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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 […]

NEW EMMY DEAL STRUCK WITH TV NETWORKS

May 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has approved a new deal with the broadcast networks for its annual Emmy awards show that will put $66 million in its coffers over the next eight years. The Academy also announced that this year’s telecast will be produced for the first time by reality show maven Mark […]

THE VOICE PROMO TO DELAY TONIGHT AND SNL

April 21, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Hoping to give its new singing competition series The Voice an unusual promotional treatment, NBC is planning to delay the start of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno some 12 minutes tonight (Thursday) for a preview look at the Mark Burnett-produced series. Likewise Saturday Night Live will be delayed two minutes on Saturday for the […]

VOICE OF AMERICA IS NOT WHAT YOU THINK IT IS

December 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC is planning to add a third singing competition to the airwaves in early 2011 to compete with American Idol and Simon Cowell’s The X-Factor. Produced by reality show mavens Mark Burnett (Survivor) and John de Mol (Who Wants to Be a Millionaire), the new show, The Voice of America, is reportedly modeled after a […]