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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 […]

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 HAILS ONE OF ITS BIGGEST WEEKS

February 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Needless to say, Fox TV, which drew the largest U.S. audience in TV history with this year’s Super Bowl telecast (111 million viewers) and cashed in afterwards with the post-game show and a special edition of Glee, was the top-rated TV network last week. As usual, it also clobbered the competition with two episodes of […]

NEWS CORP PRESIDENT/COO: NO CHEAP DEALS WITH DIGITAL

December 9, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Echoing the sentiments of News Corp Chairman Rupert Murdoch, Chase Carey, the company’s deputy chairman, president and COO, said Wednesday that the company’s Fox broadcasting and cable networks will only allow their content to be distributed online if they are paid “fair value.” He indicated that Fox has made a very modest content deal with […]

ON TV, THERE’S FOOTBALL … AND EVERYTHING ELSE

December 6, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Football continued to dominate the ratings Sunday night, as an NFL overrun into primetime on Fox (and the post-game show, The O.T.) captured 20.8 million viewers in the 7:00 p.m. hour, and NBC’s Sunday Night Football, featuring the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers, averaged 19.1 million viewers between 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m., according […]

GIANTS WIN IN 5: BAD NEWS FOR FOX

November 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

While there was considerable joy in fogville Monday night as the San Francisco Giants won their first World Series since moving from New York more than a half century ago, executives of Fox were probably feeling as disappointed as fans of the Texas Rangers. Not only did the series end after just five games, cutting […]

FOX, CABLEVISION END DISPUTE; CABLEVISION’S UNHAPPY

November 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Fox TV and Cablevision may have reached an agreement to end their 16-day stalemate over retransmission consent fees on Saturday — in time to allow the third game of the World Series to be viewed by Cablevision’s subscribers who live mostly in the New York area — but Cablevision executives were clearly unhappy with the […]

WORLD SERIES RATINGS SLUMP

November 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The settlement of the Cablevision/Fox dispute over retransmission consent fees and the subsequent end of the blackout of Fox programming in the New York area did not appear to boost ratings for Fox’s coverage of the World Series. Game 3 of the series on Saturday, which saw 21-year-old Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner shut out the […]

FOX SELLS OUT SUPER BOWL SPOTS EARLY

October 28, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A day after Fox announced that it had just two 30-second commercial availabilities yet to be sold in next February’s Super Bowl telecast, the two avails have been snapped up, Broadcasting & Cable reported on Wednesday, citing a source familiar with the negotiations. The advertiser was not identified. The trade publication said that the $3-million […]

BART GOES VIRAL

October 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Claiming copyright infringement, Fox TV on Monday yanked off YouTube a copy of the opening sequence of last Sunday’s The Simpsons telecast, created by U.K. graffiti artist Banksy. It was quickly uploaded again by several YouTube users, and the original version reappeared this morning (Tuesday) with the notation that the one-minute, 44-second video has been […]

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