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  1. CBS: NCAA tourney ads nearly sold out

    3:28 pm 3/4/2009

    With about two weeks to go before the start of the NCAA men's basketball tournament, CBS is nearly sold out of inventory and is approaching $30 million in ad revenue for March Madness on Demand.Read more

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  2. Cablers see no ad rebound on horizon

    3:20 pm 3/4/2009

    Big cable operators don't expect improving advertising trends this year after a sluggish 2008 for them.Read more

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  3. Litigators of America have added Facebook as a friend

    2:21 pm 3/4/2009

    <a href="/images/old/6a00d83451d69069e20112793151a428a4-pi.jpg" style="float: left;"><img alt="Skittlesfacebook" class="at-xid-6a00d83451d69069e20112793151a428a4 " src="/images/old/6a00d83451d69069e20112793151a428a4-320wi.jpg" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px;" /></a> In the past year, Facebook has faced a library&#39;s worth of nasty ink. Read more

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  4. Too bad Supreme Court justices can't be fired

    2:16 pm 3/4/2009

    The Supreme Court has finally accepted a copyright case — the first since Grokster.Problem is that it is neither the copyright case the entertainment and media industry desperately wants the justices to address — <a href="/2009/01/a-sign-the-us-supreme-court-will-get-cable-in-2009.html">the Cablevision matter</a> — nor is it the copyright case that would cause the industry to be on pins and needles — <a href="/2009/02/prediction-hollywood-lawyers-go-bonkers-after-the-supreme-court-accepts-this-case.html">the Steinbeck case</a>.Read more

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  5. Producers beat Bruce Willis to the courthouse

    2:13 pm 3/4/2009

    <a href="/images/old/6a00d83451d69069e201127930ebd828a4-pi.jpg" style="float: left;"><img alt="Willis,bruce" class="at-xid-6a00d83451d69069e201127930ebd828a4 " src="/images/old/6a00d83451d69069e201127930ebd828a4-320wi.jpg" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px;" /></a> We can hardly imagine the look on Marty Singer&#39;s face when his client Bruce Willis was served with a <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/02/28/bruce-willis-sued-for-4-m_n_170721.html">$4 million breach of contract complaint</a>Read more

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  6. Jeremy Piven's fishy excuse gets him off the hook...for now

    2:09 pm 3/4/2009

    <a href="/images/old/6a00d83451d69069e2011168bc0ed6970c-pi.jpg" style="float: left;"><img alt="Piven,jeremy" class="at-xid-6a00d83451d69069e2011168bc0ed6970c " src="/images/old/6a00d83451d69069e2011168bc0ed6970c-320wi.jpg" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px;" /></a> Thanks to sushi, or the sushi excuse — however you want to look at it — we&#39;ve gotten a little window onto the world of labor guild hearings.Read more

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  7. Mariska Hargitay hospitalized

    1:48 pm 3/4/2009

    Emmy winner Mariska Hargitay is in the hospital.Read more

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  8. Fox sets 'Osbournes' premiere date

    12:19 pm 3/4/2009

    <p>Fox will debut variety-comedy show &quot;Osbournes: Reloaded&quot; on March 31 after &quot;American Idol.&quot; </p><p>&quot;Osbournes&quot; will take the spot of &quot;Fringe&quot; for the evening, then air as a series of one-hour specials later in the season. </p><p>It&#39;s a curious strategy to debut a program without an announced plan for when the other episodes will air. The move suggests the network might want to gauge reaction to the program before committing a regular spot, or that it simply that the network plans another time period for the show later on and simply wants to give audiences a chance to heavily sample the program one time after &quot;Idol.&quot; Another factor, I&#39;m told, is the first episode is the best of the hours shot so far. </p><p>Here&#39;s a program description from Fox:</p>Read more

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  9. Interactive on Cablevision upfront menu

    10:58 am 3/4/2009

    In the face of what could well turn out to be the most tumultuous upfront marketplace in recent memory, Cablevision is positioning its interactive platform as a means to wring more value from its clients' ad dollars.Read more

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  10. Sundance, C4 renew 'Abbey Road'

    9:46 am 3/4/2009

    FremantleMedia Enterprises has again sold its U.K. music program "Live From Abbey Road" to the Sundance Channel in the U.S. and Channel 4 in the U.K.Read more

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