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SUPREME COURT SHOOTS DOWN AEREO

June 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

In a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court dealt what may be a deadly blow to the Aereo streaming service that captures the broadcast signals of broadcast network TV stations and relays them to subscribers’ smartphones, tablets, and Internet-connected television sets. The high court sided with broadcasters who claimed that the service represented a theft […]

DIANE SAWYER LEAVING ABC WORLD NEWS

June 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The network evening newscasts will once again become the exclusive province of white male anchors on Sept. 2 when David Muir is scheduled to replace Diane Sawyer on ABC World News. In a statement released by the network this morning, Sawyer said that she plans to "move to a new full time role at ABC […]

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT STILL’S GOT RATINGS

June 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The ratings may be down for all those TV talent contests, but they’re a long way from fading away. Last week two editions of NBC’s America’s Got Talent made Nielsen’s top-ten list. Tuesday’s installment was the only show to attract more than 10 million viewers; it drew 11.4 million. A Sunday edition of the NBC […]

TOP TEN TV SHOWS WEEK OF JUNE 16-22

June 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

The top ten shows of the week according to Nielsen Research: 1. America’s Got Talent (Tuesday), NBC, 6.7/12; 2. NCIS, CBS, 5.2/9; 3. The Big Bang Theory, CBS, 4.9/9; 4. America’s Got Talent (Sunday), NBC, 4.7/8; 5. 60 Minutes, CBS, 4.4/8; 6. The Bachelorette, ABC, 4.3/7; 7. Blue Bloods, CBS, 4.2/8; 7. NCIS: Los Angeles, […]

CHINESE VIEWERS BETTING ON WORLD CUP VIA THEIR SMARTPHONES

June 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Two of China’s biggest Internet companies are allowing World Cup watchers to bet on the outcome of individual matches, with proceeds going to charity, the Wall Street Journal reported today (Wednesday). As of Sunday their bets had totaled $642 million, nearly twice what was gambled during the soccer tournament in 2010, China’s lottery regulator told […]

STUDY: TELEVISING STAGE DRAMAS DOESN’T HURT THEATER ATTENDANCE

June 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Live telecasts to movie theaters of dramatic productions on the London stage do not draw away potential ticket buyers for other stage dramas, according to a study by Britain’s National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) and the Audience Agency. The study, reported today (Wednesday) by the British trade publication Screen Daily, showed […]

LUCAS TO BUILD HIS MOVIE MUSEUM IN CHICAGO

June 25, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Unable to secure the location he wanted in San Francisco for his $700-million movie museum, George Lucas has chosen to build it in Chicago instead, published reports said today (Wednesday). Lucas reportedly was influenced by his wife, DreamWorks animation chairman Mellody Hobson, who is from Chicago. The Chicago Tribune quoted him as saying, "Choosing Chicago […]

NEWS CORP PHONE HACKING VERDICTS IN LONDON

June 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

After a 130-day trial, Andy Coulson, British Prime Minister David Cameron’s former press secretary and the former editor of the News of the World, has been convicted of conspiring to hack the phones of celebrities and officials during his tenure at the now-defunct tabloid. The jury was unable to reach unanimous verdicts on two other […]

RESEARCHERS TO STUDY HOW DRONES CAN FLY SAFELY

June 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

CNN and the Georgia Institute of Technology said on Monday that they are working on a "research initiative" about safely using drones (or "unmanned aerial vehicles") for news coverage. In a statement, the partners said that they will share the results of their study with the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA). "Our hope is that by […]

SOCCER MATCH ATTRACTS MORE VIEWERS THAN WORLD SERIES

June 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Soccer came into its own on Sunday as 18.2 million viewers tuned in to ESPN to watch the World Cup match between the U.S. and Portugal, according to Nielsen Research. The figure slightly exceeded the 18 million who watched Fox’s coverage of the sixth game of the World Series last year, which saw the Boston […]

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