December 23, 1993 |
You say you can't get enough of college basketball on television? Try SportsChannel Philadelphia, whose recently expanded lineup will offer 157 games this season, including seven in one day on Jan. 30. This bonanza of basketball is mostly attributable to an affiliation agreement between SportsChannel Philadelphia and Prime SportsChannel Networks that began Nov. 1. Prime, which has 20 affiliates with almost 40 million subscribers, is supplying 104...
July 29, 1997 |
In a sudden about-face, the Lower Camden County Regional school board unanimously voted last night to become a full member of a new government and education cable channel that will serve Berlin Township, Clementon, Lindenwold and Pine Hill. The regional district allocated a one-time fee of $1,820 for equipment to run the channel. In doing so, the Lower Camden County panel joined the local school boards and governing bodies of the four towns, which have already given $1,300 each to get the project off the ground.
October 10, 2013
FIRST came the painful reform of the city's broken property-tax system that resulted in the Actual Value Initiative. Now comes the measure of public opinion about AVI. A new poll released yesterday by Pew's Philadelphia Research Initiative surveyed city residents on whether they were aware of AVI and what they think of the new system. The most startling fact: Only 52 percent have heard of AVI. Among homeowners only, that number jumps to 73 percent. Still, that makes us wonder: Does that mean that 27 percent of Philadelphians aren't opening their mail?
November 29, 2001 |
With the popularity of video games growing like a grade-schooler's Pokemon collection, it was only a matter of time before gamers got their own cable channel. Comcast Corp. announced yesterday that it would launch G4, a cable network devoted entirely to video games, along with an accompanying Web site, G4TV.com, in April. The channel initially will be available to seven million Comcast and Insight Communications cable-TV subscribers. Philadelphia-based Comcast, the principal investor in the project, said it could get the venture off the ground for less than $200 million if it could make the channel available to 20 million to 30 million cable subscribers.
July 18, 2012 |
NBC News and Comcast Corp. moved on Monday to fix brand confusion between the MSNBC 24-hour cable news show, whose ratings have surged with liberal commentators Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews, and Ed Schultz, and the straight-news MSNBC.com news website. Comcast and NBC bought out Microsoft's 50 percent stake in MSNBC.com for a reported $300 million late last week. Readers logging on to MSNBC.com on Monday were redirected to NBCNews.com, a new website. NBC officials would not comment on the financial terms of buying out their 16-year partner in the venture.
June 1, 1997 |
Okay, so the prizes weren't the much-coveted gold statuettes of a svelte Greek goddess holding aloft the world. These were but a chunk of Lucite with a plastic base. Okay, so the competition was different, too. Instead of best actor and actress in a television series, best comedy television series and so on, this competition was for best graphics, best interview, best sports coverage, best editing, best series, best student sports announcer, best news show, best news pack (or news spotlight)
October 17, 1995 |
The good news is that last night there was a civil, but lively, exchange among the four candidates for mayor, where real differences surfaced. The bad news is that it was on cable TV, Channel 66, and not even the A.C. Nielsen Co. knows if anybody was watching because cable TV is unrated. That said, Democratic Mayor Rendell and Republican Joe Rocks, a former state senator, Consumer Party candidate Lance Haver and Social Workers Party candidate Deborah Liaitos shared their views for an uninterrupted half-hour at the Mummers Museum.
March 7, 2013 |
Fox Sports Media Group, a division of News Corp., is elbowing into the national 24-hour cable sports arena with Fox Sports 1, which will debut Aug. 17. It had been one of the worst-kept secrets in the media business that Fox was planning a sports cable channel, as it acquired billions of dollars in TV sports rights over the last 16 months. The company officially disclosed the new channel at a New York media event Tuesday and said it would air NASCAR, Major League Baseball, college football and basketball, soccer, and Ultimate Fighting Championship events.
August 29, 1996 |
BET is getting unreal. And it's the reality of the competitive television market that's forcing it. Since its launch in 1980, the African-American cable network of record has provided viewers with a broad palette of programming, including its flagship show, "Video Soul. " But this fall, the lineup is undergoing sweeping changes, the most significant of which is the replacement of "Video Soul" with "UnReal. " Instead of focusing on news and information programming, the network has decided to go after a narrower, younger audience.
August 4, 1996 |
To David Rostetter, the court-appointed overseer of Chester Upland's special education program, it was simply a matter of the public's right to know. That was why he considered it entirely proper to present a 43-minute report criticizing the district in a recent program on the Chester Upland educational-access cable channel. School board member Wanda J. Mann, however, thought it was an outrage for the district to be bashed on the informational station. She demanded that the segment be banished and replaced with more positive news.