February 12, 1998 |
Viacom Inc. and Chris-Craft Industries Inc.'s United Paramount Network said it will air an animated prime-time TV program featuring Dilbert, the hapless hero of the comic strip that pokes fun at the corporate world. Dilbert creator Scott Adams and Larry Charles will be executive producers of the show for Columbia TriStar Television. Charles formerly produced "Seinfeld" and "Mad About You." UPN may be trying to duplicate the success News Corp.'s Fox network has had with "The Simpsons."
January 18, 2001 |
In a deal that helps assure the short-term survival of UPN, the owner of eight major TV stations has renewed its affiliation agreement with the network. Chris-Craft Industries Inc., a former boat builder, said its stations in major markets such as WWOR in New York and KCOP in Los Angeles would carry UPN through this TV season and the next one.
May 31, 2001 |
The Federal Communications Commission will take weeks to complete its review of media titan News Corp.'s bid to acquire Chris-Craft Industries Inc. to allow three new commissioners to get up to speed, the agency's chief said Wednesday. The deal lacked enough support on the previous commission to win final approval. Two Republicans, Kathleen Abernathy and Kevin Martin, and one Democrat, Michael Copps, were confirmed last week by the Senate as commissioners of the FCC, which has five seats.
October 12, 1993
Spotlight on Chris-Craft Industries Inc.: Chief Executive Herbert J. Siegel helped the company post a 12% increase in profit for fiscal 1992, with revenue increasing 17%. Commenting on the possible launch of a fifth TV network, analyst David J. Londoner of Wertheim Schroder said: "They have two unaffiliated stations, one in New York and the other in Los Angeles, plus several stations in other markets.
April 6, 2001 |
Federal regulators have told lawyers for Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. that they've temporarily stopped considering his $5.4-billion deal to acquire Chris-Craft Industries Inc. Regulators said they were waiting for more information from News Corp. about the financial condition of its New York Post.
May 31, 2000 |
EchoStar Communications Corp., the second-largest U.S. satellite-television broadcaster, failed to win new contracts from WWOR-TV in New York and stations in three other cities, leaving about 100,000 customers without those channels. WWOR, a UPN affiliate owned by Chris-Craft Industries Inc.; WTVF, a CBS affiliate in Nashville, owned by Landmark Communications Inc.; WFTC, a Clear Channel Communications Inc.