Thursday, February 28, 2008
  • Byrne To Lead New Nielsen Entertainment Unit

    Nielsen Business Media has revamped its entertainment publishing businesses under a new group and appointed veteran entertainment publishing executive Gerry Byrne to lead the new unit. ...Read the whole story

  • Obama Heavily Targets Local Newspaper Sites In Ohio, Texas

    Both Clinton and Obama have utilized the Web, but Obama's campaign is running a larger high-traffic sweep of local newspaper sites in Ohio and Texas in the days leading up to the March 4 primary. ...Read the whole story

  • ESPN Sticks By Commentator After Confession

    Fernando Vina, who failed to be interviewed during preparation of the Mitchell Report that alleged he used performance-enhancing drugs, will continue in a journalistic role as a baseball commentator on ESPN. The veteran of five Major League teams later admitted to using human growth hormone after the report came out. ...Read the whole story

  • Cramer Slams NAB For Opposing Satellite Radio Merger

    Jim Cramer, the popular host of CNBC's "Mad Money," laid into the National Association of Broadcasters and members of Congress on Monday for trying to stop the merger of XM and Sirius Satellite. Cramer blamed the NAB for lobbying politicians to stop the merger, now under review by the Justice Department, which he said would benefit consumers as well as the companies. ...Read the whole story

  • LIN TV Expects Affil To Pay For Top Shows

    The top executive at LIN TV, a station group which operates 10 stations that carry the NFL, said Wednesday he expects networks to increasingly seek compensation for premium content, such as the league's games. In lieu of cash, they may ask for more ad inventory in the broadcasts. ...Read the whole story

  • 'TMZ' Extends Visibility On MySpace

    As MySpace moves to bulk up its video content, the booming site has reached a deal to offer programming -- albeit snippets -- from the syndicated celebrity-newsmagazine "TMZ." ...Read the whole story

  • Convenience Stores Gets Digital Network

    The burgeoning digital out-of-home market is getting yet another new player with the creation by Transworld Media of a new digital network serving over 1,200 independent convenience stores. The network includes convenience stores in Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Chicago. ...Read the whole story

  • Medium Gap: 'Quarterlife' Doesn't Deliver

    Unfortunately, NBC's "Quarterlife" delivered as billed--and then some. The highly touted Internet show sank some 33% less in adult 18-49 viewers than a repeat of "Law & Order: SVU," which aired in the same time period the week before. ...Read the whole story