Hearst-Argyle, YouTube strike video clips deal

In the first deal of its kind, Google's YouTube and Hearst-Argyle Television announced Hearst will distribute news, weather and entertainment video to YouTube in...

Kentucky satellite tax stands

A federal appeals court has upheld a Kentucky tax on satellite TV which had been challenged by both DirecTV and EchoStar. The tax passed...

Close encounter all over

Bonten Media Group LLC has the keys and BlueStone Television has the cash as a 230M multi-market television deal came to closure. The new...

Pirates lands at USA

USA Network has acquired the cable television rights from Disney-ABC Domestic Television to the global box office smash, Walt Disney Pictures' "Pirates of the...

NBC details upcoming "Age of Love"

NBC's upcoming reality dating series "Age of Love," premiering on Monday, June 18 (9-10 p.m. ET) and hosted by Mark Consuelos ("All My Children"),...

MTV Russia has new owner

Prof-Media announced that it has bought 100% of Wayfarer Media, the owner of MTV Russia and VH1 Russia, for 360 million bucks. Wayfarer was...

Watchdog calls for preemption of violence rules

Jonathan Rintels, Executive Director of the Center for Creative Voices in Media, was pleased with the Second Circuit ruling on fleeting expletives, and thinks...

Sinclair signs retrans deal with Cox

Sinclair Broadcast Group has completed another retransmission consent agreement with a major cable MSO, announcing that it has signed a four-year retrans deal with...

Nelson takes the hem at HBO

Bill Nelson has been named Chairman and CEO of Home Box Office, taking the helm left vacant last month when Chris Albrecht was ousted...

Look out QVC & HSN

There's a new kid coming to the block, and like the new kid on many of the nation's blocks, it's going to speak Spanish....

Close encounter in Honolulu

Emmis television station KGMB-TV Honolulu is now officially a former Emmis television station. The 40M deal sending the CBS affiliate and satellites in Hilo...

Summertime, but the ratings continue

The 2006-2007 TV ratings season is over, but Nielsen is still keeping score. Fox won the week in the 18-49 demo and CBS in...

DG FastChannel completes Pathfire buy

DG FastChannel has completed its previously announced acquisition of privately-held Pathfire for 30 million. Pathfire distributes third-party long-form content, primarily news and syndicated programming,...

"US braces for flood of celebrity F-words"

That was the headline yesterday from across the pond. The Times of London headline suggested that American celebrities will be looking for open mikes...

CBS fined for kiddie violations

CBS-owned KTXA-TV (Ch. 21, Ind.) Dallas-Ft. Worth has been fined 18K by the FCC for a series of violations of the Commission's rules on...

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