Sunday, October 13, 2019

NBC ISSUES LIMITED APOLOGY FOR NOT JOINING 9/11 SILENCE

September 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC News President Steve Capus sent a note to network affiliates on Wednesday apologizing for not joining the other major networks in a moment of silence to commemorate the 9/11 anniversary. The New York Times quoted Capus as saying in the note, “Yesterday, we made an editorial call resulting in the September 11 moment of […]

PBS PLANS TO AIR ADS THROUGHOUT SHOWS

June 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A New York Times report earlier this week that PBS is planning to break up its “pods” of acknowledgements — essentially commercials — at the end of each broadcast, distributing them instead into its programs at roughly every 15-minute mark, is already beginning to generate controversy. PBS maintains that the move is not intended to […]

PROMOTION: THE X FACTOR FOR THE X FACTOR?

March 4, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Fox TV has gone to what was described as unprecedented expense to fly at least one promotion executive from 145 of its 210 affiliates to Los Angeles to discuss plans for the launch of the U.S. version of The X Factor, produced by and featuring Simon Cowell as one of the judges, Broadcasting & Cable […]

FOX AND AFFILIATES ENGAGE IN “OPEN WARFARE”

February 11, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The head of affiliate sales and marketing for Fox Broadcasting has made it clear that he no longer intends to negotiate with the Fox affiliate board and will instead deal with individual stations and station groups to get a piece of the payments that those stations receive from cable and satellite operators. In an interview […]

CNN FIRST TO SHOW FLORIDA SCHOOL BOARD SHOOTING

December 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Taking advantage of its relationships with affiliated local TV stations, CNN on Tuesday broadcast Panama City, FL footage of a man threatening a Bay District school board meeting, then opening fire on board members. (He misses them all.) The man, Clay Duke, is then shot by an off-camera security officer. (Duke reportedly then killed himself […]