Monday, August 20, 2012
  • IPTV Push For Multiscreen Viewing

    As with other multichannel TV providers, IPTV companies delivering TV and other content will aggressively move to offer more multiscreen viewing over the next year. ...Read the whole story

  • Reilly Upped To Fox Broadcasting Entertainment Chairman

    Kevin Reilly, who had been president of entertainment of Fox Broadcasting, will now oversee all programming, scheduling, marketing, research, digital and business affairs for the network as chairman of entertainment for Fox Broadcasting. ...Read the whole story

  • Eli Manning Backs BankPlus

    A new ad campaign plays with the idea of NFL star Eli Manning as a regular Joe who never played football. The effort for Mississippi-based BankPlus is meant to support the financial institution's position that it treats everyone the same, famous or not. ...Read the whole story

    Around The Net

    • Online Media Star Of Political ConventionsThe Wall Street Journal

      When Republicans convene next week in Tampa, Fla., and Democrats the week after in Charlotte, N.C., major broadcast networks, as well as Politico and HuffPo, will provide extensive, often live coverage of events. There will be gavel-to-gavel coverage – just not on TV. Marc Burstein, senior executive producer for special events at ABC News, predicts “we are going to reach millions more viewers in ways other than just television." ABC’s partnership with Yahoo has greatly expanded its digital reach. Time magazine has formed a partnership with Foursquare. ...Read the whole story

    • Pink Slips For 20 'Tonight' Show Staffers; Leno Gets Pay

      Twenty staffers lost their jobs at NBC's "The Tonight Show," and host Jay Leno took what some said was a "tremendous" pay cut to help prevent more layoffs. This was probably the most high-profile pink-slipped event "in a string of layoffs and budget-trimming at NBC," writes Nellie Andreeva. "Insiders say that virtually every department of the network has been affected by the wave of company-wide cost-cutting, which started in January." ...Read the whole story

    • NFL Network, Cee Lo Give Fans A

      Musician/entrepreneur and "The Voice" judge Cee Lo Green has recorded a new "Fantham" for the "Thursday Night Football" introduction, played out to The Ramones' "Blitzkrieg Bop," and NFL Network is searching for fans who want to be part of the weekly opening segment. ...Read the whole story

    DEV WATCH: Announces " Audience Unifier"

    As initially reported in VidBlog on August 17, just announced its “ Audience Unifier” that enables brands to buy targeted digital video ads based on TV viewing behaviors using “Nielsen Online Audience Segments – TV Viewing” ...More

    • As Big Media Gets Bigger, What's Left To Buy?

      What's left for big media to buy? Comcast could be looking for more. CBS? Perhaps it could use a few more few more cable channels -- especially widely distributed basic ones. Fox has broad assets, including ...More