Friday, 29 July 2005
In Other News:
On this date in 1957, Jack Paar began a successful five-year run as host of the "Tonight" show on NBC-TV, changing its name to "The Jack Paar Show". In 1974, Jim Hartz was named to join Barbara Walters as co-host of the "Today" show on NBC. In 1981, Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer were married. In 1996, the child protection portion of the Communications Decency Act (1996) was struck down as too broad by a US federal court.
Thursday, 28 July 2005
Those Were the Days
On this date in 1984, the 23rd Summer Olympics opened in Los Angeles.
Wednesday, 27 July 2005
All in the July Family
On this date in 1974, NBC-TV removed "Dinah’s Place" from its daytime programming roster. The move brought Dinah Shore’s 23-year association with the Peacock Network to a close. In 1981, Ken Barlow married Deirdre Langton.
Tuesday, 26 July 2005
7th Heaven, Cloud 9
Collins' show has been blessed by having one of those whose heart is in it, Brenda Hampton, and she has been with the series since the start. "She really understands this world," Collins said. "It animates her in some way to tell the story of this family. The fact that we've had the voice of the person who created 7th Heaven there all the way has steered us through a lot of rough patches. If you look at the history of long-running shows, The Waltons had Earl Hamner there the whole time. The Charles brothers were there for nine of the 11 years of Cheers."
When it comes to being a favorite father on the small screen, the paycheck and glamour factor of a character's job has increased over time, according to Salary.com, which released its TV Dad Salary Analysis in honor of Father's Day.
TV Guide magazine will be transformed into a vibrant, full-size, full-color magazine delivering what today's TV viewers are demanding in a dramatically changed TV environment, it was announced today by Rich Battista, chief executive officer of Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc.
-news from a NATPE Board Member
New on DVD this week: 3rd Rock from the Sun (Season 1); America's Funniest Home Videos (Volume 1); At Last the 1948 Show; Battlestar Galactica (Season 1); The Benny Hill Show (The Naughty Early Years - Set 3); Beulah Land (mini-series); The Blue and the Gray (mini-series); The Brady Bunch (Season 2); Cold Feet (Season 3); Dark Shadows (Collection 19); Do Not Adjust Your Set; Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (Season 6); First Person; Gilligan's Island (Season 3); The Mary Tyler Moore Show (Season 2); Mike Hammer, Private Eye (Complete Series); Queer Eye for the Straight Guy (Box Set); Remington Steele (Season 1); Rumpole of the Bailey (Season 5, 6, 7); Silk Stalkings (Season 3); Star Trek: Enterprise (Season 2); The Wind in the Willows (Season 2); and Xena: Warrior Princess (10th Anniversary Collection).
There are 182 days until NATPE 2006.
Monday, 25 July 2005
Akimbo(TM) Systems today announced a new program that lets cable operators tap into the burgeoning stream of profitable specialty video and offer it to subscribers on-demand. Akimbo has developed a Queue-and-View(TM) client-server system for DVR-enabled cable set-top boxes that allows cable subscribers to receive videos via download. Cable operators can leverage their popular DVR platforms to generate more revenue by offering thousands of additional hours of video for specialty markets such as foreign language, home schooling, unique sports, film festivals and TV archives.
Eric Frankel Quote - BC Distribution Panelist
"Top rated cable networks are using more acquired programming, especially theatricals," says Eric Frankel, president of Warner Brothers Domestic Cable Distribution. "Theatricals are the little engine that always can," he adds. "They are pre-sold by millions in promotional spending for their theater and home video releases. They continue to deliver consistent ratings even after multiple airings."
How YOU Doin'?
There are 183 days until NATPE 2006.