Thursday, October 30, 2008
  • Fall Massacre: Gannett Cuts Thousands of Jobs

    Newspapers are seeing red in newsrooms nationwide. On Tuesday Gannett said it would be laying off 3,000 employees, or roughly 10% of its total work force of about 32,000. Not only are big companies like McClatchy and Tribune cutting, but their smaller competitors are also swinging the axe with abandon. ...Read the whole story

  • Comcast Sees Boost In 3Q Revs

    The weakening economy hasn't affected Comcast Corp yet--but the fragile TV advertising market is starting to. Still, Comcast's overall third-quarter results rocketed up 38% to $771 million. ...Read the whole story

  • Grasso To SVP, Programming For Oprah Net

    Maria Grasso, credited with the Lifetime hit "Army Wives," has been named senior vice president, programming for OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network. Grasso will supervise development of scripted, alternative, short and long-form programming. ...Read the whole story

  • First Is Last: Meredith, Fiscal 1Q '09 Down

    Big political TV advertising dollars couldn't make up for the bigger downward ad trend for Meredith Corp. in its fiscal 2009 first-quarter results. The company's broadcasting revenues slipped 6.7%, while publishing was down 9%. ...Read the whole story

  • Scripps: 3Q Cable Revs Up, But Scatter Softens

    A top executive at Food Network and HGTV said Wednesday that he doesn't anticipate advertisers canceling orders placed for early 2009 due to the economy, but getting a final read will come over the next week. ...Read the whole story

  • U.S. Senators Concerned About The NFL Network

    It's the same TV football blame game: Congressmen blame the NFL, and the NFL blames cable operators. This year, Sen. Arlen Specter and 12 other senators are again worried that the same problems will occur this season, with NFL games not being available to all viewers who want to see those games. ...Read the whole story

  • OVAB Metric Key To Targeted Reach

    Looking to develop a type of ratings system for the growing number of place-based networks, the Out-of-Home Video Advertising Bureau (OVAB) released guidelines Wednesday for what could become the currency for advertisers that buy the medium. ...Read the whole story

Hockey Mom-ographics

Hockey moms - what a marvelously potent voting bloc. While the liberal media is smitten with this new BFF, we need to see what the liberal media research has to say about their demographic power. We ...More