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2008-09-17 09:00:28

Television fans voted the U.S. drama-comedy series "Pushing Daisies" the best new show via TelevisionWithoutPity.com's Tubey Awards, Bravo announced. "TV junkies" were invited to vote for the best and worst of the 2007-08 television season through the network's Web site, Bravo said. "Lost" was named best returning show, "Battlestar Galactica" best drama, "30 Rock" best comedy, Neil Patrick Harris from "How I Met Your Mother" favorite actor and Tina Fey from "30 Rock" favorite actress....

2008-09-15 12:00:21

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Nielsen Company today reported that product placements for the first half of 2008 fell by almost 15% on primetime programming for the 11 measured networks on broadcast (ABC, CBS, CW, FOX, MNT, NBC) and cable television (A&E, Bravo, HGTV, MTV, and TLC). Broadcast television placements grew by almost 12%, while placements on cable television declined by 20%. There were 204,919 brand occurrences on cable and broadcast networks between January and...

2008-08-25 09:01:01

BOSTON, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon FiOS TV is now even better for customers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island as the company is launching 75 new channels, including 55 additional high-definition (HD) channels. FiOS TV customers in the area now have more than 480 HD choices available at any time, with a total of 85 HD channels and more than 400 HD video-on-demand (VOD) titles offered each month. As a result of this enhancement to the FiOS TV lineup, Verizon is now offering consumers...

2008-08-14 09:00:41

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon FiOS TV is now even better for customers in the Richmond and Virginia Beach areas as the company is launching 21 new channels, including 16 additional high-definition (HD) channels. As a result of this enhancement to the FiOS TV lineup, Verizon is now offering consumers here more HD than Comcast and Cox. FiOS TV customers in the area now have more than 450 HD choices available at any time, with a total of 45 HD channels and more than 400 HD...

2008-08-12 12:00:56

NEWARK, N.J., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- New Jersey consumers have yet another big reason to pull the plug on their disco-era cable TV company as Verizon announced Tuesday (Aug. 12) that it's now offering 100 high-definition television channels to consumers in North Jersey. As a result of this major enhancement, Verizon is now offering consumers more HD than Comcast or Cablevision. The new channel lineup will be offered to existing FiOS TV markets in northern New Jersey. Communities in the...

2008-08-12 09:01:02

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon FiOS TV is now even better for customers in the Pittsburgh area as the company has launched 23 new channels, including 18 additional high-definition (HD) channels. With this enhancement to the FiOS TV lineup, Verizon now offers consumers more HD channels than Comcast. FiOS TV customers in the Pittsburgh area now have more than 440 HD choices available at any time, with a total of 45 HD channels and more than 400 HD video-on-demand (VOD) titles...

2008-08-06 12:00:29

Chuck and Jim Dolan, the father-and-son team that controls Cablevision Systems (CVC), may finally be willing to part with their television-programming business, a move that Wall Street has long felt would make the most sense. The Aug. 5 announcement by the Long Island [N.Y.]-based cable operator that it will explore spinning off or selling businesses to help enhance its share price will almost certainly mean that its collection of cable channels, including AMC of Mad Men fame, will be shopped...

2008-07-30 09:00:56

Cross Atlantic Commodities, Inc. (OTCBB:CXAC), manufacturers and distributors of nationally branded commodities, food and general merchandise to food stores, supermarkets and club stores, announced today it is in discussion with a leading television shopping channel consultant for product placement of Re-Juv(TM) on TV shopping channels nationwide. Jorge, Bravo. President and CEO of Cross Atlantic Commodities, Inc. (CXAC), commented, "In addition to our direct response commercials CXAC is...

2008-07-30 06:00:36

By Mark Harrington, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jul. 30--With the keys to the Cablevision empire in hand, the Dolan family has taken the $6.4-billion company on a ride full of ups, downs and wide turns -- never once losing grip of the core cable TV franchise. As the company completes its $650-million purchase of 97 percent of Newsday, all eyes are on father-and-son team Charles and James Dolan and chief operating officer Tom Rutledge as they create a vision for the old-media asset in a...

2008-07-28 06:00:49

NEW YORK, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- America's biggest city now has the biggest high-definition (HD) TV lineup as Verizon today begins selling FiOS TV service to customers in New York City. As FiOS TV is launched here, the service will offer 100 HD channels, giving customers more HD than Time Warner or Cablevision. The new channel lineup will also be offered to existing FiOS TV markets in the New York metropolitan area, including parts of Long Island, the suburbs just north of the city, and...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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