States are moving ahead with efforts to slap stricter regulations on Internet phone companies, setting up a possible confrontation with the Federal Communications Commission, which is expected to deliver a ruling in the next few months that would undercut states' power to regulate VoIP.
American Express is running a second 3-minute Web-only promotional spot featuring Jerry Seinfeld and Superman. The company's first Seinfeld/Superman spot was a big hit, attracting an average of 20,000 visitors per week following its March 29 debut.
Comcast has urged its shareholders to ignore a campaign by the AFL-CIO that advised investors to vote against the re-election of CEO Brian Roberts and cable industry veteran Decker Anstrom to the company's broad.
As the 2003-04 season ends, basic cable is expected to have more viewers than the broadcast networks for the first time in history. Ad-supported cable will post a 49.8 share of primetime viewers compared with broadcast's 47.3 share, according to a Turner Broadcasting System analysis of Nielsen data.