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SURVEY: FEW VIEWERS “CUT THE CORD”

June 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Only 3 percent of cable and satellite subscribers have “cut the cord” and now watch television shows and movies via online streaming or downloading or substitute TV watching with DVD viewing of rented movies from services like Netflix and Redbox, according to a survey by J.D. Power and Associates released today (Thursday). The figure varies […]

CASEY ANTHONY APP A HIT ON APPLE’S ITUNES

June 30, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

A 99-cent Casey Anthony trial app developed by an NBC affiliate in Orlando, FL, where the trial is being held, became the No. 1 news app on Apple’s iTunes store last weekend and now resides at No. 2, according to a report by Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab. The success is particularly remarkable given the fact […]

U.K. CULTURE SECRETARY SAYS HE’LL APPROVE BKYB DEAL

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As was widely predicted, British culture secretary Jeremy Hunt announced today (Thursday) that he has agreed in principle to permit Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp to acquire the 61 percent of satellite broadcaster BSkyB that it does not already own, contingent on the company’s separating itself from Sky News, its 24-hour equivalent of CNN. (The satellite […]

PROMOS FOR U.K. LESBIAN REALITY SHOW TO BE INVESTIGATED

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British TV regulator OFCOM is investigating complaints about promos for a new Channel 5 reality series set in a lesbian bar in London’s West End, the London Sun reported today (Thursday). The newspaper said that the promos for Candy Bar Girls “featured close-up images suggesting sexual activity.” In one, for example, a woman is seen […]

TRANSFORMERS SEQUEL BASHES BOX OFFICE

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Ticket sales were good but far from spectacular for Tuesday’s late-night screenings of Transformers: Dark of the Moon, studio figures indicated. The movie earned $13.5 million, but only $5.5 million — 41 percent — from 3D screens, suggesting that, given premium pricing for 3D tickets, fewer than a third of moviegoers elected to see it […]

WARNER BROS. TO PUSH PRODUCT ON HOTEL KEY CARDS AT COMIC-CON

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Warner Bros. has apparently cornered the market on hotel key card advertising at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. Some 36 hotels in the area that issue magnetic credit-card-like keys to their Comic-Con-attending guests to enter their rooms will be issuing ones featuring ads for Warner Bros. movies, TV shows and video games. This will be […]

THE VOICE GOES OUT A WINNER

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Confirming its status as NBC’s biggest hit in many a day, the final results show of The Voice averaged 10.77 million viewers Wednesday night and also ranked first among adults 18-49 in the 8:00 p.m. hour. The winning contestant, Javier Colon, is due to receive $100,000 and a recording contract. His victory margin over runner-up […]

MYSPACE, A SHADOW OF ITS FORMER SELF, IS SOLD

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MySpace, the social network site that Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp bought six years ago for $580, has been acquired by the ad network Specific Media for about $35 million in stock. That’s about one dollar in stock for each of the 35 million users who access the website each month. While that is an enormous […]

NBC OWNS HALF OF TOP-TEN RATED SHOWS

June 29, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Time was when NBC’s Thursday lineup alone would provide five contenders or more for Nielsen’s list of the top ten television shows of the week. These days, however, it is extraordinary when any five NBC shows land in the top-ten. But that’s what happened last week. Of course three shows were titled America’s Got Talent, […]

THE VOICE GOES OUT SHOUTING

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The final performance show of the season of NBC’s The Voice averaged 12.55 million viewers Tuesday night. The two-hour telecast was also the No. 1 show among adults 18-49. Earlier in the evening, a one-hour version of NBC’s America’s Got Talent wound up with 12.04 million viewers and also ranked No. 1 among the key […]

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