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Christopher Perez

Soap Veterans Latest Recession Casualties

The recession is showing that it knows no bounds with today’s firing of “Days of Our Lives” veterans Deidre Hall and Drake Hogestyn, who play Dr. Marlena Evans and John Black on the daytime drama, TV Guide reports. The cuts…

Couric Keeps Busy With Lieberman, Letterman

Katie Couric interviews Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., tonight, TVNewser reports. The interview will be the senator’s first since Senate Democrats agreed to allow him to remain chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, a post he had endangered by campaigning…

FNC’s VP Rhodes to Join Bloomberg

Fox News VP David Rhodes is leaving the network for Bloomberg Television, TVNewser reports. Rhodes will head Bloomberg’s U.S. television operations. The 34-year-old phenom got his start at Fox News Channel as a production assistant before the channel went on…

Pixsy’s Network Expands With New Deals

Video search engine Pixsy has expanded its syndication network with five new distribution deals, MediaPost reports. eZanga, GenieKnows.com, IceRocket, EgoTVOnline and GossipGirls will rely on Pixsy’s Video Search Playback platform for access to the Pixsy Video Index. The videos can…

Online Advertising Immune to Budget Cuts

With advertising budgets being slashed left and right, online and digital media marketing remains the most resistant to reduced spending expectations, MediaPost reports. A survey by Advertiser Perceptions showed more than two-thirds of the 1,000-plus ad executives interviewed expected to…

ContextWeb Picks Up Time Warner Exec

Time Warner’s Joe Kutchera has been hired by Adsdaq ad operator ContextWeb as director of Spanish-language markets, MediaPost reports. Kutchera will oversee ContextWeb’s new ability for marketers to target the Spanish-speaking audience online by category and keyword. Kutchera previously developed…

‘Seeker’ Makes Legendary Debut

Disney-ABC’s “Legend of the Seeker” is performing well after its first week on the air, Broadcasting & Cable reports. The show scored a 2.9 live-plus-same day household rating and 4.1 million total viewers during its two-hour premiere on Saturday and…

Senator Wants Price of Cable Reduced

Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., is poised to introduce legislation requiring cable companies to provide local TV signals at a reduced cost indefinitely to households that will lose over-the-air service after February’s digital television switch, Multichannel News reports. The senator is…

Sony Goes Green With TV Recycling Service

Sony wants to help those who purchase any Bravia high-definition television that’s 32 inches or larger properly dispose of their old TVs with its new “Green Glove” service, Brandweek reports. When an installation team comes to install the new system,…

OMD Tapped for CBS Media

Omnicom Group’s OMD has been awarded CBS’ media planning and buying account, Adweek reports. The assignment includes both CBS and sister network Showtime. The account was formerly with Interpublic Group’s Initiative, the former employer of OMD’s CEO Alan Cohen. Cohen…