Thursday, January 23, 2020

ABC MAY LAUNCH NEW ENGLISH-LANGUAGE NEWS CHANNEL WITH UNIVISION

February 7, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

ABC may be about to enter the cable news wars with Univision as its partner, the Wall Street Journal reported today (Tuesday), citing people familiar with the negotiations. While rival Fox has links to the Fox News Channel, NBC News produces content for MSNBC, and CBS has ties to CNN, ABC News has no cable […]

BBC WORLDWIDE PRODUCTIONS TAKES ON HOLLYWOOD

June 20, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

BBC Worldwide, the commercial (for profit) arm of the British public broadcaster, is increasing its incursion into U.S. television through its BBC Worldwide Productions, the London Financial Times reported today (Monday). Jane Tranter, who was appointed to run the production company, told the FT that it will be focusing on U.S. cable networks rather than […]

NO RATINGS DROP EXPECTED AFTER COURIC’S DEPARTURE

April 28, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Katie Couric’s departure from the anchor desk of the CBS Evening News and her expected replacement by Scott Pelley is not likely to have any significant effect on ratings for the newscast or, by extension, on sales, according to Broadcasting & Cable magazine. The trade publication quoted one unnamed media buyer as saying, “I don’t […]