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Thursday, June 28, 2007

FCC To CBS: Why Doesn't Trace Airing Violate Consent Decree?
By John Eggerton
The FCC wants to know why CBS' airing of Without a Trace did not violate a consent decree signed by parent Viacom; CBS says it will tell the FCC why it didn't...

John & Timothy Rigas Ordered To Jail
by Jon Hemingway
Adelphia Communications founder John Rigas and his son Timothy Rigas were ordered to prison today...

Nielsen Buys Mobile Research Firm
by Glen Dickson
Ratings giant Nielsen says it is buying Telephia, a San Francisco-based media measurement and research firm that focuses on mobile media...

Vitec Bolsters Microwave Business
by Glen Dickson
The Vitec Group has rounded out its wireless transmission business by closing the previously announced acquisition of microwave repair and support firm Microwave Service Corporation...

Fore!: Rough Time For Syndicated Shows
By Ben Grossman
Preemptions for the U.S. Open golf tournament played havoc with some syndicated shows for the week ending June 17, mirroring the toll the tough course took on some of the world’s best golfers.

NBC To Offer Mobile Coverage Of Wimbledon
by Glen Dickson
Subscribers to Verizon Wireless' V Cast Mobile TV will be able to watch live coverage of the Wimbledon major tennis tournament on their cellphones...

Three Faces of Molly: Shannon Stars In Lifetime Film
By John Eggerton
Former SNL cast member Molly Shannon has been signed to star in a new Lifetime movie.

Ion Media Offers Exchange Extension
by Jon Hemingway
Ion Media announced it will extend by ten business days the expiration date for its preferred stock exchange offer...

Sugar, Sugar: NBC Heavies Up On Women-Targeted Web Sites
By John Eggerton
NBC Universal is adding a lot of sugar to its online diet.

ER, Christine Writers Among Humanitas Winners
By John Eggerton
A dozen TV and film writers Tuesday received Humanitas prizes and a share of $145,000 in prize money.



No Break in Washington Heat
By John Eggerton
Broadcasters and marketers can forget any hope of enjoying a summer vacation from their Washington worries. Despite a recent court victory over the FCC's indecency crackdown and an industry effort to take the government heat off the issue of childhood obesity and food marketing, last week brought a flurry of activity on the content-control front—including a new twist on the matter of broa...

From the 06/25/2007 issue of Broadcasting & Cable




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