NBC's TV stations, worried that they may have been sending viewers to Viacom's CBS, will no longer run ads from cable network TNT promoting Monday-night reruns of "Without A Trace." TNT, owned by Time Warner, bought time during NBC's Thursday-night broadcast of "ER" The problem is that "Without A Trace" original episodes are broadcast by CBS at the same time that NBC airs "ER."
Tom Selleck has been tapped to star in an upcoming A&E biopic about former President Eisenhower, tentatively dubbed "Eisenhower: Thunder in June." Bob DeBitetto, SVP original programming for the network, said although Selleck bears little resemblance to Ike, he has the ability to bring out the general's character.
Weaker-than-expected ratings for the first four weeks of the broadcast season as well as a potentially slow scatter market could indicate that the TV paradigm may be shifting. TV today faces a two-pronged assault from fragmentation and interactive formats, Diane Mermigas writes.
The Alliance for Public Technology has said California's pricing policy on UNE-P discourages competition, and the state PUC should ease regulations. The state's total element long run incremental cost pricing strategy should be scrapped, the group says.