The $2 billion syndication upfront advertising sales market began to snowball Wednesday, with distribs reporting healthy, if unspectacular, rate increases over last year.
The acrimony between the Sinclair Broadcast Group and UPN shows no sign of abating.
Corporate headhunter Stephen A. Unger has ankled his post with the Spencer Stuart recruitment firm to join rival Heidrick & Struggles as partner-in-charge of its entertainment and media division.
Arnon Milchan's Regency Enterprises has acquired the worldwide TV rights to the Corel WTA Tour women's pro tennis org, beginning in January.
Syndie kidvid distrib Bohbot is jumping on TV's conspiracy-theory bandwagon, with plans to produce a new animated series titled "Roswell Conspiracies -- Aliens, Myths & Legends."
Mitchell Praver has been named senior veepee of new media for National Geographic Ventures.
Tom Bergeron has been signed as host of King World Prods.' revival of "Hollywood Squares."
Paramount Domestic TV has filled out the production staff for its upcoming syndie talkshow with Howie Mandel, set to bow June 22.
Jim Henson Television has inked a two-year, first-look kidvid development pact with the writing-producing team of Dan Angel and Billy Brown.
Not much -- that's how Jerry Springer predicts his show will change under the new non-violence mandate imposed on his racy talker by his studio bosses at Barry Diller's Studios USA.