March 7, 2000 |
In what could be a prelude to the closing of the main nongovernment television station in Serbia, the main Yugoslav republic, men in camouflage uniforms raided Studio B's transmission facilities, and President Slobodan Milosevic's government intensified its legal action against the station. Two employees were badly beaten during the predawn raid on the Torlak transmission station, Studio B said.
July 17, 2007 |
An opposition-aligned TV station forced off the air by President Hugo Chavez began broadcasting on cable and satellite television. Employees and actors sang Venezuela's national anthem as Radio Caracas Television, or RCTV, made its first broadcasts since May 27, when Chavez granted the network's open airwaves signal to a state-controlled channel. RCTV's executives argue that Chavez's decision not to renew the station's license was illegal.
April 7, 1992
Local TV stations around the country, challenged by cable and other competitors, are experimenting with a variety of new programming ventures to attract viewers. First-Run Syndication: Although this option has been around for years, local TV stations--particularly independents--are increasingly relying on new shows that bypass the networks. Major successes include "Star Trek: The Next Generation" and "Baywatch."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1988
A cable failure at a major switching station in Hollywood knocked out power to three local television stations at 4:30 Saturday morning, but the stations--KCBS-TV, KTTV and KCOP-TV--all switched to alternate power sources and the interruptions were momentary. The Los Angeles Department of Water & Power said full power was restored at 5:16 a.m.
December 10, 2004 |
Some Venezuelan television stations began altering their programs, citing fears of penalties under a new law restricting violence and sexual content. The law limits broadcasts deemed to be obscene or violent and details a range of offenses for which the government may fine media organizations. The private Globovision television blocked out photographs of street violence with white space when it displayed the day's newspapers, filled with coverage of riots.
March 24, 2001 |
Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat has allowed the office of the Arab world's most popular satellite TV station to reopen. The Qatar-based Al Jazeera's office in the West Bank city of Ramallah was shut down this week in response to an unflattering image of Arafat that it had broadcast as part of a promotion for a documentary on Lebanon's 1975-90 civil war.