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Twitter Rejects Offer From Facebook

Twitter has rejected a takeover offer worth $500 million from Facebook, the Silicon Valley Insider reports. The offer was in all-stock form. Twitter felt the figure was inflated and the shares should be valued at the lower figures that have…

Collective Media Debuts Ad Network

Ad network and technology provider Collective Media is expected to unveil its own performance-based ad network, MediaPost reports. Directive Network will stand out from more than 200 other networks, according to its CEO, Joe Apprendi, because, “unlike a lot of…

Colmes Leaving ‘Hannity’

After 12 years on the air, “Hannity & Colmes” is nearing its end, with TVNewser reporting co-host Alan Colmes plans to leave the show by year’s end. Colmes will stay with Fox News as a liberal commentator and as host…

NFL Staying on Network TV

In the wake of last week’s announcement that the college football Bowl Championship Series would move its big games from ABC to ESPN, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell tells Broadcasting & Cable not to expect any post-season games from his league…

Station GM Resigns Amid Racial Comments

The president and general manager of ABC’s Fresno, Calif., affiliate KFSN-TV resigned Sunday due to racial comments he made while in a jury selection pool. Last week while at Fresno County Superior Court, Bob Hall told a courtroom that he…

NCC Sales Hit $1 Billion

Mediaweek takes a look at spot cable advertising firm NCC as it passes $1 billion in sales for the first time. The milestone was reached with the help of this year’s election. “We took in an unprecedented share of political…

WDAZ General Manager Retiring

Bob Kerr, general manager of WDAZ-TV in Grand Forks, N.D., will retire in January, the Grand Forks Herald reports. Kerr has been with station owner Forum Communications for 32 years and with the station since 1981. “With all the fast-moving…

Tricia Helfer Joins ‘Chuck’

Tricia Helfer, known to most as Number Six on “Battlestar Galactica,” has been added to the cast of NBC’s “Chuck,” Entertainment Weekly reports. The actress will play Special Agent Alex Forrest in the series. Other guest stars to look out…

‘Green’ TWC Drops Environmental Unit

Despite changing its logo from blue to green this week in solidarity with parent company NBC Universal’s “Green Is Universal” environment initiative, the Weather Channel is cutting its entire environmental unit, TVNewser reports. This means its weekend program, “Forecast Earth,”…

Sezmi Lays Off 20 Employees

The broadcast-Internet hybrid TV service Sezmi has laid off 20% of its 100-person workforce, Multichannel News reports. Sezmi is a venture-funded startup founded two years ago, counting Morgenthaler Ventures, Omni Capital Group, Index Ventures, TD Fund and Legend Ventures as…