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Jun 18, 2002  •  Post A Comment

This week’s personnel moves

As president of original programming at HBO, Chris Albrecht has overseen development of one of the most envied series lineups on television. (See Albrecht: Life on the edge)

Stephanopoulos to solo on ABC’s ‘This Week’

George Stephanopoulos will become the solo anchor of ABC News’ “This Week” in September, and “World News Tonight” senior producer Jon Banner will become the Sunday newsmaker program’s executive producer. MORE

6/18/02 7:35 a.m. PT

DirecTV to carry 37 additional Pax-affiliate stations: Despite the U.S. Supreme Court today rejecting appeals from the direct broadcast satellite industry (DirecTV and soon-to-be parent Echostar) to reverse the must-carry rules requiring carriage of local TV stations, Paxson Communications Corporation sealed with DirecTV for the additional carriage of 37 TV stations affiliated with Pax TV. MORE

6/17/02 10:35 p.m. PT

USA, Univision score big in World Cup: Although the Monday telecast of the World Cup soccer match between the USA and Mexico kept viewers up late, the second-round game drew the second-highest local metered markets ratings ever for Univision Network flagship station KMEX-TV in Los Angeles. MORE

6/17/02 10:35 p.m. PT

Ratings higher with Portable People Meters, says Arbitron: Television ratings for persons 6+ are 57 percent higher when reported by the Portable People Meter than those reported by the Nielsen Media Research meter/diary-integrated estimates … MORE

6/17/02 2:25 p.m. PT

ABC Family adding ‘Beyblade,’ ‘Shinzo’ to summer slate: ABC Family will expand its kids’ summer programming schedule in July with two new Japanese animes — “Beyblade” and “Shinzo.” The channel will be running 10 hours of kids’ programming on the weekends and 10 hours across the weekdays, including three different series featuring big-screen phenomenon “Spider-Man.”

6/17/02 2:46 p.m. PT

KABC-TV first in local ratings for Lakers parade coverage: KABC-TV came in first in the Los Angeles market for the telecast of last Friday’s Los Angeles Lakers victory parade, which ran from 10 a.m. to about 1 p.m. The broadcast pre-empted KABC’s regular programming and earned a 5.8 Nielsen Media Research and 18 share. Viacom-owned KCAL-TV, which is Los Angeles’ regular Lakers station, came in second place with a 3.9/12 for its parade coverage.

6/17/02 2:25 p.m. PT

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