Friday, November 30, 2001
  • EarthLink High Speed Internet Comes to NYC

    EarthLink Inc. today began offering EarthLink High Speed Internet service to consumers within the service area of Time Warner Cable of New York City. EarthLink High Speed Internet service is available now to approximately 2 million households in Time Warner Cable's New York City service area. ...Read the whole story

  • The World’s Top 10 Ad Groups

    (in millions)------------------------------------------------ global gross income billings 1. Interpublic* $8,135 $68,000 2. WPP $7,971 $67,225 3. Omnicom $6,986 $55,651 4. Dentsu $3,089 $21,689 5. Havas $2,757 $26,346 6. Publicis $2,479 $29,303 7. Bcom3 Group $2,216 $17,933 8. Grey Global $1,863 $11,406 9. Cordiant $1,255 $11,256 10.Hakuhodo $1,009 $ 7,640 ------------------------------------------------* Including True NorthSource: Ad Age ...Read the whole story

  • ABC Buys 'Harry Potter,' Sequel

    ABC has acquired the television rights to the record-setting children's film 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone' and its sequel, in what is rumored to be one of the most expensive such deals in TV history. The network did not disclose a price for its purchase of rights to 'Harry Potter' and a sequel, 'Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,' but Reuters reported that ABC paid between $60 million and $70 million for each film. ...Read the whole story

  • Fox, NBC Seeking to Lease Saturday Morning Blocks

    Reuters reported yesterday that the power of 'Pokemon' and round-the-clock cable cartoons has proven too much for NBC and Fox in the children's enclave of Saturday morning television -- so they have decided to leave the sandbox. Faced with increasingly stiff competition for young TV viewers, the two broadcast networks are seeking to lease out their Saturday morning time slots to outside programmers for a flat fee, officials at both companies said Thursday. ...Read the whole story

  • The Best Killer App

    At The Bandies Awards 2001 event, held concurrently with the Western Cable Show, Catalina Marketing Corporation and RespondTV took the top prize in the Killer Application category. The winning interactive campaign was the first of its kind to allow television viewers to use their remote to enter loyalty card account information during targeted ads and then automatically receive a discount the next time they make a purchase at a participating supermarket. The campaign integrated RespondTV's interactive TV transaction processing capabilities with the Catalina Marketing Network to provide an integrated solution for the consumer packaged goods industry. -- Adam Bernard ...Read the whole story

  • Adios to Cristina
  • Coming up on SNL