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Jun 18, 2001  •  Post A Comment

KCAL onboard for
`Jules Verne’ series
Los Angeles-Indie syndication player Promark has cleared the country’s second-largest market for upcoming weekly series “The Secret Adventures of Jules Verne” for the fall. With most of the country now cleared, the company has added KCAL-TV, Los Angeles, to its roster. The show, with a dual run on the Sci-Fi Channel, now boasts a U.S. clearance rate topping 80 percent and will debut in October.
Access Project wants
govt. ads identified
Washington-The activist Media Access Project last week asked the Federal Communications Commission to reject a request by the
Advertising Council seeking to relieve stations of the obligation to identify the White House’s Office of National Drug Control Policy as a sponsor of independently produced public service announcements. The office helps underwrite the PSAs as part of a $195 million-a-year federal program.
According to MAP, the law clearly requires the PSAs, which are also reviewed by the White House, to identify the federal government as a sponsor. The Ad Council is concerned that the identifications could “compromise” the PSA program.
Cohen vacating post
at Cartoon Network
Atlanta-Cartoon Network President Betty Cohen is stepping down. She will remain with AOL Time Warner’s Turner Broadcasting division, however, focusing her attention on interactive infotainment targeted to the youth market. Turner President of General Entertainment Brad Siegel will assume responsibility for Cartoon Network.