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February 12, 2013News for broadcast and electronic media leaders

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  • Fox comes to terms with Comcast on multiplatform deal
    Fox Networks has reached an accord with Comcast covering all of Fox's broadcast and cable networks and including multiplatform distribution. "This unprecedented TV Everywhere agreement enables us to take advantage of the innovative technologies and platforms we've developed to deliver the best content to our customers," said Greg Rigdon, executive vice president of content acquisition for Comcast Cable. Multichannel News (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Studies show no clear link between video games, real-world violence
    New studies suggest violent video games can increase aggressive behavior of their players for brief periods, but less clear is whether there is any long-term effect that could lead to mass shootings. Researchers believe a number of factors contribute to such outbursts, but others question studies that try to connect video games and violence. "This is a pool of research that, so far, has not been very well done," said Christopher J. Ferguson, an associate professor at Texas A&M International University. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • NBC's audience winning streak comes to a sudden halt
    NBC, which was first among the coveted 18-to-49 demographic after the fall season, is now back in last place in the ratings race. With "Sunday Night Football" and "The Voice" finishing their season runs and no midseason successes in sight, the network has seen almost 50% of its 18-to-49 viewers disappear. It attracted 4.9 million total viewers at the close of last week, a new low. New York Post (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • DISH chief sees a future for a la carte TV programming
    Pay-TV customers are "cutting the cord," DISH Network Chairman Charlie Ergen said at a media conference in California. Ergen also favors a la carte pay-TV programming, although he believes it will take awhile to take apart the bundle. "A lot of customers can live with Netflix and an ... antenna, and YouTube ... and they'd be pretty happy," Ergen said. He also revealed that DISH's acquisition of Blockbuster was made with the hope that the stores would be a venue for wireless-product sales, although delays in DISH's wireless push have hampered that plan. GigaOm (2/11), All Things D (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • NAB will recognize 3 with engineering awards
    NAB's Radio and TV Engineering Achievement Awards this year will go to Frank Foti, CEO of The Telos Alliance, and Jay Adrick, vice president of broadcast technology in Harris Corp.'s CTO Group. NAB also plans to honor Leonard J. Charles, director of engineering, Midwest, at Morgan Murphy Media, with the Service to Broadcast Engineering Award. All three will receive their awards at the NAB Show Technology Luncheon on April 10 in Las Vegas. Radio World (2/11), Radio Ink (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • With one voice, we are stronger: NAB membership
    As broadcasters' voice in the nation's capital, NAB fights for policies that preserve and strengthen free, local broadcasting. Our success as an industry is not possible without the engagement and unity of our members. With ONE VOICE, we are stronger. Learn about NAB benefits. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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