The World According to Dick Ebersol
As Chairman of NBC Universal Sports & Olympics and with a resume unrivaled in the business, Dick Ebersol could slow down at this point. But that won't be happening anytime soon. With major balls up in the air like the Comcast-NBC Universal merger and a new round of Olympics rights coming up for grabs, there is work to be done. And from an award-winning Vancouver Olympics to propping up NBC's primetime with Sunday Night Football, Dick Ebersol's continuing contributions to the industry earned him the 2010 Broadcaster of the Year award.
Cable's Killer Upfront Shows TV's Muscle
This year’s upfront was huge, especially for cable.
The Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau surveyed members and found advertising sales volume during the upfront soared 19% to a record $8 billion. That’s about the same amount as the national broadcasters took in, CAB says, although other reports put the broadcast total as high as $9 billion.
Check out the latest of what industry insiders have been up to.
McSlarrow Sees Clearer FCC Broadband Picture
How close is the industry to having an agreement on legislative language to clarify the FCC's broadband regulatory authority? National Cable & Telecommunications Association President Kyle McSlarrow believes they are not quite there. It's close, but still with a few sticking points remaining. They are thorny issues, but the FCC has called for more comments on two of them.
An 'Eye' on Local Media
CBS television stations is comprised of 16 O&Os representing the largest markets in
the country, including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, and a dozen smaller
outlets, including CW affiliates and independents. The stations boosted
revenues 31% in the second quarter to $337.9 million, thanks to a vastly
improved advertising picture driven by automotive spending, and a sharper local
IBC + European 3D
Europe has emerged as a leader in 3D deployments.
A B&C survey of 3D developments in Europe offers a market-by-market tour of 3D TV services in 15 European countries.
Click here for the full survey
ABC Affiliates Surprised by ABC News Chief’s Departure
Affils board chairman Bill Hoffman says David Westin “protected the news brand so very carefully on his watch.More.
Dennis Welsh Named GM of Fox’s Orlando Stations
Fox O&Os chief exec Jack Abernethy calls former Dallas sales director a “strong leader who knows how to deliver successful results.More.