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Bill Scott

Bill Scott – executive appointment at PaxNet Bill Scott, ex-Group W, appointed pres.-programming, FaxNet. COPYRIGHT 1998 Warren Publishing, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group

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McCAIN JOINS KENNARD/FURCHTGOTT-ROTH BATTLE

McCAIN JOINS KENNARD/FURCHTGOTT-ROTH BATTLE FCC Comr. Furchtgott-Roth’s difficulty getting information out of bureaus calls into question integrity of agency and public confidence in its decisions, Senate Commerce Committee Chmn. McCain (R-Ariz.) said in harshly worded letter to FCC Chmn. Kennard. March 2 letter is latest installment in increasingly ugly dispute over Kennard’s role in limiting […]

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Oxendine Plans Broadcap Makeover

Oxendine Plans Broadcap Makeover Bcst. Capital Inc. (Broadcap) will become for-profit operation under purchase plan to be presented by its Pres. John Oxendine at group’s board meeting in Washington Dec. 2. No one involved would talk on record about situation, but it’s known that Oxendine has had takeover proposal on table for several weeks for […]

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FCC finalized earlier tentative

FCC finalized earlier tentative – TV channel allocation for public service agencies FCC finalized earlier tentative decision to allocate TV channels 63, 64, 68 and 69 for use by public safety agencies (TVD July 14 p5), it announced Jan. 6. Decision actually was voted by commissioners Dec. 31 in order to meet congressional deadline, agency […]

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More than 18 million households surf Internet while watching TV

More than 18 million households surf Internet while watching TV – Internet/Web/Online Service Information More than 18 million households surf Internet while watching TV, study by Showtime Networks said. Showtime said research showed tremendous potential for increase in convergence because there are 5 million U.S. households with online access that currently don’t use both services […]

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3 Tv Networks Acting Tough On Affiliate Renewals

3 Tv Networks Acting Tough On Affiliate Renewals ABC, NBC and CBS are being “extremely tough… not only on compensation but other issues, such as limited preemptions,” including program repurposing, when affiliation contracts are being renegotiated, group head whose stations are affiliated with all 3 told us. “There is not a good guy [network] in […]

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Ptv Stations Seek Dtv Funds

Ptv Stations Seek Dtv Funds Gap in obtaining state funds for DTV conversion continues to spread between public stations that are part of state networks and stations independent from state- affiliated entities. While state networks such as in Ark., Ky. and Md. receive funding from their state govts., community licensees as in Alaska, Colo. and […]

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PERSONALS

PERSONALS Michael Barnett, ex-CBS Promotions Group, appointed senior vp-national sales, Chancellor Mktg. Group, sales promotion unit of Chancellor Media… Thomas McMillin promoted to CFO, Chancellor Media, replacing Matthew Devine, resigned… Promotions to pres.- gen. mgr. at Belo stations: Kathy Clements-Hill, WFAA-TV Dallas; Peter Diaz, KHOU-TV Houston; Allan Cohen, KMOV St. Louis; Janice Bryant advanced to […]

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PERSONALS

PERSONALS ESPN Pres. George Bodenheimer will add responsibility for all domestic and international operations, assuming duties of Steven Bornstein, who moved to ABC pres… Anne Nelson, 54-year employee of CBS, promoted to vp-business affairs, CBS Entertainment… Barry Umansky, NAB deputy gen. counsel and former FCC, is leaving Assn. after 20 years to become Washington partner […]

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Cable Regulation End Concerns Kennard

Cable Regulation End Concerns Kennard FCC Chmn. Kennard said March 31 that MSOs should remember “consumer outrage earlier this decade” and not “repeat the mistake of raising prices unreasonably” following sunset of upper-tier rates April 1. Meanwhile, as cable rate regulation sunset, FCC released latest example of one of rate system’s most criticized practices – […]