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Company Uses Facebook to Access Teens

EF Educational Tours, along with “The Real World” producer Bunim/Murray Productions, has launched a Web video series on Facebook, Adweek reports. “Life on Tour” chronicles teens experiencing a trip to Lucerne, Switzerland, Paris, Florence and Rome in weekly 5-minute installments….

ABC Family Offering ‘Harry Potter’ Sneak Peek

The first four installments of the “Harry Potter” film franchise will air Dec. 5-7 during ABC Family’s “25 Days of Christmas,” TV Guide reports. Sneak peeks of the upcoming theatrical release “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” will be peppered…

CW on the Verge of Renewing ‘Top Model’

The CW is close to renewing “America’s Next Top Model” for a 13th season, the Hollywood Reporter says. Wednesday’s season finale of the competitive reality show was up 21% from the previous week’s airing. Just last week the network announced…

Fox Gives Feresten Six-Week Tryout

Fox’s “Talkshow With Spike Feresten” will begin airing weeknights at 11 p.m. for a six-week trial run beginning Jan. 17, Broadcasting & Cable reports. The show will increase in length from 30 minutes to an hour. Fox wants to know…

Fox Cable Networks Promotes Fang

Fox Cable Networks has named Jessica Fang VP of national accounts, Multichannel News reports. Fang, a six-year veteran at FCN, has been instrumental in some of the national accounts team’s most complex deals, including ones with Comcast, Cox and Insight,…

Live Sports Streams Growing

Live streaming of sports is all the rage as it provides new opportunities for fans, networks, leagues, Internet providers and advertisers, Multichannel News reports. Networks are given another medium to cover more sports while fans are given better access and…

Comcast Disbanding CN8

Comcast’s regional network CN8 will disband by year’s end, Broadcasting & Cable reports. Comcast will replace it with the Comcast Network, a new network that will focus on the Philadelphia/Pittsburgh and Washington/Baltimore regions, Broadcasting & Cable says. Some 300 CN8…

O’Donnell, Vieira Talk Walters, ‘View’

Rosie O’Donnell took her feud with Barbara Walters and “The View” to the set of NBC’s “Today” this morning in an interview with another “View” alum, Meredith Vieira, the Los Angeles Times reports. O’Donnell, who was on the show to…

Obama ‘New Best Friend’ of Sports Marketers

After submitting a video message for Chicago’s bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympics and telling “60 Minutes” he’d support an effort to get the BCS to change to a playoff post-season format, Advertising Age is calling Barack Obama “sports…

Disney Spent $1.7 Mil Lobbying Washington

The Walt Disney Co., whose divisions include ABC and ESPN, spent $1.7 million lobbying the government during the third quarter, the Associated Press reports. The company’s subsidiary, Disney, lobbied on legislation ranging from tax treatment of film productions, theme park…