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NBC DELAYS FRIDAY

October 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

NBC got off to a surprisingly strong start this season with its programming on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Thursday’s line-up was no Must See TV, and Friday and Saturday amount to ratings-challenged nights for all broadcast networks. Therefore on Monday the network announced that it would be delaying the launch of its planned comedy […]

YOU, TOO, CAN BE SEEN IN TITANIC

August 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Talk about putting the audience into the picture! Paramount Home Media on Wednesday launched a new promotion in connection with the September 10th release of the Blu-ray 2D and 3D versions of Titanic that will allow fans to upload via Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TitanicMovie) an image of themselves that will be inserted into one of the three […]

DIRECTV’S NFL GAMBLE PAYING OFF

November 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

DirecTV’s controversial come-on — giving new customers its pricey NFL Sunday Ticket package free for one year in return for signing a two-year contract — has paid off in spades for the satellite distributor. Although it pays the NFL $1 billion a year for the package, offering it free to new subscribers who would ordinarily […]

NBC’S DATELINE USES ITS FACEBOOK FANS AS FOCUS GROUP

September 22, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

In a move that will no doubt rile many traditional journalists who often see their job as providing information that their readers or viewers need to know about, producers of NBC’s news magazine Dateline are seeking to determine what they want to know about. As reported by Advertising Age, Dateline personnel have been studying the […]

TIGHT WEEKEND BOX-OFFICE RACE PREDICTED

March 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Box-office forecasters are hedging their bets when it comes to predicting the probable top film this weekend. Three films are opening in wide release, The Lincoln Lawyer, starring Matthew McConnaughey, Limitless, starring Bradley Cooper, and Paul, starring a CGI extraterrestrial voiced by Seth Rogen. Virtually all of the box-office prognosticators are predicting that the race […]

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 […]

REPORT: WARNERS “FURIOUS” WITH RADCLIFFE

March 2, 2011 by · 4 Comments 

Following what today’s (Wednesday) New York Post described as “tense negotiations,” Warner Bros. has agreed to buy up all the tickets at the Broadway theater where Daniel Radcliffe will be starring in a revival of the musical How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying on several nights in July so that Radcliffe will be […]

THOUSANDS EXPECTED TO TURN OUT FOR POTTER FINALE IN LONDON

March 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Warner Bros. has arranged with the city of London to stage the red-carpet premier of the final Harry Potter movie on July 7 in Trafalgar Square, where thousands of Potter fans are likely to gather. The film, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows — Part 2, will be screened afterwards in nearby Leicester Square. In […]

REDBOX RENTS ITS ONE-BILLIONTH DISC

September 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Someone in Tampa, FL on Sunday rented a copy of Clash of the Titans, the one billionth DVD disc to pop out of a Redbox kiosk, the Coinstar-owned $1-a-night movie-rental company announced on Monday. In a statement, Redbox President Mitch Lowe said, “One billion rentals is an incredible milestone as Redbox has quickly become the […]