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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 […]

TV TECHNICAL PIONEER TRACHINGER DIES AT 86

September 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Robert “Bob” Trachinger, who pioneered such technical innovations in TV’s early days as slow-motion videotape and the handheld camera in sports coverage, died September 19 in La Jolla, CA of heart failure at age 86, it was announced on Tuesday. He spent nearly all of his career at ABC, where he also produced documentaries, including […]

SPANISH-LANGUAGE STATION TOPS IN L.A.

May 27, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In yet another demonstration of the robustness of the Hispanic market, Nielsen reported on Wednesday that Univision’s KMEX-TV was the top-rated station in the Los Angeles market among adults 18-49 during the May sweeps. The station’s telenovelas — limited-run soap operas — drew greater numbers of viewers than those for KTTV, the Fox-owned outlet in […]