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CABLEVISION AIRS FIRST 3D SPORTS COVERAGE

March 26, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

New York’s Cablevision cable system and its MSG Network hailed Wednesday night’s 3D coverage of the NHL contest between the New York Rangers and the New York Islanders, which they said was the first sports event ever broadcast in 3D on cable. MSG Media President Mike Bair was quoted in Broadcasting & Cable as calling […]

VENEZUELAN LEADER CHAVEZ CRACKS DOWN ON OPPOSITION CHANNEL

March 26, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

The operator of the only opposition television network in Venezuela was arrested Thursday night but was detained only briefly after officials of the Organization of American States and human-rights groups came to his defense. Guillermo Zuloaga, president of the Globovision cable news network (it is blacked-out in Caracas, the country’s largest city and its capital), […]

MOVIE ADS HOT ON KIDS CHANNEL NICKELODEON

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Movies have become the No. 2 advertiser (after toys) on Viacom’s kids-oriented Nickelodeon channel, taking over the spot previously occupied by food — principally snacks and cereals, Advertising Age reported on Thursday. In an interview with the publication, Nickelodeon exec Jim Perry said, “Hollywood had another great year in 2009, and I think we’ll continue […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: "HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON"

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Forget adults, what readers want to know is how their kids will react to a movie with the word “Dragon” in the title. And critics are providing the answer. Betsy Sharkey in the Los Angeles Times writes that the action scenes in How to Train Your Dragon will keep “the adrenaline pumping and the kids […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: "HOT TUB TIME MACHINE"

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If you thought any film with a title like Hot Tub Time Machine would automatically take a drubbing from critics, you’d only be half right. The film is receiving any number of positive reviews. In his review in the Chicago Tribune, Michael Phillips notes, “Hot Tub Time Machine accomplishes what Snakes on a Plane did […]

ENTER THE "DRAGON" — IN 3D BATTLE

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The battle of the 3D movies is due to grow more intense this weekend as Paramount/DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon competes against Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, which has held on to the No. 1 spot for the previous three weekends. (Although it has lost most of its venues, 20th Century Fox’s Avatar continues […]

CBS AND FOX DOMINATE RATINGS

March 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Once again, judging from Nielsen’s top ten list, it looked like a two-horse ratings race last week as Fox landed the top two spots with its two editions of American Idol and CBS took the remaining eight. Viewership overall was down about 7 percent due in part to numerous reruns following early season finales of […]

“DANCING” LIFTS ABC TO NO. 1 ON MONDAY

March 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Dancing with the Stars returned to ABC’s schedule Monday night — and none too soon. The network, which has been struggling this season, with ratings well below last year’s, attracted an average of 23.79 million viewers between 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., peaking in the final half hour with 25.11 million viewers. The season debut […]

AMANPOUR’S SELECTION DECRIED BY ABC STAFFERS

March 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

ABC News staffers are angry and demoralized over the surprise selection of CNN foreign correspondent Christiane Amanpour to host ABC’s Sunday morning This Week show, Washington Post media writer Tom Shales reported today (Tuesday). “ABC News is practically in a state of internal revolt over her selection,” Shales wrote. However, TVNewser.com said Monday that most […]

FOX REPORTEDLY PLANS CONAN ANNOUNCEMENT ON MAY 17

March 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox plans to announce officially that Conan O’Brien will be joining the network at its annual upfront presentation to advertisers on May 17, BroadcastNewsroom.com reported that while O’Brien is racing across the country with his one-man show, “Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour,” he has left open the May 17 date. Fox still […]

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