August 19, 2010 |
Broadcasting giant CBS Corp. is the latest U.S. media company to enter the fast-growing Indian television market, teaming up with a company backed by one of India's wealthiest men. CBS announced Wednesday that it had structured a 50-50 joint venture with Anil Dhirubhai Ambani's Reliance Broadcast Network that initially will launch three English-language channels in India. The pay television channels, expected to go on the air in October, will target India's younger and more affluent audiences, showcasing programs that CBS owns including "NCIS," " CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and its eagerly awaited remake of " Hawaii Five-0.
September 24, 2008 |
If you practice journalism long enough, you begin to develop a mental list of characters you hope never again to type in a particular sequence. Take, for example, the letters that spell "O.J. Simpson." Like most sensible people, you've probably been doing something useful with your time recently -- figuring out, say, what "field dressing a moose" actually entails, watching your 401(k) implode or setting up a rescue program for rabid skunks.
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September 12, 2008 |
Mel Harris, a former top television executive at Paramount and Sony Pictures Entertainment who was known as a TV, video and cable innovator, has died. He was 65. Harris, a Malibu resident, died of cancer Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, said his son, Chad. After joining Paramount in 1977 as vice president of research for Paramount Television Service, a fourth TV network project that was never launched, Harris became vice president of program marketing for Paramount Television Group.
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March 1, 2005 |
Viewers who were hoping to tune in to a live broadcast Monday night of the last Los Angeles mayoral debate before the March 8 election were instead treated to hoopla of a different sort. More than two months after announcing plans to sponsor the debate and air it live, KCBS-TV (Channel 2) decided at the last minute to tape the 90-minute forum and delay its broadcast by a day. A spokesman for the station refused to explain the decision, saying there was "a variety of reasons."
September 13, 2004 |
The onslaught began nearly a quarter-century ago, when Paramount television dispatched a rookie salesman to local stations across the country to peddle a daring new show. He was armed with a stack of celebrity-filled magazines. "We told them that the public had just an insatiable appetite for celebrity news," recalled the salesman, Greg Meidel. "We had to convince station owners that there was enough material available to fill up a half-hour every night."
January 28, 2004 |
There may have been a primary election in New Hampshire and a continuing war in Iraq that other journalists covered Tuesday. Those journalists were not the ones who by 4:30 a.m. had filled almost every seat at tables set up in the lobby of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science's Wilshire Boulevard office.