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2009-12-29 14:10:00

Broadcast experts say the current television business model, which has allowed TV stations to broadcast news, sports and entertainment for free while making their money by showing commercials, may be coming to an end, The Associated Press reported. Industry analysts say cable TV and the Web have fractured the audience for free TV and siphoned its ad dollars, while the recession has squeezed advertising further, forcing broadcasters to accelerate their push for new revenue to pay for...

2009-12-14 06:10:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rentrak Corporation (Nasdaq: RENT), a leader in multi-screen media measurement serving the entertainment and advertising industries, released the "Stickiness" Index for the week of November 30 through December 6, 2009. The "Stickiness" Index lists the top-25 "stickiest" 30-minute, 60-minute and 120-minute primetime programs based on proprietary information derived from Rentrak's TV Essentials service which tracks anonymous set-top-box...

2009-12-02 08:58:00

MIAMI, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The excitement continues to build as Fox Pan American Sports LLC announced today that international superstar and Billboard Latin Music Award winner Pitbull will headline the musical lineup at the seventh edition of Premios Fox Sports(TM). The show will be telecast live on December 10, 2009 from Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. "We're tremendously excited to welcome Pitbull to the Premios Fox Sports family," said Patrick Ilabaca,...

2009-11-24 19:34:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The cast of Fox's critically acclaimed new comedy Glee are ushering in the season with their own unique take on Wham's classic holiday heartbreaker "Last Christmas," available exclusively on iTunes today. Renowned for transforming pop music staples, and reminding a new generation of how great these songs are, Glee's "Last Christmas" is heartwarming and merry. In keeping with the spirit of the holidays, a portion of the proceeds from downloads of "Last...

2009-11-23 05:00:00

HUDSON, Colo., Nov. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Magnum D'Or Resources, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: MDOR), releases the Fox Business Network initial airing dates for the Environmental Clean Technology TV Series. This segment includes footage of Magnum's Magog (Quebec) Facility, Magnum's Hudson, Colorado Facility as well as exclusive footage of Ex-White House Chairman of climate change, Roger Ballentine with Magnum's CEO, Joseph Glusic. Magnum's 20min+ Environmental Clean Technology TV...

2009-11-11 11:25:00

NEW YORK Nov. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Glee's cultural stronghold continues to grow as the massively popular Fox comedy's first soundtrack soars to the top of album sales charts. Glee: The Music, Volume 1, which was released on November 3, has sold in excess of 113,000 units in its first week alone garnering an astounding #4 spot on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. Prior to this physical release the music from Glee was only available for purchase digitally where it sold over 2.5 million...

2009-11-10 08:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Current Media has launched back-to-back-to-back television comedies on its new hour-and-a-half Thursday Night Block Party premiering Nov. 12 at 10 p.m. ET/PT. Featuring three of Current's signature shows, the comedy block kicks off with "infoMania," the no-holds-barred take on the media; followed by its movie review show, "The Rotten Tomatoes Show on Current;" and ending with the much-anticipated season two premiere of the hit animated series,...

2009-10-29 09:30:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- In yet another sign that Glee has gone from smash comedy hit to cultural phenomenon, the cast's rendition of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" has just been certified Gold for digital sales in excess of 500,000 downloads, and to date, over two million Glee songs have been purchased online. Seven songs from Glee now occupy spots in the top 200 of iTunes Top Songs chart and Newsweek recently observed that the Fox series' "rabid online fanbase has given the...

2009-10-26 06:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rentrak Corporation (Nasdaq: RENT), a leader in multi-screen media measurement serving the entertainment and advertising industries, released the "Stickiness" Index for the week of October 12 through October 18, 2009. The "Stickiness" Index lists the top-25 "stickiest" 30-minute, 60-minute and 120-minute primetime programs based on proprietary information derived from Rentrak's TV Essentials service which tracks anonymous set-top-box...

2009-10-13 17:00:00

REDMOND, Wash. and LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today, Microsoft Corp. and FOX One announced an ambitious, unique marketing collaboration that will showcase the best of Windows 7, the newest version of Microsoft's operating system that will be available in market on Oct. 22. The cornerstone of the effort is the exclusive Windows 7 sponsorship of an upcoming television event devoted to the comedy of Seth MacFarlane, creator of "Family Guy," "American Dad" and "The...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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