All Entries in October, 2010

Looking back on the Fox-Cablevision dispute

The long national nightmare is over. Well, the Big Apple nightmare, anyway. Negotiators for Fox and Cablevision came to agreement on a compensation package...

Syndicated TV in a Family way

The three-week winning streak by “Two and a Half Men” came to an end, as the weekend airing of “Family Guy” claimed first place...

Cablevision agrees to play ball with Fox

After Games #1 and #2 of the World Series (not that there were any New York teams playing this year) were denied to some...

Breaking: Cablevision agrees to deal with Fox

The stalemate has been broken. Cablevision has agreed to a new agreement with News Corporation for a new retransmission consent agreement for the Fox...

James MacArthur dead at 72

He was Danny “Danno” Williams in the original “Hawaii Five-0” and heard Jack Lord’s Steve McGarrett frequently say “Book ’em Danno.” Now James MacArthur...

ABC Hits Friday Season-Highs for 2nd Week in a Row

Hitting Friday season-highs for the 2nd straight week in viewers and young adults, ABC finished as the 2nd most-watched network overall on the evening...

New Jersey senator signs on for legislated retransmission solution

Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) serves with John Kerry (D-MA) on the Senate Commerce Committee, and has agreed to work with Kerry in changing the rules...

Nashville AM set to change hands

Trevecca Nazarene University has decided to spin off its AM station, 760 kHz WENO-AM Nashville TN, and the buyer is going to be Anchor...

Treats, not tricks from Fox and DISH

Fox and DISH Network came to retransmission terms with days to spare, forestalling the loss of Fox broadcast O&O subscribers, and restoring access to...

Alaska radio talker seeks to muddy Murkowski write-in bid

A flurry of sudden senatorial contenders may be hitting the state of Alaska at the last minute before Election Day 11/2/10 – thanks to...

THE BIG BANG THEORY was Thursday’s #1 program in adults 18-49 for the second consecutive week even as it competed against game two of...

Wendy's, Bravo Group launch campaign for Hispanic market

Wendy’s International and its Miami-based Hispanic agency The Bravo Group, announce the launch of Wendy’s “Sabor de Verdad” campaign for the U.S. Hispanic consumer...

Breaking: Dish Network and Fox strike a deal

There will be no blackout of Fox O&O stations (and the World Series) on Dish Network’s satellite service. The two parties announced a new...

Wall Street little moved by GDP numbers – 10/29/10

Friday’s government report showing still-slow growth in the Gross Domestic Product didn’t disappoint Wall Street, but didn’t encourage it either. So stock prices drifted...