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January 21, 2013News for broadcast and electronic media leaders

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  • Radio goes all out for inauguration: Streaming audio online and social network integration are part of radio networks' inauguration plans. Hours of continuous coverage and special highlights are part of the package for major networks as well as C-SPAN Radio and NPR. Radio World (1/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Business & Industry Report 
  • Sources: Sinclair CEO will back smaller-market radio group
    A new station group with a smaller-market focus is in the works with the support of David Smith, president and CEO of Sinclair Broadcast Group, sources say. The new group will be privately held, and Steve Pruett, CEO of Communications Corp. of America, will be featured in a leading role. Broadcasting & Cable (1/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Will CBS chief put radio business on the block?
    Deal-making is reportedly part of CBS' strategy for diversifying under chief Les Moonves, and the radio station group may eventually go on the block, sources say. Moonves has "got to do something and he's not being shy," an entertainment industry executive said. New York Post (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Disney cites results in boosting Iger's compensation
    Citing performance judged to be "excellent," Walt Disney Co. has awarded its chief Robert Iger a total of $40.2 million in compensation for 2012, amounting to a 20% pay increase. More than 90% of the package is based on results, the company said. Reuters (1/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Broadcast Programming 
  • Delayed NHL start wins a big audience for NBC
    NBC achieved the highest overnight rating for regular-season NHL coverage in more than 10 years as the league launched its long-delayed season. The network's coverage began with two games Saturday -- the Chicago Blackhawks against the Los Angeles Kings and the Pittsburgh Penguins against the Philadelphia Flyers. Deadline.com (1/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Time Warner Cable says it won't accept some ads showing guns: Time Warner Cable has said that it will "no longer accept ads showing semiautomatic weapons and guns pointed at people," according to a statement. "... If it's essential to a business owner to show this kind of imagery in their commercials, there are other advertising options in the marketplace." The policy comes in the wake of the Sandy Hook school massacre in Newtown, Conn., and the airing of a controversial National Rifle Association ad. Multichannel News (1/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  People & Personalities 
  • Opinion: Mel Karmazin could be good medicine for Hulu
    With a solid record at SiriusXM, Mel Karmazin could be just what Hulu needs to give it direction and inject new life after current CEO Jason Kilar exits, writes Jon Friedman. Karmazin's strong hand could help resolve conflicts and differences among Hulu's major owners, Friedman writes. MarketWatch (1/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  NAB News 
  • 2013 NAB Show: Opportunities for businesses
    Does your company want creative and interactive ways to target buyers among the world's largest gathering of media and entertainment professionals? Consider advertising and sponsorship opportunities at NAB Show. If NAB Show offerings do not provide a perfect match for your company marketing needs, NAB can customize a program. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • New: The Television Industry: A Market-by-Market Review 2013
    This unique publication provides current projections on television advertising revenues for 210 markets. The 2012-2016 projections account for the unprecedented political advertising dollars spent in key battleground states and in state and local elections. This proprietary analysis will help you spot industry trends, identify investment opportunities and compare market performance and demographics. Available only from The NAB Store; list price $395, member price $316. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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