All Entries in December, 2009

LG introduces “rugged” mobile DTV receiver

Certified to comply with mobile DTV technology now being deployed by US broadcasters, LG Electronics is introducing the industry’s first portable, battery-operated mobile DTV,...

MidemNet names top 15 digital music startups

MidemNet Lab, a new showcase for cutting-edge digital music initiatives, has named 15 start-ups to present in a dedicated area during the Midem convention...

Stocks close out year of gains – 12/31/09

One day does not a trend make, so it was no big deal that traders took some profits on the last day of 2009....

Sinclair/Mediacom extend; TWC looks for cool-off

The retransmission negotiations between cable operator Mediacom and the Sinclair Broadcast Group have been extended until 1/8/10, assuring that viewers...

News Corp: No deal likely

News Corp. said on Wednesday (12/20) that it was doubtful that it would sign a new distribution contract with Time Warner Cable by Thursday...

Obama: Great salesman must collapse time

Is President Obama a great salesman or what? I'd argue "no." But before I make the case, permit me to point out that this...

‘Rush Limbaugh’ in Honolulu hospital suffering chest pains

Rush Limbaugh is now in Queens Medical Center in Honolulu complaining of chest pains. Happened Wednesday, 12/30/09 Mid-afternoon, 2:40pm Hawaii time. All reports have...

Taco Bell rolls out low fat campaign

Taco Bell, which does some 70% of its business via the drive-thru, is introducing  better choices for America with its new Drive-Thru Diet Menu,...

Year-end portfolio cleaning – 12/30/09

Some year-end profit-taking in light volume kept stock prices from moving much on Wednesday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average crept up three points to...

NFL on CBS week 17: Outlook from Bill Cowher & Phil Simms

THE NFL ON CBS: WEEK 17 (SUNDAY, JAN. 3) AUDIBLES WITH LEAD “NFL ON CBS” GAME ANALYST PHIL SIMMS AND “NFL TODAY” STUDIO ANALYST...

TWC offers arbitration to Fox, agrees with Raycom

Time Warner Cable is bringing John Kerry (D-MA) into its dispute with Fox Television O&Os over retransmission fees, and in an attempt to keep...

FCC January agenda breaks the mold

Usually, the Open Meeting of the FCC in January is nothing more than a look back at the previous year and a glance forward...

Transactions: 1-04-10

$100K KLSY-FM Aberdeen WA (South Bend WA) from South Bend Broadcasting LLC (Gregory J. Smith) to Jodesha Broadcasting Inc. (William J. Wolfenbarger). Cash. Superduopoly...

Jobs guru sees slow healing in 2010

CareerBuilder has its 2010 employment market forecast set to go, and although it does not see a headlong rush back to full employment, it...

FOX claims 4th Qtr, besting CBS in younger demos

FOX CLAIMS 4th QUARTER VICTORY FOR FIRST TIME IN NETWORK’S HISTORY Bests CBS by +6% In Adult Demo To Rank No. 1, Gains +14%...