Late News

Feb 25, 2002  •  Post A Comment

Time Warner says YES
New York-Time Warner Cable will carry the Yankee Entertainment and Sports Network (YES) on all its cable systems in New York state and New Jersey. The deal, which was announced Friday, goes into effect next month. Time Warner serves approximately 3 million homes in the two states.
Six sign on for `Good Day’
Los Angeles-Twentieth Television’s slow rollout for its “Good Day Live” strip is growing faster by the month. The distributor has added six stations to the series, with WTTG-TV in Washington, WJBK-TV in Detroit, KRIV-TV in Houston, WJW-TV in Cleveland, KSTU-TV in Salt Lake City and WBRC-TV in Birmingham, Ala., now on board. The new stations will begin airing the show March 18.
Comcast-AT&T to Justice
Washington-The Federal Trade Commission declined comment at deadline on a report that FTC Chairman Tim Muris had referred review of Comcast’s proposed acquisition of AT&T to the Department of Justice. Watchdog groups wanted FTC review on the theory the independent agency would hold the deal to a higher standard. Jeff Chester, executive director of the Center for Digital Democracy, said Mr. Muris advised agency colleagues about the referral.
Columbia TriStar deals
Los Angeles-Columbia TriStar Domestic Television has cleared New York for “$100,000 Pyramid” with a double run on Fox owned-and-operated station WNYW-TV. With the cash-plus-barter deal, the show now carries an 88 percent clearance. WNYW also renewed “Shipmates” for a sophomore season and picked up weekend runs of “The Larry Sanders Show” from the syndicator.