Tuesday, October 21, 2008
  • Media Blues: Failure To Build Online Revs

    Even before the economic meltdown, newspapers, magazines and radio were having a tough time. One of their biggest problems has been a failure to build online revenue centers with enough scale to offset losses in their traditional businesses. This failure was brought into focus with the Radio Advertising Bureau's announcement that total radio revenues fell 8% in September. ...Read the whole story

  • Good Vibes: Tribune Goes Mobile

    Tribune Company's licensing division has struck an agreement with mobile content distributor Vibes Media--Tribune's first major foray into distributing its content through a mobile provider. ...Read the whole story

  • Current TV Creates Laughs With Rooftop

    Current TV, the network that seeks to provide information and entertainment in the voice of young adults, will launch a stand-up comedy series. The network has a deal with RooftopComedy in which the distributor will provide it with a weekly show featuring young comedians on stage. ...Read the whole story

  • MediaBank Acquires MediaPlex, Picks Up Doner, Martin Agency, Others

    In a move that helps consolidate the fringe players competing against the dominant media buying processing provider, Donovan Data Systems, upstart MediaBank has acquired Mediaplex Systems from ValueClick. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the deal expands MediaBank's market share, and gives it more impetus in its quest to unseat DDS. ...Read the whole story

  • Westwood One Shuffles Exec Team

    Westwood One has announced an executive shuffle of top management. The company, which serves more than 5,000 radio and TV stations in the U.S., has reorganized leaders for two key units: the radio network and the Metro Networks Traffic Division. Rod Sherwood is its new president. ...Read the whole story

  • Ion Media Goes HD

    Ion Media will offer its three networks in high-definition next year. The trio includes its recently re-branded general entertainment network and two digital multicast channels. ...Read the whole story

  • Jets Game, 'Housewives' Win Sunday

    The New York Jets-Raiders game scored for ABC, while "Desperate Housewives" was the best non-sports show of the night. The big winner for the 18-34 crowd was Fox's "Family Guy." ...Read the whole story

Y'all Wanna Heah Sumthin' 'Bout South Carolina?

Some quick observations from South Carolina by a D@mn Yankee. Spent the weekend in the Myrtle Beach area of South Carolina, where people are significantly nicer, generally slower and considerably fatter than New York City. Also ...More


  • Watching TV Is Exhausting, Ads Overwhelm

    I have a confession: I don't watch a lot of TV. I watch most of my TV online these days. I gave up after watching the obstreperous, occasionally offensive ads repeated again and again, sometimes twice ...More