TV / Video

CC Must Divest Stations to Close Buyout Bid

NEW YORK The U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday that Clear Channel must divest radio stations in four markets in order to close its $19.5 billion buyout by private equity […]

MediaCom Names Strategy Chief

NEW YORK WPP Group’s MediaCom has hired Margaret Lewis as chief strategy officer for the U.S., a new position at the agency. Lewis will oversee the development of communications strategy […]

FCC Slates Net Neutrality Hearing

WASHINGTON The Federal Communications Commission is getting serious about the thorny problem of network neutrality as it scheduled a public hearing on the issue in Boston this month. The hearing […]

For Broadcast Nets, Upfronts Are Go

NEW YORK All of the broadcast networks will do some type of upfront presentation during the traditional upfront week, May 12-15 this year, but they may not include the elaborate […]

News Corp. Mulls Yahoo! Deal

NEW YORK In the latest twist in the Yahoo! saga, News Corp. is taking a second look at a possible deal with the online giant just days after chairman and […]

Yahoo! CEO Says: Nix Microsoft

NEW YORK Yahoo! CEO Jerry Yang is urging his company’s shareholders to reject any overtures from Microsoft, just as reports emerge that the embattled portal is seeking an alliance with […]

Publicis, Optimedia Launch Strategic Unit

NEW YORK Publicis USA and its media agency unit Optimedia have launched Optimedia Inside, a new joint venture designed to offer clients “media-neutral strategic solutions” for their marketing plans and […]

Hollywood Writers End Strike

LOS ANGELES The Hollywood writers’ strike is over. In balloting conducted Tuesday at single sites in Beverly Hills, Calif., and New York, Writers Guild of America members voted overwhelmingly to […]

PQ: Branded Entertainment to Surge in ’08

NEW YORK Branded entertainment is projected to grow 14 percent in 2008 to $25.4 billion despite the sluggish overall economy, according to new research by PQ Media. The firm’s “Branded […]

Writers Could Return by Wednesday

LOS ANGELES Hollywood scribes have written a multi-part denouement for the industry’s epic labor saga. Industry professionals could get back to work soon, but the Writers Guild of America is […]