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Business - Comcast Corporation Founder Ralph J. Roberts, Passed Away - June, 2015
Roberts was a born entrepreneur, great American businessman and philanthropist, who played a key role in the development of the cable television business. He founded Comcast in 1963 - He grew the Company from its humble roots as a small, regional cable company into the global Fortune 50 media and technology leader it is today

Business - Brian Sweeney to Become Chief Financial Officer of Cablevision - February, 2015
Sweeney succeeds Gregg Seibert who will continue to serve as vice chairman of Cablevision, working on the company’s long-term strategic and financial initiatives

Business - Deborah Turness Named President of NBC News - May, 2013
As President, Turness will be responsible for all aspects of the NBC News division including the programs “NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams,” “Today,” “Meet the Press,” and “Dateline” as well as its news bureaus around the world

Business - Comcast names Neil Smit Chief Executive Officer - December, 2011
Smit joined Comcast from Charter Communications where he served as Chief Executive Officer and Director from 2005-2010. Prior to Charter, he was President of Time Warner’s America Online Access Business overseeing America Online (AOL), CompuServe and Netscape ISPs

Business - Bob Pittman to Receive Top Honor from City of Hope - December, 2011
Pittman was named CEO of Clear Channel in October 2011. He is also a founding member of Pilot Group, LLC, a New York private investment firm, and is a highly regarded media innovator who has made a significant impact in a number of industries and companies. He led the team that created MTV and has served as CEO or chief operating officer of MTV Networks, America Online, Six Flags Theme Parks, Quantum Media, Century 21 Real Estate, Time Warner Enterprises and AOL Time Warner

TV - VIDEO BEAT EXTRA - Part 2 - RICHARD BRANSON DOES IT HIS WAY - AMAZING RACE USA FINAL - December, 2011
BALLS TO THE WALL LIKE A VIRGIN - Richard Branson took chances by putting his life on the line and spent time in jail just to be like a Virgin. In his rolling his dice for life he has come up with 7's and 11's while throwing a few snake eyes along the way. The result being he's a success story worth $4 billion. - A surprising final three vie for the Amazing Race USA title and the $1 million first prize after the most dominate team in the race slip up in the semifinal - Recommended TV Listings

TV - VIDEO BEAT EXTRA - Part 1 - GAME CHANGERS - MARC ANDREESSEN & RICHARD BRANSON - December, 2011
THE GOING (FORWARD) GET TOUGH - Bloomberg TV's weekend programming is addictive. Their programs focus on the movers and shakers that created the most popular business in the world today. The information presented is inspiring and eye opening. They explore their strengths, weaknesses and faults - Recommended TV Listings

TV - VIDEO BEAT MAX Part 2 - GOOGLE CO-FOUNDERS LARRY PAGE & SERGEY BRIN featured on GAME CHANGES - November, 2011
FROM DON'T BE EVIL TO BIG BROTHER - Bloomberg TV's Game Changers went overboard with their feature of Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin in making a one hour show while previous programs were consigned to a half hour. The allotted time of the program is justified as it reveals how one of the most powerful companies in the world came together and went sonic with success within two years as the two creators were on the road to become billionaires - Recommended TV Listings

TV - VIDEO BEAT EXTRA EXTRA Part 2 - BLOOMBERG TV'S GAME CHANGERS - November, 2011
THE TOUGH GET GOING - Twitter skyrocketed to popularity and was praised and by Internet users. The road was not so smooth for it's creator Jack Dorsey as Bloomberg TV's Game Changers program revealed - Game Changers also opened up the pages of the bumps in the road that Craigslist creator Craig Newmark experienced - Facing Genocide protagonist Theary Seng moves on to do another film - Recommended TV Listings

TV - VIDEO BEAT EXTRA EXTRA Part 1 - BLOOMBERG TV OFFERS FOOD FOR THE BRAIN PROGRAMMING - November, 2011
YEARN TO LEARN = $ - Bloomberg offers programming that defines the Internet age and those who have been instrumental in its development. Risk Takers and Game Changers are programs that feature stories of those individuals who have been instrumental in the development of THE INTERNET AGE as well as those who take on business challenges, face and overtake adversity - Elon Musk co-founder of PayPal, SpaceX and Tesla Motors, Facebook founder (?) Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg - Recommended TV Listings

Entertainment BIZ - Simon Fuller Partners with 19 Entertainment - April, 2011
To Guide the Career of the Winner of This Year’s ‘American Idol’

TV - VIDEO BEAT EXTRA EXTRA - CNN FOUNDER TED TURNER on CNBC TITANS - November, 2010
THE MASTERMIND OF CABLE TELEVISION - Turner easily could be considered the godfather of cable television. Without his vision and determination International cable television wouldn't be what it is today - America's Next Top Model Final - AUSTRALIA NETWORKS FUTURE EXPRESS - Recommended TV Listings

TV - VIDEO BEAT EXTRA EXTRA Part 3 - CNN founder TED TURNER SPEAKS OUT ABOUT CNN - May, 2010
Turner said since his departure CNN is more tabloid journalism and less news - CNN's SAVE THE CHILDREN RHINESTONE RAMBO - NGO's are profiteering from the problems of the disadvantaged poor families of Cambodia - ANOTHER RING FOR THE LARRY KING? The King of talk as we refer to him is about to experience his eighth divorce from wife number 7 Shawn Southwick after 13 years of wedded bliss... well sort of. Confused? -
IT'S DOWN TO THE FINAL - Recommended TV Listings

TV - VIDEO BEAT EXTRA Part 2 - American Idol creator Simon Fuller TIES UP AMERICAN IDOL WINNERS - May, 2010
When checking the list of all the American Idol winners all signed with the management firm 19 Entertainment which was founded by American Idol creator Simon Fuller. If you believe that incest is best then this is one example - IT'S DOWN TO THE FINAL 4 - Recommended TV Listings

