Thursday, August 22, 2019

$EACREST $IGNS DEAL WITH NBC

April 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

All in one week for Ryan Seacrest: a $30-million contract to remain as host of Fox’s American Idol for the next two years; a nearly debilitating case of the flu (or some other ailment that nearly knocked him off Idol for the first time); and now a multifaceted contract with Comcast and NBC that will […]

E! SHINES LIGHT ON SHEEN

February 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

E! Entertainment Channel is planning to broadcast a documentary tonight about the frenetic life of Two and a Half Men co-star Charlie Sheen. Production of the television show, television’s most lucrative sitcom, has been suspended while Sheen undergoes intensive rehab. On Wednesday the gossip website TMZ reported that Sheen had offered to cover 1/3 of […]

OWNERSHIP OF BRITAIN’S CHANNEL 5 RETURNS TO BRITAIN

July 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

British publisher Richard Desmond has bought Channel 5, the U.K. terrestrial television network, from Bertelsman’s Luxembourg-based RTL Group for $161 million. Desmond, who owns the London Daily Express, OK! magazine, and the Television X adult channel, is expected to encounter little opposition from regulators in completing the sale. Although Channel 5 broadcasts such hit American […]