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GAY MAG “THE ADVOCATE” TO LAUNCH NIGHTLY CABLE NEWSCAST

March 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The pioneering but relatively moderate gay-oriented magazine The Advocate, which in recent years has found itself on the outs (no pun intended) with more militant gay activists, plans to launch a cable and Internet news program focusing on gay events and issues, Mediaite.com reported on Monday. The program will also use content from NBC News […]

ESPN, DIRECTV, AND PANASONIC GIVE BOOST TO 3D TV

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Hoping to resolve the chicken-or-the-egg dilemma when it comes to 3D television, ESPN is teaming up with DirecTV and Panasonic to deliver at least 85 live sports events over the next year on a dedicated 3D channel, ESPN 3D. ESPN will provide the coverage; DirecTV, the primary distribution; and Panasonic, the sponsorship. Each has a […]

CNN’S RATINGS FALL DESPITE INTENSE CRISIS COVERAGE

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At a time when President Obama’s health care proposals dominated the news — and divided the nation — Fox News Channel, whose commentators led the attack on them, experienced its best quarter ever in ratings, the New York Times reported today (Tuesday). At the same time, CNN saw its rating plummet, with its primetime programming […]

“DRAGON” A DRAG ON DREAMWORKS ANIMATION

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Analysts on Monday blamed the failure of Paramount/DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon to live up to sales expectations on the relative scarcity of 3D screens and the fact that it had to share whatever 3D screens there were with Disney’s Alice in Wonderland. Dragon wound up with $43.3 million, an unexceptional figure for […]

SAG ACTIVIST STEPS DOWN FROM BOARD

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JoBeth Williams, one of the most conspicuous members of the activist faction of the Screen Actors Guild, has decided to step down from the union’s national board, a year ahead of the expiration of her current term, Nikki Finke reported on her Deadline Hollywood blog Monday. “I’ve learned several other high-profile [Membership First members] are […]

DVD RENTALS RISE; SALES DECLINE

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Home video rentals outpaced sales again during February, the research firm Centris said in a report on Monday. Centris, which calls itself a “market intelligence” company, said that 35.9 million households rented a new release during the month, versus 31.2 million that bought one. The report also noted that 18.3 million households rented a movie […]

STUDENT SPY BEING SOUGHT BY COPYRIGHT DEFENDERS

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Warner Bros. and Universal studios in the U.K. are looking to hire a tech-savvy student to work with them on hunting for online pirates, the website TorrentFreak.com reported on Monday. The website, which tracks issues related to BitTorrent websites, published a recruitment notice posted at the Manchester University student newspaper. In the job description, the […]

“LOST” — THE END IS NEAR

March 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

ABC is selling 30-second ads for the three-hour series finale of Lost on May 23 for about $900,000 each, Advertising Age reported today (Monday), citing unnamed media buyers. The figure is around four times the average $213,563 that advertisers were spending for spots on the show during the upfront market last year, according to the […]

“24” — THE END OF DAYS

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After eight “days,” time has run out for 24. Confirming widespread rumors, the producers of the Fox drama, regarded as one of the most expensive to produce (the Hollywood Reporter, citing unnamed sources, said that Fox paid its corporate sibling 20th TV $5 million per episode this season), announced that the series will air its […]

LENO EXTENDS HIS LEAD OVER LETTERMAN

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After barely edging out David Letterman for two weeks following his triumphant return as host of NBC’s The Tonight Show, Jay Leno began lengthening his lead in week three, according to Nielsen Media Research. Leno averaged 4.6 million viewers for the week ended March 21 versus 3.6 million for Letterman’s Late Show and 3.3 million […]

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