MARCH, 2008 - NR TOP 10 Stories
Renowned television talk show host Larry King returns to the NR Top 10 in our June Biz Who Is column. Our Top 10 reviews are gaining momentum and this month took the top four spots on out National Radio Top 10 rankings. As a change of pace on this Top 10 we listed the most popular stories viewed that were published during the period January 1, 2007 to March 15 2007. Overall Dr Beat Richner tops the list and has done so for most of the Top 10 rankings over the past two years. - SEARCH ENGINES GUILTY OF INTERNET THEFT?.... - Entertainment - TV

BIZ WHO IS - TERRY LYONS - The NBA - MARCH 2008
Lyons was instrumental in the effort to integrate NBA players into the Olympic movement prior to 1992. Those efforts helped propel the NBA onto the global stage at an exponential rate: most recently, NBA players represented eight of the 12 counties in the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens and 15 of the 24 countries in the 2006 World Championship in Japan. Throughout his career, Lyons helped launch NBA.com, the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), NBA TV and the NBA Development League (NBA D-League). In addition, he managed broadcast and public relations relationships with ABC/ESPN, NBC Sports, CBS, CNN and Turner Sports. In 1986, he created and organized NBA Photos to assist NBA Entertainment in chronicling photographically the league’s growth and history. - TV - Business Internet Technology

2007 YEAR IN REVIEW - JANUARY, 2008
Looking back on the top stories of 2007 two things jumped out most notably June with five stories of interest while January and May with four were the top months. Second our NR Top 10 Stories surged in reader attention. The March NR Top 10 was the fastest ever riser up the charts until overtaken in successive months of May, June and July with July eventaully becoming the most read NR Top 10 column followed by May. - Entertainment - TV

BIZ WHO IS - The Grammy's Neil Portnow - September 2007
Among his new ideas Portnow created and integrated "My GRAMMY Moment" on the 49th Annual GRAMMY Awards — the first-ever interactive creative segment on the GRAMMY Awards telecast - TV -

BIZ WHO IS/ARE - IVANKA & DONALD TRUMP JR? - JULY 2007
While not being aware of her presence since I tuned on the Apprentice late many thoughts came to mind when I first saw the young blond haired blue-eyed girl in Carolyn Kepcher's place.

BIZ WHO IS - LARRY KING - JUNE 2007
King was named both the fourth-greatest radio talk show host of all time and the top television talk show host of all time. King is the only person to place in the top ten on both lists. LARRY KING TAKES ON THE WORLD - TV - Business Internet Technology

BIZ WHO IS - 19 Entertainment American idol's 800 Ton Gorilla - May, 2007
For any show that pays one of its judges Simon Cowell US $36 million a year to dissect thousands of American Idol hopefuls and contestants you know that there is a tremendous revenue stream in the American Idol brand as well as being the David Beckham connection

BIZ WHO IS - Bob Block - The Godfather of PPVTV (Pay Per View Television - February, 2007
"I began looking into Pay-TV in 1970 when the U.S. Supreme Court made Pay Television legal by denying an injunction against Pay TV. I decided to form a pay-TV network in 1972. In France where we were instrumental in forming Canal +, the most successful pay TV service in Europe." - Ted Turner - Bill Mechanic (The Titanic) - American Idol's Simon Fuller, Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul prove What Goes Around Comes Around - Business Internet Technology

BIZ WHO IS - The David Beckham Connection - Tim Leiweke & AEG - March, 2007
The David Beckham, LA Kings, LA Galaxy, American Idol CONNECTION

BIZ WHO IS - TED TURNER - The King of Cable TV - January, 2007
Ted Turner - Dubai's Al Sharq - AP - AFP - FOX NEWS - Porsche - Toshu Fukami - Boonkerd Angamnuaysr - Fender - Showtime Network - Toshiba - France 24 - Panasonic - AOL - Business Internet Technology


2006

BIZ WHO IS - NEW: SHAKERS & MOVERS In BUSINESS - October, 2006
Shaquille O'Neal Group - Ralph DiSibio - Fender Musical Instruments Corporation - BMI - Business Success Story from Crystal Mansion - Mark Burnett Productions - NBC Universal - DreamWorks Television - Internet Phishing Group - More Business Internet Technology

BIZ WHO IS - NEW: SHAKERS & MOVERS In BUSINESS - September, 2006
Warren Buffett - Donald Trump - Bob Costas - John Madden - Tyra Banks - Corey Booth - Samsung - Premiere Radio Network - Get Reel with former Westinghouse president Ralph DiSibio - Business Internet Technology


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Entertainment BIZ: VIDEO BEAT - MTV @ THE BEGINNING - August, 1981
This MTV story was written in December 1980 after interviewing MTV's first President Bob Pittman about his programming plans of their to be launched 24-hour music television channel. The magazine held on to it before publishung it after the MTV launch August 1, 1981. Their reluctance in doing so they joined a long list of skeptics that said the channel couldn't be done and questioned who would watch music on television 24 hours around the clock? . .. Business - - TV

BIZ WHO IS - PAY TELEVISION - SelecTV was the beginning of PPVTV - August, 1979
With Pay TV being a NEW THING in Asia for some of us it is OLD SCHOOL. Pay TV is being implemented in the Philippines over ABS-CBN and also on Cambodia's CTN who are marketing their services outside of their countries. The Pay Per View business began in 1979 at SelecTV in Beverly Hills, California USA. Bill Mechanic the man responsible for releasing the blockbuster-hit film Titanic was the Director of programming at SelecTV. Read his column on programming and other news about the Pay TV industry in SelecTV's Choice Voice company NEWS. - Business Internet Technology


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