What came first, the show or the violent crime?

Is it true that "there is overwhelming evidence that exposure to violence on television causes aggression..., that there is no longer any legitimate debate...

Fox set to win season in 18-49, CBS in viewers

"American Idol" wraps up its season tonight, but the ratings monster has already done its work for Fox. With the 2006-2007 television season finishing...

CNN and Internet Broadcasting team up

CNN is now an equity investor in Internet Broadcasting, joining Hearst-Argyle, Post-Newsweek, McGraw-Hill and Split Rock Partners as owners of the nation's largest publisher...

EchoStar wins patent lawsuit

A federal jury in Texas has ruled invalid a patent held by Forgent Networks, which had sued EchoStar for over 200 million bucks for...

Another week, another Idol victory

What's unique this week, though, is that while "American Idol" on Fox was the highest rated show of the week, ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" snuck...

Line forms for the auction block: LIN also for sale

LIN Television's stock was up 3.7% on Thursday as speculators bet that it would soon follow Nexstar in putting itself up for sale. Sure...

Gannett down across the board

April was a downer for Gannett Company. Newspaper ad revenues declined 3.1% 467.1 million and circulation was down 0.8% to 118.5 million. The month...

Entravision signs multicast deal in 10 markets

Entravision has signed up to carry digital multicasts of newly launched bilingual music/entertainment network LATV in 10 markets, including five of the top 25...

Lehman: thoughts on the upfront

In a report titled "Thoughts to Entertain," Lehman Global Equity Research previewed the broadcast network Upfront presentations, as they expect total dollars generated by...

TV revenues dropped in Q1

No surprise, since there were no Winter Olympics this year, nor federal elections. The Television Bureau of Advertising (TVB) reports that station revenues were...

Florida downturn taking its toll on Media General

Adding the contribution of the four new NBC affiliates purchased from NBC Universal, April revenues for Media General were up 7.7% to 93.3 million....

Debate presidencial coming from Telemundo

NBC News and its cable wing, MSNBC, are carrying two of six Democratic presidential debates sanctioned by the Democratic National Committee (DNC). NBC/Universal has...

NFL in the alphabet soup with QVC, GSI

The National Football League likes to sell related merchandise, and has inked an agreement with cable direct-to-consumer sales channel QVC and with an internet...

Creatures to invade CBS

CBS has announce Monday, June 4th as the debut date for "Creature Comforts," an animated series from Aardman Animations, the creators of the Wallace...

King ties King again

The top 10 in syndicated television expanded to 11 again as the two "The King of Queens" syndication packages tied once again for 10th...

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