B&C BEYOND: DECEMBER 20, 2010

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Can't make it to Times Square? Tune in to these New Year's Eve countdowns to ring in 2011.

Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin Eve with Ryan Seacrest and Fergie
ABC, 10-11 p.m., resumes at 11:30 p.m.

NBC's New Year's Eve With Carson Daly
NBC, 10 p.m., resumes at 11:30 p.m.

New Year's Eve Live
with host Nancy O'Dell
Fox, 11 p.m.

New Year's Eve with co-hosts Anderson Cooper and Kathy Griffin
CNN, 11 p.m.

New Year's Bash 2011
with host Whitney Cummings
MTV, 10 p.m.


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Making the viral video rounds earlier this month was a bizarre music video promo for the fourth season of Norwegian TV show Gylne Tider (Golden Times), featuring an eclectic mix of has-been TV, film and music stars lip-synching in front of a green-screened beach to the Beatles' "Let It Be." If you missed it, watch the video below (as well as the equally randomly star-studded "We Are the World" promo from a few years ago).

Upton Vs. FCC: Expect a Battle

Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), the newly minted chairman of the powerful House Energy & Commerce Committee, gave B&C an early read on his telecom priorities, including that he will try to help update the "horribly outdated" media ownership rules. In an interview, Upton says plenty about network neutrality, the media ownership proceeding, Comcast/NBCU, spectrum reclamation and much more.

An edited transcript follows.


Hearst TV Warns Public of Possible DirecTV Fallout
Group tells viewers they could lose channels if new retrans deal with DirecTV isn’t worked out by start of new year

Meredith Launches Online Video Network
Female-focused broadband net plays up company’s content strengths in fashion, fitness, family


Warner Bros. Adds 15 Markets To Anderson Slate
Fall '11 show set for Oprah time slot in three markets so far

Access Shows Shine In Dark December Week
Magazines, games and off-net ratings all up after November sweeps


Turner Revamps NCAA.com

Turner Sports is making a major investment in covering college sports and producing live streaming
events as part of a significant overhaul of the NCAA.com Website.

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