As part of its attempt to deregulate the telecommunication and broadcasting industries, the Japanese Ministry of Posts & Telecommunications on Dec. 7 abolished a rule restricting cable operators to…
Disney has sold NBC on a series for the spring starring Gaby Hoffman, the 11-year-old girl prominently featured in the movies "Sleepless in Seattle" and "This Is My Life."
Though it looked like a dopey idea in the beginning, "Herman's Head" has developed into a sharp, funny exploration of a universal condition -- what goes on in our minds. Besides the above-average…
London Weekend TV, scrambling to defend itself against the hostile takeover bid launched last week by Granada Group, is discussing a possible merger with fellow ITV station Yorkshire-Tyne Tees TV, it…
ABC, forced to scrub plans to add Canadian talkshow "Shirley" to its daytime schedule last spring because of the negative affiliate reaction, may face similar reluctance to its latest replacement…
ABC has snapped CBS' three-week primetime Nielsen winning streak, taking the Dec. 6-12 period with a combination of football, Barbara Walters and Christmas films.
The Malaysian information minister, Mohamed Rahmat, has slapped a ban on all Australian radio and television programs as well as any advertising for Aussie companies. The ban comes on the eve of…
Keeping with its pledge to provide more original programming throughout the year, Fox Broadcasting Co. has gone beyond the traditional 22-episode mark with its new series "The Adventures of Brisco…
NBC has confirmed plans to shuffle its Tuesday lineup and to give the Emmy-winning drama "Homicide: Life on the Street" a four-week run to see if it can carry "L.A. Law's" ratings caseload, both…
Promark TV Syndication is rolling out a firstrun relationship/gameshow project for April titled "Here Comes the Bride," with Lyle Waggoner and his wife , Sharon, hosting from Las Vegas.
The 5 1/2-hour vintage "I Love Lucy" marathon on KTTV Friday out-performed that day's "Addams Family Marathon" on KCAL-TV as well as the "Twilight Zone" Thanksgiving feast on KTLA.