GSN is preparing the world's first reality show on thoroughbred racing, "The American Dream Derby." Six yet-to-be-picked contestants will vie for a chance to buy a horse and enter it in a final live race.
Si TV, available to 7 million homes on the Dish Network, aims to reach a young Hispanic demographic by broadcasting in English. A challenge facing the network is convincing operators and advertisers that the Hispanic market, far from being "monolithic," is composed of discrete segments.
NAB President Eddie Fritts said he is concerned that FCC chief Michael Powell "may have abandoned the digital transition." Fritts' main complaint concerns a plan to change the way the government counts homes that receive digital service from local stations. Fritts says the new plan is "like moving goal posts in the middle of a game."
Cablevision topped other MSOs in cable modem penetration at the end of 2003, reaching 24% of all homes passed, according to a report by Broadband Daily. Cox was second at 18%, followed by Time Warner at 17%.
The San Francisco Bay Area topped a list of U.S. cities that offer the most wireless Internet access. Intel's Anand Chandrasekhar said, "These surveys provide a snapshot of how the technology is being installed and where."