Huntsville distress sale filed

James Lockwood is looking to build a television duopoly in the Huntsville-Decatur-Florence AL DMA, but he'll need an FCC waiver for starters, and then...

EchoStar wins another round in patent fight

While several MSOs and DirecTV agreed to pay Forgent 28 million bucks to avoid going to trial in a patent dispute, EchoStar is celebrating...

CW moves "Gossip Girl" premiere to September 19th

Hoping to get some early buzz for its "Gossip Girl" series from "The O.C." producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, The CW has moved...

Appellate court upholds order blocking DirecTV ads

A US appeals court has upheld a lower court's decision that prohibits DirecTV from airing ads that claimed superior service in markets where Time...

DirecTV boss signs for three more years

Chase Carey has signed a new three-year employment contract to continue as President and CEO of DirecTV Group. The agreement runs through December 31,...

Close encounter in New York

A pair of Florida-based companies have just concluded a New York City deal. Low-power TV 34 WPXO-LP is the station, and according to brokerage...

Young cuts costs and builds new revenues

Q2 revenues for Young Broadcasting were down 8.5% to 52 million, mainly due to the lack of political advertising but CEO Vincent Young noted...

LIN TV continues strategic review

Contrary to market rumors, LIN Television CEO Vince Sadusky says the company is continuing its review of strategic options, including a possible sale of...

Watchdog names its best and worst advertisers

Parents Television Council awards green lights to television shows it likes, and red lights to those it doesn't. Parents are urged to direct their...

Judy reigns supreme

Chalk up another week's victory for "Judge Judy" in syndicated television. Will "Wheel of Fortune" move back to #1 next month when viewership levels...

Kelly Clarkson and Avril Lavinge to perform on "Teen Choice 2007"

Two-time Grammy Award winner Kelly Clarkson and punk-pop dynamo Avril Lavigne are set to perform on "Teen Choice 2007" Sunday, August 26th (8:00-10:00 pm...

Reality show picks network journalist

Univision Networks has a new reporter/producer/editor in its newsroom working alongside its staff of experienced journalists for Univision, TeleFutura and Galavisión. Franklin Leal Lozano...

PTC not happy about cable fare recycled on MNT

News Corporation's MyNetworkTV recently aired two episodes of a show originally seen on basic cable's FX. Parents Television Council says that MNT at least...

Koules becoming an owner

TV and film producer Oren Koules is part of an investment group that is buying the Tampa Bay Lightning of the NHL. The group,...

Hal Fishman dead at 75

Hal Fishman, who is believed to have been the longest-serving anchor in television history, has died at age 75. KTLA-TV (Ch. 5, CW) Los...

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