A digital transmission system designed by Zenith has been selected by the high-definition TV "grand alliance" as the technology to be employed in all HDTV sets for the U.S.
Miramax has postponed until March 11 the release of “You So Crazy” pending appeal of the Martin Lawrence comedy concert pic’s NC-17 rating. Film was to have opened Feb. 25, but the ratings board…
Ivan Reitman and his Northern Lights Entertainment shingle are making their first primetime pilot, "First Gentleman." The potential one-hour series is for CBS.
Stone Stanley Prods. has inked 40-episode deals with cable networks Nickelodeon and ESPN that will bring the indie production company's weekly TV production slate to 13 hours.
"Front Page," Fox's first foray into primetime news programming, will be heading to Gotham come June. Executive producer David Corvo briefed his staff late Tuesday afternoon, informing them that…
Richard M. Heller has been named president of television at Lee Rich Prods., the TV and feature film production company.
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Trials for the U.K.'s first video-on-demand service are to start next month. British Telecom, the telecommunications giant, confirmed Wednesday that the experiment, involving up to 100 homes, will…
NBC confirmed its intent to renew the acclaimed drama "Homicide: Life on the Street" for next season (Daily Variety, Feb. 14), assuming it can complete negotiations with companies holding rights to…
King World's "Oprah Winfrey Show" and Paramount's "Maury Povich Show" stood out as the big syndicated winners in the week corresponding to the first few days of the February sweeps.
Frank Sinatra will make a rare television appearance on the Grammy Awards telecast next month to be presented with the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences Legend Award.