A review of the company's accounting methods led Adelphia to reduce its reported number of digital cable subscribers by 30%. "It's a move toward a more conservative set of accounting practices," a spokesman said.
For the 2005 release "The Green Hornet," Miramax is seeking more than $35 million for an automotive product placement deal. "It has to be a cool car. Minivans need not apply," said Lori Sale, EVP of worldwide promotions.
Polls show that the public's trust in the media has continued to fall steadily since 1989. Confidence has been eroded by a series of reporting scandals, most recently The New York Times' admission that one of its reporters fabricated and plagiarized stories.
Travel Channel has tapped nine-year Discovery Networks International veteran Rick Rodriguez to succeed Steve Cheskin as EVP and GM. Rodriguez, who previously was EVP of content for DNI, is to oversee programming, production and development for Travel Channel.