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Hulu Confirms Plans To Launch Pay-tv Online Service

As expected, Hulu, the very-distant No. 2 video website behind YouTube, announced on Tuesday that it plans to launch a $10-per-month subscription service that will stream hundreds of TV episodes and movies to its customers....

America's Got Talent Wins Another Round

NBC's America's Got Talent once again nabbed the top two positions on Nielsen's ratings list for last week, but overall, CBS remained in the lead, placing seven shows in the top ten, all of them...

World News Producer "Frustrated" Being No. 2

ABC's World News executive producer Jon Banner has acknowledged that he is "deeply frustrated" that the news program with Diane Sawyer at the helm has made such slow progress in overtaking NBC Nightly News ,...

Hulu -- Instead Of Cable?

Hulu, the second-most-popular video website, is preparing to offer itself up as a cheap ($10.00 per month) alternative to cable TV as early as this week, the Los Angeles Times reported today (Tuesday), citing people...

Black Journalists Decry All-white Primetime On Cnn, Msnbc

The National Association of Black Journalists on Friday lashed out at CNN for its decision to replace Campbell Brown in the 8 00 p.m. time slot with two white co-hosts, Kathleen Parker and Eliot Spitzer....

Fcc Delays Decision On Nbc-comcast Merger

For a second time, the Federal Communications Commission has stopped the 180-day "clock" limiting its review of the Comcast-NBC merger. The commission said on Thursday that neither Comcast nor NBC had used the correct electronic...

Law & Order: Svu Moving To New York?

TV bosses are reportedly moving the set of LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT to New York to save money on filming.The legal drama is currently shot in North Bergen, New Jersey, but state authorities...

Katherine Jackson: 'People Wanted My Son Dead'

MICHAEL JACKSON's mother KATHERINE has backed her daughter LA TOYA's allegations the King of Pop was murdered - insisting her superstar son was convinced "people wanted him dead".In a rare TV interview with NBC's Dateline...

Report Final Network Holdout Cbs To Join Hulu

CBS, which is the only major broadcast network that does not provide programs on Hulu.com, may begin doing so at the beginning of the fall season, Bloomberg News reported on Wednesday, citing people with direct...

Sawyer Narrows Gap With Williams

Among the nightly newscasts last week, ABC World News with Diane Sawyer continued to cut into the lead of NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams last week. ABC said that compared to the same week...

Abc Scores Decisive Ratings Victory With Nba

ABC's hoop dreams came true last week as its coverage of Thursday's seventh and deciding game of the NBA Finals, in which the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Boston Celtics, drew 28.2 million viewers --...

Tiger's Still Not Out Of The Woods

Tiger Woods was still a strong contender to win the U.S. Open on Saturday, but NBC's telecast of the U.S. Open drew only so-so ratings. While the telecast of the golf tournament dominated the ratings...

Bon Jovi Splits From Manager

Bon Jovi have fired their manager.The group - consisting of Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, Tico Torres and David Bryan - have parted ways with their long-term colleague Jack Rovner, amid rumours he was responsible...

Sawyer May Be Gone Form Gma , But Ratings Have Improved

Allaying initial fears that the departure of Diane Sawyer from Good Morning America would damage the ratings for the ABC morning show, new Nielsen figures released Thursday show that its ratings are actually up slightly...

Jay's Ratings Fall Below Conan's

In his 15th week back as host of NBC's Tonight show, Jay Leno's ratings among adults 18-49 have dipped below those that Conan O'Brien garnered 15 weeks after he took over the show last year,...

Nba Finale Likely Drew Record Ratings

On a night that NBC use to call Must-See-TV night when it dominated the ratings on Thursdays, there really was only one must-see telecast to watch -- the seventh and deciding game of the NBA...

Nba Dominates Week's Tv Ratings

The biggest stars on television last week were not actors but Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers and Paul Pierce of the Boston Celtics as the NBA finals on dominated the ratings and gave...

Sidibe's Mother A Sensation On Agt

A 53-year-old woman who told judges on NBC's America's Got Talent Tuesday night that she had earned her living for the past 20 years singing in New York subway terminals received a standing, cheering ovation...

Teamsters Union Supports Nbc/comcast Merger

The Teamsters Union, which has frequently found itself at odds with fellow unions representing workers in the TV and cable industries, has sent a letter to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski backing the Comcast-NBC Universal merger....

Nbc Reports Strong Upfront Sales

NBC on Thursday completed its upfront sales for the fall season. Trade reports were at odds over the estimated receipts for its broadcast and cable networks, but even a lowball estimate that they were flat...

Mark Cuban Throws In With Carl Icahn

Carl Icahn's effort to gain control of Lions Gate Entertainment received a big boost Thursday from fellow billionaire Mark Cuban. In interviews with CNBC and the New York Post Cuban, the owner of HDNet, Landmark...

New Jersey Abandoning Movie Tax Credits

New Jersey, a state that has used its tax-credit program to entice producers of The Wrestler, Julie and Julia, and such TV shows as Law & Order SVU and Mercy , is likely to become...

Hulu To Begin Charging

Hulu, the second-largest video website behind YouTube, plans to begin a paid subscription service within the next month or two, published reports said Wednesday. Although it has expanded at a fast clip over the past...

Sports A Big Ratings Winner

Sports specials continued to run counter to the downward trend of most broadcast network ratings as the first two games of the NBA championship series attracted the biggest audience in 16 years and the first...

Tv Ads Cost Less In First Half Of 2010

The average 30-second spot on network television cost $104,051 during the first six months of this year, down about 10 percent from the same period a year ago, according to MediaWeek magazine, which cited figures...

Talent Runs Rings Around Hoops

The NBA Finals may not have continued to dominate the ratings Tuesday night. While Game 3 between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics averaged 11.53 million viewers according to the Nielsen overnight figures,...

Cowell Planning World Talent Contest

Simon Cowell is planning to turn his "[ Country's ] Got Talent franchise into a kind of international talent Olympics by pitting the winners and runners-up in the 36 countries where it is broadcast against...

June Madness Arrives

There's nothing like a basketball matchup between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers to lift TV ratings -- and Thursday's coverage on ABC did just that in spades. Game 1 of the NBA...

Bravo Shouts "Bravo!" Over New Ratings

They may not have resembled the lofty performing-arts programs and dramas that once distinguished the Bravo cable-TV channel, but shows like The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Watch What Happens Live, and Top Chef Masters...

Journalists On Raided Flotilla Protest Treatment By Israelis

Some 60 broadcast and print journalists who were aboard the flotilla that was raided by Israeli forces on Monday have reportedly been released by the Israeli military and are being deported from Israel along with...

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