Young Broadcasting's KCAL has inked a new seven-year pact for the local TV broadcast rights to the Los Angeles Lakers that is worth an estimated $140 million to the NBA franchise over the life of the…
The syndie biz is settling into its annual June swoon. TV tradition has been that when the weather starts to sizzle, ratings for most major skeins start to fizzle, and this year is no exception…
Former "Good Morning America" co-host Joan Lunden is said to be close to inking a syndie TV deal with Warner Bros.' Telepictures Prods.
Hot bods and kidvid fare on USA Broadcasting's upstart indie TV station WAMI Miami are getting noticed by the locals.
KNBC was the only one of L.A.'s Big Four O&Os to post demographic ratings gains in primetime during the May sweep, according to Nielsen's just-released demo ratings report.
Lloyd Scott has been named veepee of programming for Universal Studios Networks, which manages U's growing roster of international networks.
Blurb-meisters are gathering in Toronto this week for Promax, the TV industry's annual marketing confab.
Tim Duncan is stepping down as executive director of the Advertiser Syndicated Television Assn. as of July 1. The industry org is expected to name a replacement within the next few weeks.
In landing Oscar winner Sidney Poitier for the lead in her ABC telefilm "David & Lisa," Oprah Winfrey said she has reached "one of those full-circle moments."
"The Magic Hour" grappled with interference from hockey and basketball championship games in its first four days on the air last week.
"The Live Show" is dead. KTLA will yank its 11 a.m. talkshow, co-hosted by Sam Rubin and Stephanie Edwards, as of July 3. Hour-long strip, which bowed Jan. 2, averaged a mere 0.5 household rating and…