Friday, July 28, 2006
  • Charles Collier, 11 Execs Exit Court TV

    The fallout over the sale of Court TV, now under the direction of Turner Broadcasting, has resulted in the exit of 12 senior execs, a shakeup of the network's ad sales division and the departure of Charles Collier, executive vice president of advertising sales. The move comes at a tricky time for Court TV. The network is still in the middle of a difficult cable upfront. ...Read the whole story

  • Weak NBC Ratings, Auto Sales Drive Hearst-Argyle Ad Revenue Down In Q2

    Hampered by a slowdown in the auto category and low ratings at the NBC network, second-quarter advertising revenue fell for the Hearst-Argyle station group--if political spending is stripped out. ...Read the whole story

  • XM Lowers Subscription Forecast

    During a second-quarter earnings announcement on Thursday, XM Satellite Radio cut its prediction of the number of subscribers it would have by year's end from 8.5 million to a range between 7.7 and 8.2 million. This is the second reduction in XM's forecasted subscription base--which began at 9 million in March, but was reduced to 8.5 in May. ...Read the whole story

  • TiVo To Sell DVR Tracking Data, But NBC's Not Buying It

    A day after TiVo announced it will sell second-by-second data as a way to gauge DVR behavior, NBC's top research executive says his network has no intention of buying it. The principal reason: his belief that the TiVo universe is vastly different from the population at large--since it's comprised mostly of early-adopters who behave differently than "mainstream customers." ...Read the whole story

  • Mag Bag: ASBPE Announces B-to-B Laurels

    The American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) named tech magazine weekly Computerworld the best B-to-B publication of 2006 at its awards dinner in Chicago last Thursday, where the title bested more than 100 other nominees to take its second such ASBPE recognition in the last three years. The mag's Web site also took the gold for best "overall Web publication." ...Read the whole story