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COMING: MCDONALD’S, THE TV CHANNEL

October 17, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

McDonald’s is launching a new in-restaurant TV channel that will present programming, often targeted to specific communities around their outlets, on large-screen TV sets in high definition, the Los Angeles Times reported today (Monday). The McDonald’s Channel, the newspaper said, is initially being rolled out in 800 McDonald’s restaurants in Southern and Central California by […]

CAN U.S. NETWORKS AFFORD THE ROYAL WEDDING?

March 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

After incurring heavy costs with their coverage of the uprisings in Libya, Egypt, and Tunisia as well as the Japanese earthquake and tsunami disasters, it’s unclear whether the broadcast networks and cable news channels will be willing — or able — to devote the kind of resources to the wedding of Prince William and Kate […]

BBC SELLS ITS STAKE IN CHANNELS OWNED WITH DISCOVERY

November 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In what the London Financial Times has described as a “windfall,” the BBC’s commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, has sold the 50 percent stake that it owns in the international cable networks Animal Planet and LIV to its partner, Discovery Communications for $156 million. It reportedly plans to reinvest the money into its self-branded BBC America […]

WILL APPLE’S “HOBBY” BECOME A BUSINESS?

September 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

After famously calling his company’s Apple TV settop box “a hobby,” and devoting little effort to marketing it, Apple Chairman Steve Jobs on Wednesday unveiled an all-new and improved — and relatively cheap — Apple TV, designed primarily to bring streaming online, on-demand video to television sets, with or without a computer. Users of the […]