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Can Piers Punch Back?

Shaw had it half right: Not only are England and America two nations separated by a common language, but we’re also forever riven by custom. Perverse contrarians, the Brits revel…

February 21, 2011, 12:00 AM EST

Fox Soccer, MLS Kick Off Year With Deal

After allowing its contract with Major League Soccer to expire in November, Fox Soccer has re-upped its contract with the league for a single year. Both sides have completed a…

February 18, 2011, 12:00 AM EST

Rednecks, Juice Heads Are Big Cable Draws

History’s eclectic lineup of Vegas pawnbrokers, Iowa antique collectors and that stand-up comic with the phony Southern accent helped the network nail down prime-time ratings victories among the two major…

February 16, 2011, 12:00 AM EST

Will Comcast Tighten Ebersol's Purse Strings?

Dick Ebersol may be hamstrung in his latest bid to land the media rights to the 2014 and 2016 Olympics, as his new boss at NBC Universal suggested he’s ready…

February 16, 2011, 12:00 AM EST

Wild Card: Olbermann and Current TV

Twenty-four hours after setting keyboards clacking with the news that he would be running herd on all news operations at Al Gore’s Current TV, Keith Olbermann pulled a Claude (The…

February 13, 2011, 12:00 AM EST

NFL Fans to Fume

Perhaps it has something to do with the miscellany of avian mascots scattered throughout the National Football League, but the labor dispute between owners and players has given rise to…

February 13, 2011, 12:00 AM EST

NBA's All-Star Ad Performance

A powerhouse ad market and double-digit ratings gains primed the pump for a quick sellout of TNT’s 2011 NBA All-Star Game Weekend. As evidenced by a swell of automotive, beer…

February 13, 2011, 12:00 AM EST

Buick Signs On as March Madness Postgame Sponsor

Buick has signed on as the presenting sponsor of a new March Madness postgame show to air on truTV and TBS.The automaker is backing 13 installments of a half-hour wrap…

February 10, 2011, 12:00 AM EST

ESPN Tearing Up Ad Sales Field

ESPN’s advertising sales revenues are growing at a faster clip than any other cable television network, and all signs point to continued gains leading up to the spring upfront period.Thanks…

February 9, 2011, 12:00 AM EST

MTV Keeps Fist Pumping With Jersey Shore

MTV’s Jersey Shore juggernaut keeps destroying everything in its path, as the Seaside Heights gang last week put up the biggest deliveries on basic cable.Per Nielsen live-plus-same-day ratings data, the…

February 8, 2011, 12:00 AM EST

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