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  1. MyNetworkTV changing business model

    2:03 pm 2/9/2009

    Despite double-digit ratings growth this season, MyNetworkTV is changing its business model and cutting back on original programming.Read more

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  2. ESPN lands first A-Rod interview

    12:42 pm 2/9/2009

    ESPN on Monday snagged the first interview with New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, who reportedly tested positive for performance enhancing drugs in 2003.Read more

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  3. Nick Cannon to host 'Talent'

    12:36 pm 2/9/2009

    Actor-singer Nick Cannon has signed a deal with NBC that includes hosting its summer reality show "America's Got Talent."Read more

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  4. MyNet drops broadcast model; will air NBCUni shows

    11:01 am 2/9/2009

    <p><a href="/images/livefeed/old/6a00d83451d69069e20105371c0ea5970b-800wi.jpg" rel="lightbox" style="float: right;"><img alt="Criminalintent" class="at-xid-6a00d83451d69069e20105371c0ea5970b " src="/images/livefeed/old/6a00d83451d69069e20105371c0ea5970b-500wi.jpg" style="margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px; width: 326px; height: 244px;" /></a> MyNetworkTV is no longer a broadcast network.</p><p>Despite double-digit ratings growth this season, the News Corp. venture is cutting back on original programming and will air syndicated content from rival companies. </p><p>MyNet will switch to a new model in the fall that includes syndicated content such as a two-hour block of &quot;Law &amp; Order: Criminal Intent&quot; repeats from NBC Universal. The network is also giving Saturday nights back to affiliates.</p><p>&quot;We need to blow up the traditional broadcast model,&quot; MyNet president Greg Meidel said. &quot;It’s not working.&quot;Meidel said the network is no longer a broadcaster but a &quot;hybrid national program distribution service.&quot;</p><p>"This move away from a strict network model to a hybrid will allow us to continue to be a valuable asset in the News Corp. portfolio,&quot; Meidel said. &quot;This is a tremendous opportunity for our affiliates to generate more revenue by providing them with branded, high-profile programming that are proven ratings performers."</p>Read more

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  5. Obama hadn't heard about 'Hannity' invite

    10:37 am 2/9/2009

    Maybe Sean Hannity shouldn't hold his breath. During a town-hall meeting Monday afternoon in Elkhart, Ind., carried live by the cable news channels, President Barack Obama said that he hadn't heard that the Fox News Channel host had invited him on "Hannity."Read more

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  6. 'Clone Wars' continues on Cartoon Net

    10:18 am 2/9/2009

    Cartoon Network said Monday that it would carry a second season of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" from LucasFilm Animation. The new season will begin in the fall.Read more

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  7. Cannon to replace Springer on 'Got Talent'

    9:58 am 2/9/2009

    <p><a href="/images/livefeed/old/6a00d83451d69069e20105371be4fb970b-800wi.jpg" rel="lightbox" style="float: right;"><img alt="Nicksuit" class="at-xid-6a00d83451d69069e20105371be4fb970b " src="/images/livefeed/old/6a00d83451d69069e20105371be4fb970b-500wi.jpg" style="margin: 0px 0px 5px 5px; width: 136px; height: 204px;" title="Nicksuit" /></a>Actor/singer Nick Cannon has been tapped as the new host of NBC&#39;ssummer reality show &quot;America&#39;s got Talent.&quot;</p><p>Actor/singer Nick Cannon has signed a deal with NBC that includes hosting its summer reality show &quot;America&#39;s got Talent.&quot;</p><p>On the series&#39; upcoming fourth season, Cannon will succeed Jerry Springer, who bowed out last week.</p><p>Cannon is the third host for &quot;Talent,&quot; which launched in 2006 with Regis Philbin as emcee.</p><p>&quot;Nick exemplifies the spirit of &#39;America&#39;s Got Talent&#39; with his talent, originality and an infectious love of performing and creating,&quot; NBC&#39;s head of alternative programming Paul Telegdy said. &quot;His popularity and appeal are sure to take the series to a new level of success.&quot;</p>Read more

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  8. USA inks rights to Universal's film slate

    9:49 am 2/9/2009

    USA Network said Monday that it has licensed the TV rights to corporate sibling Universal Pictures' 2009 production slate.Read more

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  9. Hotel in CCTV complex burns

    9:08 am 2/9/2009

    The new headquarters of China Central Television appeared unscathed Monday night despite a new luxury hotel next door being engulfed in fire.Read more

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