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  1. B'casters revved up over pollution rule for car ads

    5:00 am 10/25/2007

    European commercial broadcasters on Wednesday branded as "disgraceful and unworkable" new measures by the European Parliament that will force carmakers to devote at least 20% of their television and cinema advertisements to showing how much their cars pollute.Read more

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  2. Another Springsteen rising

    5:00 am 10/25/2007

    In a slow week for album sales, Bruce Springsteen's "Magic" returned to the summit of the Billboard 200 despite a 42% sales decline. The Columbia set moved 77,000 copies in the U.S. for the week ending Oct. 21, according to Nielsen SoundScan, climbing from No. 2. The album bowed at No. 1 three weeks ago with 335,000 units sold.Read more

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  3. Murdoch celebrates FBN

    5:00 am 10/25/2007

    News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch on Wednesday hailed the Fox Business Network as a channel that will celebrate the success of American business and the triumph of the free market.Read more

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  4. Ultra-HD clearly on SMPTE radar

    5:00 am 10/25/2007

    NHK's developing Ultra-HD technology, which includes a resolution of 8K — or 16 times the amount of picture information found in today's HD format — has been dazzling audiences at preview demonstrations. Now, standards-setting body Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers is close to completing technical standards for Ultra-HD, which are expected to be released by year's end.Read more

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  5. Syndie 'Doctors' on call for fall

    5:00 am 10/25/2007

    CBS Television Distribution said Wednesday that it will launch a spinoff of its hit daytime talk show "Dr. Phil" as a strip for fall 2008. The first-run hour has been sold in 50% of the country, including all of the top 10 markets.Read more

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  6. Dancing birds, karmic hick among year's green giants

    5:00 am 10/25/2007

    "Happy Feet" and "My Name Is Earl" were the big winners at Wednesday night's 17th annual Environmental Media Assn. Awards in Los Angeles.Read more

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  7. A study in high-def hesitation

    5:00 am 10/25/2007

    New research from the NPD Group brings good news and bad news for the high-definition disc business, which studios hope will one day replace standard DVD.Read more

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  8. Everybody's run over by Par's robots

    5:00 am 10/25/2007

    It was a transformative week for the home entertainment business. Paramount Home Entertainment's DVD release of DreamWorks' "Transformers" rocketed to the top of the national DVD sales and rental charts for the week ending Oct. 21, easily trouncing any and all competitors.Read more

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  9. film reporter

    5:00 am 10/25/2007

    When Richard Pimentel, a Vietnam veteran who became a key activist behind the passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act, gave an inspiring speech eight years ago, Steven Sawalich heard the first notes of his feature-length directorial debut.Read more

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  10. money digest

    5:00 am 10/25/2007

    AT&T thinks; CBS upgrade; Gannett adds; Meredith upRead more

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