Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019

Two weeks into the season, two different winners have been crowned in a tight battle for primetime supremacy among the television networks.

Fox took first place last week in the Nielsen company’s rankings, buoyed by its Thursday night NFL game between the L.A. Rams and Seattle. Late-...

Wednesday, Jul. 31, 2019

The country's biggest TV networks — ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox — have sued Locast, a streaming service that transmits their broadcasts for free, in federal court in New York.

The companies said in the suit, filed Wednesday, that Locast is violating their copyrights and asked for its service to...

Tuesday, Jul. 9, 2019

Former Hollywood executive Harris Katleman has an eclectic, five-decade track record that could only be the result of skill, moxie and luck.

He championed the Oscar-winning film adaptation of the WWII novel "From Here to Eternity," made the impresarios behind "The Price is Right"...

Monday, May. 13, 2019

"Empire" will return for its final season this fall on Fox — with Jussie Smollett a question mark — and should count itself lucky.

Fox, the lowest-rated network among the big four broadcasters, is hitting the reset button for the 2019-20 season by canceling eight shows and adding 10 new...

Wednesday, Mar. 20, 2019

Disney has closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox's entertainment business, putting "Cinderella," ''The Simpsons," ''Star Wars" and "Dr. Strange" under one corporate roof.

The deal is likely to shake up the media landscape. Among other things, it paves the way for Disney to launch its...

Tuesday, Mar. 19, 2019

The Fox Studio backlot, first built in 1926 on a Culver City ranch in Los Angeles, was enormous. Before much of it was sold off in the 1960s, it was four times the size of its current, and still huge, 53 acres.

Shirley Temple's bungalow still sits on the lot, as does the piano where John...

Saturday, Sep. 22, 2018

Comcast has emerged as the top bidder for European broadcaster Sky after a rare auction held by British regulators.

After three rounds of secret bidding on Friday and Saturday, Comcast offered the higher price of 17.28 pounds ($22.58) per share for Sky, the equivalent of nearly 30 billion...

Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017

The Houston Astros may not have the drawing power of the Chicago Cubs, but Fox isn’t about to complain.

The network was blessed with a seven-game World Series for the second straight year, which is ideal for business. The Astros’ victory over the Dodgers reached an average of 28.3 million...

Monday, Mar. 21, 2016

Among the converted it was preaching to, "The Passion" must have been an uplifting treat.

For others who may have strayed across "The Passion" on their way to rival programming like "Little Big Shots" or "Once Upon a Time,"...

Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015

It's an exciting new fall season ahead on broadcast TV. We await the charming rom-com "Manhattan Love Story" ... the heart-tugging youth drama, "Red Band Society" ... and don't forget "Mulaney," an autobiographical sitcom about a promising young standup....

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