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- H'wood premium webs cry a tier. Goyoaga, Beatriz // Variety;05/18/98, Vol. 371 Issue 2, p42
Provides information on the joint plans of Hollywood networks to introduce cable tiering in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Effect of the consolidation plans on cable networks; Tiered package offered by Galaxy Latin America; Plans of MSO Multicanal marketing manager, Carlos Gimenez to launch premium...
- Pay-TV marketing may get new focus. Shoebridge, Neil // BRW;08/11/97, Vol. 19 Issue 30, p73
Opinion. Discusses the proposed merger of Australis Media and Foxtel, and its impact upon their rival in the Australian pay-television industry, Optus Vision. Potential for serious marketing support for pay-TV; Introduction of pay-TV to Australia; Number of homes subscribed; Details of...
- U.K. eases b'cast regs to ease digital entry. Dawtrey, Adam // Variety;12/18/95, Vol. 361 Issue 7, p31
Speculates on mergers in the television industry after British government's unveiling of revised legislation to relax cross-media ownership limits. Amended proposals for the launch of 18 digital terrestrial television channels as early as 1997; Freedom for cross-control between newspaper groups...
- Affil swaps launch syndication scramble. Tobenkin, David // Broadcasting & Cable;8/22/94, Vol. 124 Issue 34, p12
Reports on syndicated television program trading in the American television broadcasting industry. Lack of time periods for syndicated products; Show acquisitions by television stations without network affiliations; Affiliation switching as prime reason for increased syndication swaps.
- For syndicators, access is key. Littleton, Cynthia // Broadcasting & Cable;
Focuses on the effect of television station consolidations on television program syndication. Problem on how to gain access to large station groups; Benefit of easing television station ownership restrictions for distributors; Impact of easing restrictions on small and medium-sized outfits.
- Pubcasters WNET, WLIW wed in cost-saving move. Bernstein, Paula // Daily Variety;8/2/2001, Vol. 272 Issue 44, p3
Reports on the decision of United States public television stations Thirteen/WNET and WLIW 21 to merger operations. Stations' retention of their distinct public identities; Reasons for the merger.
- Deals may be more sexy than shows. Benson, Jim // Variety;4/24/95, Vol. 358 Issue 12, p65
Reports on the opportunities for ownership by television syndicates in the United States. Plans for the purchase of Multimedia Entertainment and King World by NBC; CBS' alignment of relationship with Group W; Alliance between the Fox and New World stations.
- East meets West. // Broadcasting & Cable;9/5/94, Vol. 124 Issue 36, p58
Editorial. Comments on the mergers of television's distribution and production arms in the United States. Marketplace as motivating force; Government regulations covering the deals; Impact of a proposed Time Warner-NBC pact on the industry.
- Frequency fumble delays sale of Channel 5. Fox, B. // New Scientist;2/1/92, Vol. 133 Issue 1806, p26
Reports on the Independent Television Commission's stand on the sale of the Channel 5 television frequency. It now accepts that returning is of central importance and will be critical to the viability of Channel 5; Problems that will be encountered when Channel 5 starts transmitting; The...