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NBC’S NEWS CHANNELS TO GO ALL-OLYMPICS, BUT WHAT ABOUT THE NEWS?

May 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC officials are likely keeping their fingers crossed that no news of major importance occurs while the Olympics are underway this summer. Besides virtually non-stop coverage on the broadcast network — details to be announced — NBCUniversal said on Wednesday that its cable news channel MSNBC will be airing men’s basketball, women’s soccer and additional […]

MICHAEL EISNER: GETTING BACK INTO THE GAME?

May 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Former Walt Disney chairman and CEO Michael Eisner is planning a comeback and is currently looking to raise $800 million for a new production company, CNBC anchor/reporter David Faber said on the cable channel Wednesday, citing people who have been approached about investing. Eisner’s fund-raising effort is being led by JP Morgan, which is looking […]

NBCUNIVERSAL LOOKING HEALTHIER UNDER COMCAST

May 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It goes without saying that owning the television network that broadcasts the Super Bowl can be beneficial to a company’s financial health during the first quarter of any year. But Comcast’s purchase of NBCUniversal in January 2011 has reaped benefits for the company in other ways as well, pushing its first-quarter profits to $1.224 billion, […]

PERRY’S ON-CAMERA GAFFE MAY DOOM HIS CANDIDACY

November 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Once again television has played a crucial role in a presidential candidacy. Just as sweating on camera during his debate with John F. Kennedy may have cost Richard Nixon the presidency in 1960, a memory freeze that made former Republican frontrunner Rick Perry look foolish during Wednesday’s Republican debate would seem to have doomed his […]

TV COMPANY ACCUSED OF ETHICS BREACH DECLARES BANKRUPTCY

October 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A U.K. TV production company, FBC Media, has gone “into administration” — the British equivalent of bankruptcy — following revelations that it produced programs for the BBC about Malaysia while receiving £17 million (about $26 million) from the Malaysian government to promote its image, the London Independent reported today (Friday). The newspaper said that NBC […]

CNBC SHUTS DOWN MILLION-DOLLAR GAME

October 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It seems as if some of the participants in CNBC’s fantasy Million-Dollar Portfolio Challenge were able to perform some of the trickery that some real-life stock market traders employ to game the system. The cable business network has shut down the contest, which awards $1 million to the player who earns the most virtual money […]

CNBC’S RATINGS SOAR ON TURBULENT RATINGS FOR NETS

August 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Like the Weather Channel during a storm, CNBC, the financial news channel, has seen a surge in viewers during the turbulent ups and downs of the market in recent weeks. The New York Times observed on Sunday that during the first two weeks August, CNBC’s audience averaged 378,000, during the market hours of 9:30 a.m. […]

NFL LOCKOUT? IT WON’T HARM ESPN, SAYS IGER

May 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

ESPN is shielded from financial harm if the NFL and players fail to reach an agreement that would end the lockout, Disney chief Robert Iger has told CNBC’s Julia Boorstin. As reported by AdWeek magazine, Iger indicated that plans are in place to run college football on Monday nights, for which ESPN will up its […]

TWITTER SCOOPS TV ON BIN LADEN DEATH

May 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

On Sunday, a day when broadcast and cable news operations are notoriously lean and lacking, it was Twitter that initially spread the word that Osama bin Laden had been killed during a 40-minute military operation at his secret residence in Abbottabad, Pakistan. The Twitter frontier was ablaze with the news more than an hour before […]

FOX BUSINESS NETWORK TO BE RATED

March 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Until now, the number of viewers tuning in to the Fox Business Network was anyone’s guess, since News Corp had decided early on that it would build the network’s audience before letting it loose to compete in the ratings race with the likes of the other principal business channels, CNBC and Bloomberg Business. But according […]

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