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Daily Archives : Dec 1, 2009

Murdoch Outlines the Future of Mobile DTV

News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch declared today that future success for his and other media companies is mobile DTV, reports B&C. Murdoch, speaking at a Federal Trade Commission workshop on the future of journalism, offered three points for today’s journalism: First, media has…

Chip Carey Leaving TBS in Wake of Factual Errors

Chip Caray, TBS’ Major League Baseball play-by-play man for playoff games, is leaving the network, B&C reports. The broadcaster has been criticized for making a number of factual errors and also embellishing some calls, B&C says. In a statement, Turner…

In First Interview, on NBC’s ‘Today,’ Couple Denies They Crashed State Dinner

Michaele and Tareq Salahi, who got in uninvited to last week’s White House state dinner, gave their first interview to NBC’s “Today” show and insisted that they “we did not party-crash the White House," the Associated Press reports. Tareq Salahi…

ABC Sales Chief Mike Shaw Leaving

Mike Shaw, the president of sales and marketing at ABC since 2000, is leaving his day-to-day responsibilities by the end of the year, the company said. He’ll then become a strategic advisor for Sales and Marketing Strategy for the company,…

GE, Vivendi, Agree on Price for NBCU Stake

General Electric reached a tentative deal with Vivendi to buy Vivendi’s 20 percent stake in NBC Universal for $5.8 billion, The New York Times reports. The tentative agreement removes one more obstacle to Comcast acquiring a controlling stake in NBCU,…

CBS Pulls ‘Three Rivers’

CBS pulled the Sunday night medical drama “Three Rivers” from its schedule, reports The Hollywood Reporter. Effective immediately, “Cold Case” will slip into the 9 p.m. slot where the show about an organ donation unit had been airing. The 10…

ABC Developing Sitcom Starring Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie will star in a scripted half-hour comedy in development at ABC, Variety reports. The single-camera show would feature the former star of the reality series “The Simple Life” as a professional woman with a complicated family life. The…

Univision to Launch Ad Network

Univision is launching an ad network called Univision Partner Group that will connect advertisers to the Hispanic audience, B&C reports. The network will include the company’s own properties, among them the top-rated U.S. Spanish-language broadcast network, and other Spanish-language publishers…

TNT Cancels ‘Raising the Bar’

TNT canceled the Steven Bochco-produced legal drama "Raising the Bar," reports The Hollywood Reporter. In a statement, the network said that while it was proud of the series, “Unfortunately, ratings for ‘Raising the Bar’s’ second season did not reach the…

Animated ‘Bob’s Burgers’ Heading to Fox

Fox gave a 13-episode order to the animated comedy series "Bob’s Burgers," from "Home Movies" co-creator Loren Bouchard, reports The Hollywood Reporter. The show is focused on a grill man who with his family runs a burger place in an…