• Citing Free Speech, Justices Lift a Ban on Advertising Mixed-to-Order Drugs (NYTimes.com)
    The Supreme Court on Monday invalidated a provision of the federal food and drug laws that banned pharmacies from advertising "compounded" pharmaceuticals.
  • Sunday Fun Day for CBS (B&C)
    With two of its high-profile sweeps specials, as well as 60 Minutes, CBS coasted to ratings victory Sunday night, winning in households, total viewers, adults 25 through 54 and adults 18 through 49.
  • YES Network in Antitrust Suit vs Cablevision (Reuters)
    The Yankees Entertainment & Sports Network, which controls the broadcast rights to the New York Yankees baseball team, said on Monday it filed a federal lawsuit against Cablevision Systems Corp., alleging antitrust violations.
  • Most Commercial Broadcasters Will Miss Deadline for Digital Television (NYTimes.com)
    Almost three-quarters of the commercial broadcasters that were supposed to be offering a digital signal by Wednesday will fail to make the deadline.
  • Local Advertisers Uninformed About Web (Cyberatlas)
    Advertisers value regionally targeted Web media mostly because it's an inexpensive add-on to offline buys, according to new findings from the Newspaper Association of America.
  • Frenzy of TV Nostalgia Dominates U.S. May 'Sweeps' (Reuters)
    Network television will bid farewell to a lovelorn lawyer, a perky college coed and a batch of paranoid FBI agents while welcoming back its favorite shows of yesteryear for a nostalgia-soaked May "sweeps" period that started Thursday night.
  • AOL Time Warner Posts Massive Q1 Net Loss (Reuters)
    AOL Time Warner Inc., the world's largest Internet and media company, on Wednesday posted a $54.2 billion net loss, the largest ever U.S. quarterly net loss, after taking a whopping charge for accounting changes.
  • YES-Cablevision War Has a Winner: DirecTV (NYTimes.com)
    The feud between Cablevision and YES has helped DirecTV, whose new subscribers increased 100 percent from March to April.
  • CNN Ratings Jump With Blake Case (AP)
    The Robert Blake murder case may not rival O.J. Simpson's in television attention, but it's already caused a surprising ratings bump for CNN and a flareup of tensions in cable's hottest rivalry.
  • Yahoo CEO Says Hollywood Has Failed to Connect Online (Reuters)
    Terry Semel, chairman of Internet giant Yahoo Inc. and a former Hollywood executive, on Tuesday blasted major media companies for being paralyzed by the threat of online piracy and moving too slowly to bring music and movies to the Web.
« Previous Entries