Friday, December 24, 2010
  • FCC Looks Favorably On NBC/Comcast Merger

    A top Comcast executive is "gratified" by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski's recommended proposal to clear its joint venture with NBC Universal. A full vote of all five FCC commissioners should come in January. ...Read the whole story

  • Affluent Consumers Most Likely DVR Owners

    Income levels often click with technology adoption. So it's no surprise that homes with DVRs have an upscale profile. Nielsen research shows adults in homes with incomes of $75,000+ account for nearly 50% of all DVR owners. ...Read the whole story

  • Sony TV Launches Online Ad Platform

    Sony Pictures Television kicked off its online platform for Latin America, which lets advertisers integrate their products into video content offered by SPT's cable sites:,, and ...Read the whole story

  • Mag Bag: Griffin Shakes Up Time Inc.

    CEO Jack Griffin continued his reorganization of Time Inc. with the appointment of John Q. Griffin, the former president of publishing for the National Geographic Society, as executive vice president and president of the Time Inc. News Group. The new unit resulted from splitting up the company's previously united News and Sports Group. ...Read the whole story

  • Clear Channel Exploring Debt, Credit Options

    CC Media Holdings, the parent of outdoor and radio giant Clear Channel Communications, this morning issued a statement saying it is "exploring a diverse array of alternatives in an effort to optimize their overall capital structure." The media holding company said those alternatives may include new credit facilities and more debt to what is already a highly leveraged enterprise. The company said proceeds from any new credit facilities would be used to refinance existing debt. ...Read the whole story

  • MTV Plans 'Jersey' Spinoff

    "Jersey Shore" cast member Paul DelVecchio, aka DJ Pauly D, has signed a series option deal with MTV for a pilot. "Jersey" has become a major hit for the network, ranking No. 1 on basic cable for the 12-34 demo this year. ...Read the whole story

  • Kindle Having Banner Year

    While Apple's iPad has grabbed much of the category publicity, Amazon's Kindle is having a banner year. Per Bloomberg, sales for the e-reader are expected to top 8 million units. The boost may be helped by Kindle's new price tag: $139. ...Read the whole story