March 25, 2003
"Chicago" on TV: NBC has acquired broadcast rights to Oscar winner "Chicago" for the film to run on both the network and its Bravo channel. The film will be available to NBC in 2005 after its run on pay cable.
March 4, 1997
Jodie Foster and Ossie Davis are the honorary chairs of the 12th annual Independent Spirit Awards, taking place March 22 at a tent on the beach in Santa Monica. This year's awards, which will be broadcast the same night on cable's Independent Film Channel, are hosted by actor Samuel L. Jackson with a keynote speech by director Mike Leigh.
March 23, 1998
Before: You can watch the arrivals beginning at 4 p.m. on KTLA-TV Channel 5, KABC-TV Channel 7, cable's E! Entertainment Television and VH1. The Big Show: The actual telecast begins at 6 p.m. on ABC (Channel 7). During: When there are commercial breaks during the Oscars, the Bravo channel will show highlights of the Independent Spirit Awards that were handed out Saturday for 1997's best non-studio films.
March 5, 2008
'Quarterlife': A front-page Inside Today's Times item on Patrick Goldstein's "Big Picture" column in Tuesday's Calendar section incorrectly referred to the "demise of the Web drama 'Quarterlife.' " Although it was dropped from NBC's lineup, new episodes of the series are still shown on the Web, and they also will be broadcast on the Bravo television channel.
March 21, 1999 |
Walt Disney Co.'s Michael Eisner doesn't have one. Neither does Sumner Redstone, the chairman and chief executive of Viacom Inc. But Barry Diller does. And in naming a forceful executive with visionary tendencies as his No. 2 at USA Networks Inc., Diller is winning applause from management experts for taking an initiative that many other media moguls have not--leaving their entertainment companies vulnerable at the top.
July 30, 2004 |
NBC Universal signed its first major pay-TV distribution deal since completing the $14-billion merger this spring of the broadcast giant with the Hollywood studio, theme park and cable programming company. News Corp.'s DirecTV satellite unit has agreed to continue carrying USA Network and the Sci Fi channel, while also getting the rights to carry the Bravo channel and NBC's Summer Olympics programming in high-definition.