Category: TV and Radio
TV and Radio News – Industry news about broadcast industry, ad spots, talent and technology
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — NASCAR racing legend Wally Dallenbach Jr, motor sports broadcaster for NBC, ABC, TNT and USA Network, joins KDHD-TV, LLC’s team of broadcasters providing live content to national and local news programs around the country. Dallenbach rounds out the roster of broadcast savvy experts covering the dynamic tech, gaming, travel and toy industries for the satellite tour/broadcast news content provider.
NEW YORK, N.Y. — JSM Music, Inc., the largest commercial music production company in America, scored a major touch down at the Super Bowl having provided music for one of the top ad-spots during the game. JSM’s music was featured on Pepsi’s “Magnetic Attraction” advertisement which showcased the musical and acting talents of superstar performer Justin Timberlake.
NEW YORK, N.Y. — FlatSigned Press, Inc. has sued Don Imus, Infinity Broadcasting, and CBS as a result of off-script and off-color remarks Imus made while reading ad copy to promote the book on his show. The “Imus in the Morning” show was selected to be the highlight in FlatSigned Press, Inc.’s marketing of the book, due to Imus’s noted ability to publicize books. Imus’ remarks left an indelible negative mark on the publishing company’s name.
NEW YORK, N.Y. — JSM Music owner and executive producer Joel Simon and his studio will have their own cause to celebrate at this week’s BET Awards. Tuesday night’s awards will include the world premiere of a new TV commercial featuring Mary J Blige – part of a campaign for Chevy Tahoe – for which Simon and JSM Music played a key role.
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. — The kudos are still coming in from Incredible Discoveries’ recent appearance at the Electronic Retailers Association (ERA) show in Las Vegas. During the show and in following weeks, Incredible Discoveries has received amazing responses from their vendors who were extremely impressed by the new innovations in hardware, technology and personal hygiene that ID will soon be introducing.
IRONTON, Ohio — Undiscovered Radio Network, Inc. (www.undiscoveredradionetwork.com) has developed ‘Undiscovered’ a new syndicated broadcast radio program to provide an innovative and long awaited mainstream vehicle for independent artists. The two hour show is set to debut the first weekend of September and features independent rock and alternative artists that have gained local or regional popularity but don’t have the resources to tap into mainstream broadcasting.
SAN MATEO, Calif. — AirSpun, Inc., a California start-up with an e-commerce approach to marketing digital music through commercial radio promotion, announced plans today to launch airspun.com (“Beta”) in an effort to democratize the music hitmaking process and provide independent artists with “unprecedented power over their creative futures.”
CHICAGO, IL — The industry honors just keep racking up for GameBeat Studios. The Chicago-based music production and sound design house recently received two Silver Addys in the 6th District Addy Awards competition for its work on the Wal-Mart Voices of Color(TM) Film Series campaign. The winning spots are now eligible for the National Addy Awards in San Francisco next month. GameBeat produced music and sound for the award-winning spots on behalf of E. Morris Communications, the Chicago agency representing Wal-Mart.
PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KS — As America’s top college football teams battled in the four BCS games, Tostitos, Federal Express, Nokia and Citi, scored more than $106 million of in-game signage and enhancements from ABC Sports during the four telecasts. The values, determined by Image Impact, Inc. (www.ImageImpact.tv), the premier provider of sponsorship impact/product placement evaluation, are based upon the published 30-second commercial rates.