NBCU Plans New Horror, Crime Channels
- NBCU Eyes Horror, Crime Nets. Moss, Linda // Multichannel News;4/25/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 17, p4
Reports on the plans of NBC Universal Cable to launch horror- and crime-themed television networks in the U.S. Remarks from company president David Zaslav regarding the plans of the company; Inception of the choice of television network concept by the company; Deal that might be beneficial to...
- Crime spree on network news. McClellan, Steve // Broadcasting & Cable;08/18/97, Vol. 127 Issue 34, p28
Focuses on the results of a study showing the increase in crime stories in news programs in the United States from 1990 to 1996. Impact of the O.J. Simpson murder trial; Year in which the crime stories peaked; Number of crime stories featured in major news programs in the United States from 1990...
- Studios on Trail of Syndie 'Intent'. Pursell, Chris // Television Week;2/5/2007, Vol. 26 Issue 6, p8
The article reports on the debut of the television program "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" in syndication in fall 2007. The launch of the program as a weekday show in syndication marks the first off-network crime drama to be sold to local broadcasters on a weekday basis in more than a decade....
- Should the coverage fit the crime? Holley, Joe // Columbia Journalism Review;May/Jun96, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p27
Focuses on the television news coverage of crime in Austin, Texas. Crime and violence in local news; K-EYE's yen for mayhem; KVUE's crime-coverage experiment; Views of police authorities about sensationalized crime reporting.
- Fangoria TV Looks to Sink Fangs Into Carriage. Umstead, R. Thomas // Multichannel News;4/18/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 16, p18
Reports on the original programming targeted for subscription video on demand distribution launched by Fangoria TV as of April 2005. Plan of the network according to Fangoria TV President Thomas DeFeo; Examples of horror-themed television programs featured by the network; Factor that will help...
- New Dominion Looks to Book Crime Series on Sci Fi, CBS. Figler, Andrea // Cable World (10427228);11/4/2002, Vol. 14 Issue 41, p14
Reports on the creation of crime shows by New Dominion Pictures for cable and broadcast television in November 2002. Background on the plot of the crime shows being developed; Reason for developing crime shows.
- Canadian Imports Clear 70% of the U.S. Benson, Jim // Broadcasting & Cable;3/6/2006, Vol. 136 Issue 10, p27
Reports that Program Partners' Crime Watch block has been cleared for fall 2006 in TV stations in the U.S. Examples of Canadian procedural drama imports; Success of Program Partners in importing the Canadian series "Da Vinci's Inquest."
- What I Want to See. Berman, Marc // MediaWeek;9/18/2006, Vol. 16 Issue 33, p30
The author details some of the things that he would like to see and not see in the new season of television broadcasting in the U.S. He wants to see a new sitcom to succeed. He wants to see the end of forensic crime-solving dramas allowing scripted dramas like the family-oriented Friday Night...
- HORROR, EDGIER FARE IN DRAMA PIPELINE. Lisotta, Christopher // Television Week;2/7/2005, Vol. 24 Issue 6, p22
Deals with drama programs to be launched by television broadcast networks in the U.S. Horror show developed by WB; Response of television networks to drama series with complicated characters; Overview of the hospital dramas being developed by CBS, NBC and Fox.