Network Creative Group is creating a new network, BlueHighways TV, that will focus on American life, heritage and folklore. NCG chief Stan Hitchcock said in a prepared statement that BlueHighways TV "is like a family neighborhood picnic from all over the country.
Spanish-language television channel TeleFutura, which is owned by Univision, gave competitor Telemundo a run for its money in the second quarter, capturing the No. 2 spot in early morning and daytime among Hispanics 18-49. However, media buyers are not immediately jumping on TeleFutura's bandwagon because they need evidence of a strong primetime showing.
Members of the House Commerce Committee's Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet reportedly weren't particularly interested in a plan to force the cable industry to offer a la carte pricing. The committee's coldness indicates that a law requiring a la carte likely won't be passed during this Congress.
"McEnroe," a chat show hosted by the tennis legend and former bad boy, is taking a bow on CNBC on Wednesday. "It's a great opportunity, because the expectations are lower than if I were appearing on network television," McEnroe said.