Friday, March 16, 2012
  • Young Broadcasting CEO Cassara Resigns

    Young Broadcasting, the group with 10 stations that emerged from bankruptcy in 2010, said CEO Tony Cassara has stepped down as CEO and as a member of the board. Young will search for a new CEO as Deb McDermott remains as president. ...Read the whole story

  • MTV Shifts From Gaga To Garages, New 'Artists.' Site Combines Curation, Commerce, New Ad Opps

    In a bid to regain its supremacy as the dominant medium for musicians to connect with fans, MTV is returning to its musical roots, albeit online.The move, unveiled late Thursday during a presentation at the SXSW Music Festival in Austin, includes the launch of a new online destination -- www.artists.mtv.com -- which combines MTV-produced fan pages with ecommerce features that will enable everyone from headliners to garage bands to have an MTV-branded presence online. ...Read the whole story

  • CW's Mobile App Airs Lineup Next Day

    Pushing the boundaries to where its young TV viewers are, as well as helping its TV advertising sponsors, The CW will launch a new mobile app where full episodes of its TV shows can be viewed the next day. ...Read the whole story

  • With CBS Airing NCAA, NBC Sitcoms Gain

    With CBS in NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament mode -- airing the first big night of the event on Thursday -- some networks expected the worst. But it turned out better than expected. ...Read the whole story

  • Burnett Takes Ownership Stake In YouToo

    Mark Burnett, who has overseen a string of reality hits dating back to the launch of "Survivor," has taken an ownership stake in Youtoo, a TV network that allows people to upload videos of themselves. Burnett plans to use the Youtoo interactive technology to deepen audience participation. ...Read the whole story

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TV, Net Growth Propelled By Reach - On Any Screen

As distinctions blur across screens on Internet-connected tablets, smartphones, computers and televisions, two things will happen. Economics and content will become more integrated and ubiquitous, and a more universal interactive experience will emerge. ...More