foreign debuts.
KCBS-TV is giving up MTM's "Rescue 911" to independent station KCAL-TV, which begins airing the reality series at 6 p.m. today in place of "Empty Nest."
A chart Friday showing local November sweeps results incorrectly noted the time of KCOP’s “The Arsenio Hall Show.” The talkshow airs at 11:30 p.m., with off-net sitcom “Roseanne” earning a 3.2…
The BBC is discussing ways of drawing new revenues from interactive cable channels.
Trevor Walton and Joan Harrison have been promoted to key positions in CBS' longform division. Meanwhile, there has yet to be any official announcement onwhether John Matoian, CBS' senior VP of…
Cable pic "Love, Cheat and Steal" describes the three sides of a love/action triangle whipped up by scripter/helmer William Curran and Showtime; vidpic has trouble coming full circle in the end, but…