Walt Disney Co. ’s ABC, running last this season in the viewers marketers target, is unable to renew its most-popular drama “Desperate Housewives” because of pay demands by three stars, people familiar with the situation said.
Walt Disney Co.’s ABC broadcast network, flirting with NBC for last place in the young-adult audience advertisers target, is adding 10 new shows next season after “Desperate Housewives” ended its eight-season run.
News Corp. ’s decision to keep Fox programs off Cablevision System Corp. shows media companies may be gaining the upper hand in extracting fees from cable and satellite companies for content that used to be free.
Mercedes-Benz and Audi plan to double their U.S. diesel offerings to attract American luxury buyers ranging from superstar Cher to military man Tom Brown as the technology shakes off its soot-sullied past.
Walt Disney Co. reached a long-term agreement with Time Warner Cable Inc. that keeps ESPN’s football games and ABC’s comedy “Modern Family” on the air for the cable operator’s almost 13 million video customers.