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Daily Archives : Mar 25, 2010

This Could Be Fun: At Emmy Time, Jay’s ‘Tonight Show’ Could Be Up Against Conan’s ‘Tonight Show’

Conan O’Brien’s “Tonight Show” and Jay Leno’s “Tonight Show” could soon be going mano-a- mano in competition for Emmy awards, TheWrap reports. The TV Academy said that both versions of the show will be eligible for Emmy nominations this summer,…

Facebook Blamed For Increased Rates of Sexually Transmitted Disease in Britain

Facebook is being blamed by a professor in the United Kingdom for facilitating the increase in a sexually transmitted disease, the New York Daily News reports, referring to an article in the U.K.’s Daily Telegraph. Says the Daily News: "The…

Awesome! 17-Year-Old Chicago Area Teen, Who Is Autistic, Has Picked All the Winners so Far in March Madness Basketball; Odds are 13 Million-to-One

Alex Herrmann, a 17-year-old who lives outside of Chicago, claims to have picked all 48 games played thus far in the NCAA Basketball Tourney correctly, according to nbcchicago.com. Says the story, Bookofodds.com says the odds of picking the winner in all…

TV Guide Network Buys Reruns of Another Pay Cable Hit

TV Guide Network already bought the rerun rights to HBO’s "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and now it’s picked up another quirky pay cable hit, reports the Los AngelesTimes. The show is Showtime’s “Weeds.” It’s produced by Lions Gate Entertainment, which also owns…

Simon Cowell To Receive Special Emmy

Simon Cowell, who is either on or owns a number of top TV shows in a number of markets around the world, will receive a special Emmy. The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences will award Cowell its 2010…

In Time for the Upfront: Starcom, Zenith Hook Up with Rentrak to Get Data From 15 Million Set-top Boxes

Starcom Media Group Exchange has signed a four-month deal to get set-top data from Rentrak, MediaDailyNews reports. According to the article, " ‘[W]hat makes it so exciting,’ says Tracey Scheppach, senior vice president of innovations director at SMGX. ’15 million…

Show That Made Siskel and Ebert Household Names Going Off Air After 24 Years

Disney-ABC Domestic TV is pulling the plug on the syndicated program the made Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel household names, reports The Hollywood Reporter Live Feed blog. The show will end its run the weekend of August 14. The show started…

Lifetime Movie About Amish School Shooting That Killed Five Draws Fire

A Lifetime Movie Network adaptation of "Amish Grace: How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy” will air this Sunday, March 28. Oddly, the authors of the book didn’t want the TV or movie rights sold to Lifetime–or anyone else for that matter–and their publisher sold those rights over…

Univision Unveils Huge Plans for Its World Cup Soccer Coverage

Univision Communications’ World Cup soccer is coming to video on demand, Multichannel News reports. According to the article, "The Spanish-language media leader in the U.S. will offer viewers many assists in how they can view 64 matches: linear coverage on…

HBO Looking to Expand Online Relationships

HBO is happy enough with its current "TV Everywhere" online deals, with Verizon FiOS and Comcast, that it is looking to replicate them elsewhere, Multichannel News reports. Eric Kessler, co-president of HBO, told Multichannel News/B&C’s "TV Everywhere & Anywhere" event…