Daily Archives : Jan 5, 2010

Shocker: Rory Markas, Broadcaster for L.A. Angels and USC Basketball, Dead at 54

Rory Markas, the popular broadcaster for the L.A. Angels professional baseball team and the USC Trojan basketball team, has died, according to a number of media reports. Says the Orange County Register newspaper, "Markas, 54, died Monday night at his…

CNN Dumps Griffin in Wake of New Year’s Eve Crack

Comedian Kathy Griffin, who dropped the "F" word live while co-hosting CNN’s New Year’s Eve special with Anderson Cooper, has been dropped from the network’s future New Year’s broadcasts, reports Rob Shuter at Popeater.com. Shuter quoted a CNN "insider" as telling him,…

The ‘Avatar’ Effect?: Discovery, Sony and IMAX Partner for 3D Channel to Launch in 2011

With the annual CES convention starting on Thursday, a number of companies are jumping the gun with announcements about what they hope will be the next big thing: 3D TV channels. The latest: Discovery Communications, Sony Corp and IMAX Corp….

TV Producer David Gerber Dead at 86

Longtime TV producer and studio executive David Gerber, 86, died Saturday in Los Angeles, according to The Hollywood Reporter.  Gerber, whose stints as an executive included Columbia Pictures Television in the late 1970s and MGM Television from 1986-92, was involved in the…

Dr. Pepper Buys First Super Bowl Ad Time

While Pepsi has decided not to buy time during the Super Bowl in 2010, Dr. Pepper Snapple Group will purchase a spot in the big game to tout its Dr. Pepper brand for the first time ever, reports the Dallas Morning…

ABC Opens Strong With Monday Reality

The return of ABC’s "The Bachelor" and the network’s new reality show, "Conveyor Belt of Love," performed well in the Nielsens Monday night, with "Bachelor" scoring a 3.3 in the 18-49 adult demographic and "Conveyor" nailing a 2.7, according to…

MSNBC Buys BreakingNews.com URL

On the heels of purchasing the Twitter feed @breakingnews, MSNBC has also bought the URL for the company, www.breakingnews.com, according to B&C. MSNBC Digital Network now will reach 1.6 million more users via Twitter. In a statement, Charlie Tillinghast, president…

Bullock to Honor Betty White at SAG Awards

Actress Sandra Bullock will present the Life Achievement Award to Betty White at the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Award ceremony Jan. 23. Bullock — who is a SAG nominee this year for the film "The Blind Side" – co-starred with White…

‘One Life to Live’ Hits New Nielsen Low

ABC’s daytime drama "One Life to Live" had a lousy Christmas week, earning only a 0.9 rating among women 18-49, according to Nielsen numbers listed at TVbythenumbers.com. "One Life’s" total viewer count of 2,254,000 was a new low, as was…

Cox Creates New Post for Customer Operations

 Cox Communications created a new post of to senior vice president of customer operations, and named Kimberly Edmunds, the company’s senior VP and general manager for its Kansas and Arkansas operations, to the post, Multichannel News reports. The company said…