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NBC, ANN CURRY WRANGLE OVER HER PLANNED EXIT

January 17, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

If NBC is going to allow Ann Curry out of her contract so that she can accept an offer from Jeff Zucker to join CNN as a primetime host, she is going to have to agree to stay off the air for six months, RadarOnline reported today (Thursday). However, the gossip website, citing an unnamed […]

REPORT: NBC IGNORING CURRY’S REQUEST TO DEPART

January 10, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

One week after reportedly asking NBC to let her out of her contract, Ann Curry is still waiting for a response, RadarOnline.com reported on Wednesday. The gossip website reported last week that Jeff Zucker, Curry’s old boss at NBC, where she was the news reader on the Today show for 14 years before becoming co-host […]

DENVER NEWSPAPER CLAIMS BIG MEDIA PAYING SHOOTING WITNESSES

July 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Following last Friday’s shooting in an Aurora, CO theater that left 12 persons dead and dozens of others injured, some media organizations immediately moved in to gain exclusive access to eyewitness by offering them fees of thousands of dollars and requiring them to sign contracts granting them exclusivity, the Denver Post reported on Thursday. The […]

MLB MAY SCORE $1 BILLION IN DEAL WITH NETWORK

July 10, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

With its current deals with ESPN, Fox and Turner set to expire at the end of the season next year, Major League Baseball is being wooed by CBS and NBC, each of which is offering what today’s (Tuesday) New York Post described as “a mountain of cash” to take over exclusive rights to the telecasts. […]

LAUER RE-UPS FOR ANOTHER 5 YEARS ON TODAY

April 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Matt Lauer has reportedly landed a lucrative five-year deal with NBC to remain as co-host of the Today show, published reports said today (Friday). The website TMZ said that Lauer will receive “close to” the $30-million annual salary that he had demanded to stay on (he currently gets $17 million) and that informally NBC agreed […]

MOONVES: EVEN BAD FOOTBALL GAMES GET GOOD RATINGS

December 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Television executives love football fans. Unlike TV shows that require dozens of producers, writers, focus groups, and public relations personnel to become successful, football requires none of that. “The NFL is an unbelievable property,” CBS chief Les Moonves told a media conference in New York on Tuesday. “You see it in the ratings: Even a […]

TWO MORE YEARS FOR THE SIMPSONS

October 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox TV and the actors who voice the characters on The Simpsons have reached an agreement on a new contract that will keep the animated series, whose 23rd season begins on Oct. 30, on the network for an additional two years, published reports said tonight (Friday), citing unnamed sources. The Los Angeles Times reported that […]

ESPN RENEWS DEAL WITH NFL — FOR $15.2 BILLION

September 8, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Get set for another increase in cable subscription fees. ESPN has negotated an eight-year extension of its broadcast-rights deal with the NFL at $1.9 billion a year — or $15.2 billion over the eight years. The deal extends the current deal, which runs through 2013 but which costs ESPN $1.1 billion a year — 73 […]

WHY IS FISHBURNE LEAVING CSI?

June 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The high cost of producing a long-running series was being blamed for the departure of Laurence Fishburne from CBS’s CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Fishburne’s exit after just 2 1/2 seasons was announced on Wednesday, but CBS has declined to comment on his departure and Fishburne’s publicist, Alan Nierob told the Los Angeles Times that he […]

HALF A DEAL FOR KUTCHER’S TWO AND A HALF MEN?

May 23, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Ashton Kutcher’s deal to replace Charlie Sheen on CBS’s Two and a Half Men is limited to just one year, the Wall Street Journal reported today (Monday), citing people familiar with the situation. It was not clear whether it was Kutcher or executives of CBS and Warner Bros. TV who wanted the contract limited to […]

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