May 24, 2012 |
The legal battle between Dish Communications and the broadcast networks over the satellite broadcaster's new feature that makes it easier for its subscribers to skip commercials may be the biggest issue between the two sides -- but it isn't the only one. In an interview, David Shull, Dish's senior vice president of programming, expressed frustration over the networks' growing willingness to offer their content on digital platforms such as Hulu...
June 20, 2013 |
Miniseries such as "Top of the Lake" and "The Bible," both expected to figure in the race for Emmys, are in the vanguard of the remarkable resurgence of a format that, until recently, the industry had all but abandoned. So much long-form programming is now in the pipeline that in April, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences restored supporting acting categories for movies and miniseries, reversing an earlier decision to collapse the acting categories in response to a decline in production.
January 12, 1987 |
Soviet state television, currently trying to expand its programming, started broadcasting news for the deaf Sunday.
November 3, 1986
Dayna Kalins has been promoted to the newly created position of senior vice president-drama development and current drama programming for the television production division of 20th Century Fox Film Corp. In addition, Michael Klein has been named senior vice president-comedy development and current comedy programming for the division.
May 13, 2013 |
NEW YORK -- In a time long removed from Michael Scott and must-see TV, NBC is hoping Michael J. Fox and Sean Hayes can help fill its Thursday night comedy void. The network on Monday unveiled its programming for the year ahead during its annual upfront presentation at Radio City Music Hall, starting with an overhaul of its once-vaunted Thursday night comedy bloc, coupled with several genre-tinged dramas and an emphasis of nonscripted programming such as sports and late-night talk.
June 19, 2013 |
The Los Angeles Philharmonic and the L.A. Chamber Orchestra were among the 18 classical-music ensembles honored this week at the annual awards presented by the League of American Orchestras and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). But neither orchestra received the top prizes, which went to the Albany Symphony Orchestra for its commitment to American music, and the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra for innovative programming. The prizes were handed out at the annual shindig of American orchestras, which is being held in St. Louis.
October 31, 1998
I was suspicious of the Fox Family Channel's announcement that it will be launching two companion networks, the Boyz Channel and the Girlz Channel, "slated to carry gender-specific programming for 2- to 14-year-olds" (Morning Report, Oct. 28). What, pray tell, is "gender-specific programming"? We'll wait and see, but I'm concerned that this approach only serves to reinforce to young people sex-role stereotypes that breed sexism and homophobia in adulthood. What exactly is "boys' programming"?
January 5, 1990
Margaret Loesch has been named president of Fox Childrens Network, Los Angeles. She previously was president and chief executive of Marvel Productions. The Fox Childrens Network is a cooperative venture of Fox affiliates to supply childrens programming beginning in September.
September 2, 1993 |
ABC, responding to concerns from stations across the country that the network's new Saturday morning cartoon "Tales From the Cryptkeeper" might be too scary for young children, has decided to replace the rotting, cackling corpse puppet who was going to introduce the show with a milder, animated version in striped pajamas and fuzzy bunny slippers.