Chalk one up for Huckabee

The media is under constant fire for its coverage of the news, with watchdogs doing studies on a constant basis. Even though television news...

Governator points Hispanics toward English

The Governor of California was an immigrant. And when he came to the US, he disciplined himself to only rarely use his native German...

Unilever brands join forces in ”Sprays in the City” webisodes

Betting that two brands can out-market one, Unilever is combining the power of two of its spray brands - I Can't Believe It's Not...

DG FastChannel to acquire GTN

DG FastChannel has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held GTN, Inc., for 11.5 million cash, which includes approximately 1.5 million of GTN's...

Another down month for NY Times Co.

Despite double-digit growth for its online ad sales, the mainline newspaper business is dragging down ad revenues at the New York Times Company. May...

Suit filed over Ion buyout

As we had predicted (6/11/07 TVBR #113), disgruntled preferred shareholders have sued over the terms they've been offered in the reorganization of Ion Media...

Kellogg promises to rein in kid marketing

Any media offering with an audience comprised 50% or more of children aged 12 or under will be off limits for Kellogg company food...

Retail sales rebound in May

Consumers' spending habits were revived in May as retailers showed healthy sales gains across the board, helping to ease concerns about a slowing economy....

NBCU Digital Studios strike content deal with Netflix

Netflix announced that NBC Universal Digital Studios will produce for Netflix a series of online webisodes that provide an entertaining take on classic movies.The...

Journal Communications sells specialty pubs

Journal Communications yesterday announced another deal to sell some assets outside its core newspaper/radio/TV businesses. Three specialty publications based in Louisiana, operated as the...

DVR subscriber households to be 35% by 2011

MAGNA Global has released its most recent On-Demand Quarterly update to account for the most recently completed quarter. Their 2011 forecast for head-end based...

Salem changes auditors

Salem Communications reports that on June 7th the Audit Committee of its Board of Directors dismissed Ernst & Young LLP as Salem's independent registered...

Bancrofts still dancing with Murdoch

The courtship dance continues, with the Wall Street Journal reporting that the Bancroft family, which controls its parent Dow Jones & Co., has been...

Paris in the news

The US media is often accused of having blinders when it comes to covering events abroad that aren't connected to US involvement in the...

Don’t let Tribune catch a waive

That's what the Media Access Project is arguing. If Sam Zell wants to buy the Tribune Company, MAP argues, then its five cross-ownership operations...