Thursday, April 28, 2011
  • Pedowitz Named CW President

    Former ABC executive Mark Pedowitz will take over as president for The CW Television Network, replacing Dawn Ostroff, the network's most senior executive since it launched in 2006. ...Read the whole story

  • Belo Total Revs Dip, Spot Sees Some Uptick

    TV station groups are starting to see lower financial results -- partly due to off-year periods with no Olympics or major elections. Dallas-based Belo Corp.'s total revenue decreased 1.9% in the first quarter of 2011 versus the previous year to $151.5 million, dipping to a net loss of $4.3 million versus a net profit of $13.5 million. ...Read the whole story

  • Young Broadcasting Names Cassara CEO

    Station group Young Broadcasting, which emerged from bankruptcy last year, has tapped board member Tony Cassara as CEO. The company also announced that Vincent Young, who founded the company with his father in 1986, has left the board. ...Read the whole story

  • Meredith Magazine, TV Revs Slip

    The recovery in consumer magazines is proving to be somewhat uneven, as Meredith Corp., a leading women's interest publisher and broadcast TV station owner, reported that total revenues slipped 3.4% to $341 million in the first quarter of 2011. ...Read the whole story

  • TV Guide Network Launches Original Series

    TV Guide Network will launch two shows looking to capitalize on the seemingly endless celebrity fascination. Based on the Web site "Gossip Cop," an eponymous series will examine whether the tabloids have it right, while another show will take a "comedic look" at celebrity fashion, as yet unnamed. ...Read the whole story

  • NBC's 'Voice' Belts Out Ratings

    NBC's aggressively marketed new singing competition series "The Voice" hit a big note -- the best-rated premiere of a new show this season. ...Read the whole story

  • CW Marketing Exec Haskins To Leave Network

    More executives departures at the CW: Its senior marketing executive Rick Haskins is leaving. Haskins came to the network in January 2006, just at the time of CW's launch -- the result of merging the assets of the former WB and UPN networks. ...Read the whole story

Donald Trump: Presidential Candidate, Trash TV Titan or Both?

Is Donald Trump a "carnival barker"? Are his collective media appearances of late the stuff of a "sideshow"? President Obama seemed to suggest as much during a very brief press conference yesterday in which he attempted ...More