Viacom, Fox, the Screen Actors Guild and other groups today are expected to file a petition with the FCC to overturn a ruling against U2 singer Bono, who used the term "f-ing brilliant" during the Golden Globes broadcast. NBC has not joined the petition and instead will file its own petition seeking a similar review.
As DVRs and VOD become more popular, advertisers are experimenting with long-form "advertainments" -- advertisements that blur the lines between ads and entertainment. Cox has emerged as a leader in this space with its FreeZone system, which offers ad-supported free entertainment and on-demand advertainments to subscribers in the San Diego area.
About 55% of U.S. adult Internet users access the 'Net via a broadband connection, a Pew Internet & American Life Project study found. Cable modems are more popular, but DSL has grown from a 28% share last year to 42% this year, the study says. However, a large portion of the online community remains perfectly content to surf the Internet via dial-up connections, another report found.