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REPORT: CBS TURNED DOWN OFFER TO INTERVIEW TIGER WOODS

March 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

CBS News has declined an invitation to interview Tiger Woods, the New York Times reported today, citing unnamed CBS executives. The network, it said, was to have been the third to be granted five minutes with Woods, who was interviewed by ESPN and the Golf Channel on Sunday. One executive observed that CBS would not […]

VIDEO GAME PLAYER WITH 3D SCREEN COMING

March 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In what could foreshadow the arrival of 3D television that can be viewed without glasses, Nintendo announced in Tokyo today (Tuesday) that its next generation of DS handheld game players will feature a 3D display. The Nintendo 3-DS device, which Nintendo said will hit the shelves during its next fiscal year beginning April 1, will […]

FERGUSON: WHY CONAN BOMBED ON TONIGHT

March 23, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Craig Ferguson apparently thinks he has figured out why Conan O’Brien failed to succeed as Jay Leno’s successor on The Tonight Show. “Look at the terrible thing that happened to Conan when Conan tried to do what Jay Leno does,” Ferguson told Reuters on Monday. “Conan shouldn’t do that. He doesn’t do what Jay Leno […]

VIEWERS GO MAD OVER MARCH MADNESS

March 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Once again demonstrating the power of live special-event programming to generate big ratings, the first four days of CBS’s coverage of the NCAA Basketball Tournament — often referred to as March Madness — have turned out to be the top TV draw since the telecasts began on Thursday, when the games attracted an average of […]

TV ON APPLE’S IPAD MAY HAVE TO WAIT

March 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Apple has had to postpone plans to offer on-demand viewing of television shows on its upcoming iPad product after TV networks and producers failed to co-operate, the Wall Street Journal reported today (Monday), citing people familiar with the situation. Instead, Apple is attempting to convince program producers to drop the price of TV shows to […]

WILL CONAN COME BACK ON “IDOL GIVES BACK”?

March 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Conan O’Brien may be arriving at Fox a lot sooner than anyone had thought — but not as host of his own late-night talk show again (although talks reportedly have resumed between Fox and O’Brien over a possible return to late-night foolery). Several websites reported over the weekend that O’Brien had been approached to appear […]

TV-INTERNET MULTITASKERS INCREASING

March 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The number of people watching TV and accessing the Internet simultaneously grew only 2.7 percent during 2009 to 134.06 million, but those people increased their simultaneous TV/Internet use 34.5 percent, according to the annual Nielsen report on media multitasking (“Three Screen Report”) published today (Monday). The report indicated that 59 percent of TV viewers use […]

FIRE HITS “DEATHLY HALLOWS” SET

March 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A special-effects scene employing pyrotechnics for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows failed to come off as planned on Friday, but earlier reports that it caused costly damage to the studio itself and might result in production delays were denied today (Monday) by a spokesman for the production. “It was a big special effects scene. […]

LENO’S “TONIGHT” RATINGS FALL

March 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Reinstalling Jay Leno as host of The Tonight Show may turn out to be NBC’s equivalent of former President Bush’s “Mission Accomplished” moment following the invasion of Iraq — as unanticipated fallout continues to roil the network’s late-night schedule. The Hollywood Reporter observed today (Friday) that Leno’s ratings are down 13 percent among younger viewers […]

ICAHN MAKES NEW MOVE TO CONTROL LIONS GATE

March 19, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Activist investor Carl Icahn has launched a hostile bid to take over Lions Gate Entertainment, the corporate parent of Lionsgate Films, offering to buy all of the company’s shares that he does not already own for about $574 million. His offer comes about one week after the company’s board rejected his partial tender offer for […]

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