Archive for October, 2007

Broadcaster Defends Plan to Air Diana Photos

October 24, 2007

A British broadcaster on Monday defended a documentary featuring graphic images of the Paris car crash that killed Princess Diana, including one showing a French doctor giving her oxygen through a mask, after critics demanded the program not be aired.

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All a TV writer wants for Christmas

October 24, 2007

A top 50 list of Christmas wishes, including one of my favourite bits of unobtanium; The Complete WKRP DVD set with the original tunes. Sadly there’s some 4 letter Grinch preventing this from happening.

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Hollywood Continues Its Attack On Consumers

October 24, 2007

Hollywood is increasingly using one old technique that industries that can no longer compete do: they get laws passed to stifle the competition. In this case I’m talking about TiVo’s (TIVO) new Series3 HD model. It does have one strength that TV watchers will really like – the ability to record high definition programs. Now the bad news …

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Slumping Fox News Celebrating 1st Decade

October 24, 2007

Fox News Channel will mark its 10th anniversary this week in an unusual position: knocked back on its heels. The network is in the midst of its first-ever ratings slump. Cable news’ most stable lineup is being juggled.

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Nick Lets Youngsters Make Own Cartoons

October 24, 2007

The Nickelodeon network is giving its young viewers the chance to create cartoons, instead of just watch them. Nick has just made available on its Web site technology that allows young fans to make cartoon mashups of different scenes from favorites like “SpongeBob SquarePants” and “Avatar” and distribute them to their friends.

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Despite what you may have heard, MORE reality TV coming

October 24, 2007

ABC has nine. CBS has at least five. NBC, CW, Fox…they’ve all got them too. They’re new reality shows, and they’re coming, coming coming.

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LAist Interview: Jenji Kohan, Creator of Weeds

October 24, 2007

Interview with the creator of Showtime’s Weeds.

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Brokaw Wins Emmy For “Global Warming: What You Need To Know”

October 24, 2007

Last night Tom Brokaw was awarded an Emmy for his work on Global Warming: What You Need To Know. The two-hour special decoded eco buzzwords and armed viewers with clear definitions and visual depictions to explain the greenhouse effect, carbon dioxide emissions, CFCs, effects on weather and rising sea levels.

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Analysis: 24 Prequel Looks More Like a Rav 4 Commercial

October 24, 2007

Should 24 keep making the ‘prequels’ that they use for special features on the DVD’s? After watching this one I’m going to have to say, no. Read on for the commercial and an analysis of it.

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Small Town News Station Heads to YouTube

October 24, 2007

Temecula, California’s KZSW Television could be the first local TV station to take its local news beyond the station’s 30,000 viewers and into the world wide audience of YouTube.

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