Dave Itzkoff of the NYTimes asked me last week to look at a 30-second video of a cute little pig rescuing a cute little bleating goat that was somehow trapped in a pond.
Kelly Mcbride @ Poynter - TV / Radio - on 27/2/13
In an apparent bid to set a legal precedent, Cablevision on Tuesday announced that it has filed a lawsuit against Viacom for “bundling,” the practice by which programmers force distributors to carry low-rated channels as a condition of carrying their more popular networks.
Adweek.com - on 26/2/13
An adorable animal video on YouTube proved irresistible to several news programs, but its dramatic rescue of a baby goat was staged.
Dave Itzkoff @ NYTimes Media - on 26/2/13
The midseason competition series bowed Friday, Feb. 8 to 4. 01 million viewers and a 0. 9 in the adults 18-49 demo, per Nielsen live-plus-same-day data. In CBS’ target demo (adults 25-54), The Job averaged a 1. 2 rating in the 8 p. m. time slot.
Adweek.com - on 19/2/13
Backlash from advertisers and readers prompts US gossip website to pull video of clubgoer being shot dead in Hollywood.
Josh Halliday @ MediaGuardian - Advertising - on 25/1/13
Is your dog a total "dog"? So asks this billboard spotted in Los Angeles, purportedly offering canine plastic surgery from one Dr. Steven Armond. It turns out it's a promotion for Kroll Show, an upcoming sketch-comedy show on Comedy Central starring Nick Kroll. Similar ads have been seen on the New York City subway, where they take on a real Dr.
Mediaweek (US) - on 9/1/13
Analysts have changed tone about Viacom, the owner of MTV, Nickeolodeon, Comedy Central, VH1 and BET. Barclay's media guru Anthony DiClemente was the most poilite of the bunch, congratulating Viacom execs on the lack of correspondance between plummeting ratings and more modestly diminished ad prices. "Investors are pleasantly surprised by the lack of correlation between ratings declines and advertising trends," DiClemente told Dauman.
Mediaweek (US) - on 15/11/12
For all the screw-ups, awkward vamping, GIF-ready facial expressions and ginned-up suspense, you just can't beat live television coverage for an election.
Adweek.com - on 7/11/12
IDEA: Who can resist the dulcet tones of a lecherous old crooner? Hotel staff can't. Or at least, they couldn't a generation ago, when the old windbag was in his prime. Charm, and baritone pipes, would get him a fancy suite, and the girl as well. But now, in a pair of Kayak.
Adweek.com - on 16/10/12
CBS announced today that it has pulled the plug on its Friday night legal drama Made In Jersey, making it the first casualty of the fall TV season.
Adweek.com - on 10/10/12
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