Saturday, July 11, 2020

NEWS CORP SEES ITS STOCK SINK — AND THAT’S A GOOD THING

July 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

News Corp today did what several media analysts — and reportedly several of its own board members — have been urging it to do rather than buying the additional shares of BSkyB that it doesn’t already own: buy back its own stock instead. The company, which reportedly sits on a mountain of cash, announced plans […]

FOX MAY USE WEBSITES FOR MAKEGOODS

November 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox Broadcasting, whose ratings this season have fallen 20 percent below what the network had guaranteed sponsors, has offered inventory on the network’s streamed online shows as “makegoods,” Adweek reported today (Monday). If they agree, Fox would be able to solve a vexing dilemma: it has little unsold inventory available to use for makegoods, given […]

CONAN LAUNCHES HIS “ON THE WAY TO TBS” TOUR

April 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

“This is the first time anyone has paid to see me,” Conan O’Brien remarked as he launched his 30-city “The Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour” in Eugene, OR Monday, then added, “They’ve paid me to go away.” The tour began, coincidentally or not, on the same day that it was announced that […]

CONAN SHUNS FOX, HEADS TO TBS

April 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In an announcement that surprised — no, probably shocked — many industry observers, Turner Broadcasting said today (Monday) that Conan O’Brien would host a late-night show on TBS beginning in the fall. “Conan has been the comedic voice for a generation. TBS already has a huge audience of young comedy lovers, and Conan’s show will […]