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  1. The XM/Sirius Merger: Should Indecency Rules Apply to Satellite Radio?

    12:52 pm 3/27/2008

    <p><a href="/images/2008/03/27/swearing_2.jpg"><img width="120" height="83" border="0" src="/images/2008-small/03/27/swearing_2.jpg" title="Swearing_2" alt="Swearing_2" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px; float: left;" /></a> Now that the Justice Department has <a href="/2008/03/sirius-xm-merge.html">given its approval</a> to&nbsp; the merger between Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio, one terrestrial competitor has figured out a novel way to undercut the potential behemoth: Wash their mouths out with soap.</p> <p>Clear Channel has taken time from its busy schedule being involved in <a href="http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2008/03/26/preparing-for-litigation-parties-in-clear-channel-deal-do-kabuki-dance/?mod=WSJBlog">litigation stemming from the $19 billion buyout</a> that went bad, to ask the FCC to make XM/Sirius stop swearing.</p> <p>&quot;One of the primary potential dangers to free, over-the-air radio posed by this merger is siphoning popular, including 'edgy' content, with consequent loss of advertising revenue,&quot; Clear Channel wrote to the FCC on March 11th. &quot;That potential harm is mitigated if broadcast decency rules were to apply to the merged entity. There is no constitutional bar to such a condition.&quot;</p> Read more

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  2. Mark Burnett Punches Back at Producer of Spanish 'Contender'

    12:42 pm 3/27/2008

    <p><a href="/images/2008/03/27/burnettmark.jpg"><img width="85" height="127" border="0" src="/images/2008-small/03/27/burnettmark.jpg" title="Burnettmark" alt="Burnettmark" style="margin: 0px 5px 5px 0px; float: left;" /></a> Mark Burnett Prods and DreamWorks Television have decided to put on their boxing gloves and step inside the courtroom to become competidores against a Hispanic production company they claim has ripped off a Spanish-language version of &quot;The Contender.&quot; </p>Read more

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  3. The Pellicano Trial: The Day When the Media Said Enough is Enough

    12:37 pm 3/27/2008

    <p><img border="0" src="/images/2008/03/27/picture_4.png" title="Picture_4" alt="Picture_4" /></p> <p>Here's a plea to prosecutors: Please call more celebrities and Hollywood agents to the stand. <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/features/people/e3i33d3bd9eef3d1e82c9eadc87b53f7b46">According</a> to THR's Leslie Simmons, &quot;The government's wiretapping and racketeering case against former Hollywood sleuth Anthony Pellicano went from sordid tales of love gone wrong Tuesday to the minutia of computer source codes and operating systems Wednesday.&quot;</p>Read more

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  4. Keys stars in MTV/Dove micro-series

    5:00 am 3/27/2008

    R&amp;B singer Alicia Keys is starring in "Fresh Takes," a new micro-series created by Dove Go Fresh, a fragrance collection by Dove.Read more

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  5. BitTorrent, Comcast could end neutrality dispute

    5:00 am 3/27/2008

    Two of the warring parties in the battle over network access known as network neutrality announced an armistice of sorts.Read more

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  6. Christopher Egan, Sara Rue among many tapped for pilots

    5:00 am 3/27/2008

    In the busiest pilot casting day so far this season, Aussie Christopher Egan on Thursday was tapped as the lead on NBC's drama pilot "Kings," Lauren Lee Smith landed the lead on CBS' drama pilot presentation "Can Openers" and Sara Rue is set as the female lead in Fox's comedy pilot "Spaced."Read more

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  7. ABC greenlights four projects

    5:00 am 3/27/2008

    ABC has greenlighted four more projects: one-hour cop presentations "Castle," "The Unusuals" and "Finnegan" and half-hour family pilot "Bad Mother's Handbook" from "Help Me Help You" creators Jennifer Konner and Alexandra Rushfield.Read more

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  8. Jason Bateman to direct Fox pilot

    5:00 am 3/27/2008

    "Arrested Development" star Jason Bateman is returning to Fox, this time as a director of the comedy pilot "The Inn." The show marks the first pilot directing duties for Bateman. (Getty Images photo)Read more

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  9. AT&amp;T to launch its mobile TV service

    5:00 am 3/27/2008

    AT&amp;T said Thursday it will launch its long-anticipated mobile TV service from Qualcomm Inc.'s MediaFLO USA in May.Read more

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  10. NCTA announces Cable Show lineup

    5:00 am 3/27/2008

    The National Cable Telecommunications Assn. on Thursday announced the lineup of general-session speakers and panelists for the Cable Show '08, taking place in New Orleans in May.Read more

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