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Lopez and Spears may have competing talk shows

...certain days on "The View," said Bill Carroll, who follows the syndication market for the Katz Television Group, a media buying firm. "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest is beginning an entertainment-oriented show for late afternoons in January...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/08/08/ent_383475.shtml
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Business briefs: UPS declares jump in year's net income

...director of consulting firm BNI-Business Network International, will talk about how ethnic and cultural groups make media buying decisions. The meeting will be at noon at the Partridge Inn. Reservations are required by noon today and can be made...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/02/01/bus_280727.shtml
Business
Sweeps month programming gives network a second chance on lackluster season

...has started strongly, it's one of the most important sweeps in years, said Steve Sternberg, an analyst for the media buying firm Magna Global USA. "It's hard to figure out what's going on when you have the World Series and baseball postseason...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/10/30/tel_398992.shtml
Television
Who's the real 'American Idol'? Ryan Seacrest

...the Fox series, especially given his "lackluster" talk show venture, said Stacey Lynn Koerner, an executive with media-buying firm Initiative. "It remains to be seen whether audiences are more enchanted by the man or the program," she said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/14/tel_43132.shtml
Television
Paula Abdul at the center of 'Idol' controversy

...with a contestant, you won't see her as a judge next year," said Shari Anne Brill, a television analyst for the media buying firm Carat USA. Still, Brill said, "The franchise will live on. They seemed to weather all of these other storms...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/05/06/tel_452373.shtml
Television
Disney pins family channel hopes on former BBC executive

...Family to ABC Family, which is almost like ABC II to some degree," said Stacey Lynn Koerner of Initiative Media, a media buying firm. The deal for Fox Family Worldwide also included children's cable networks in Europe and Latin America, the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/20/tel_422749.shtml
Television
New TV channel rolls the dice on viewer interest in gambling

...shows will be successful. "That's the ultimate question," said Bill Carroll, an analyst for Katz Television, a media buying firm. "The marketplace will determine if there really is a need for any of these digital channels that are specially...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/10/27/tel_398646.shtml
Television
Jane Pauley signs up for daytime talk show, two books

...in "The Jane Pauley Show," said Bill Carroll, an expert in the syndication market for Katz Television Group, a media buying firm. "It's someone of credibility, someone who is a known name for them," Carroll said. "It's not someone...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/06/13/tel_378400.shtml
Television
Government allows companies to own more TV stations

...studios, the New York Post and other media properties. Murdoch told a Senate committee last month he has no plan for a media buying spree after the changes, other than his proposed acquisition of DirecTV, the nation's largest satellite television...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/06/03/bus_377371.shtml
Business
Madden to 'Monday Night Football'

...you have a lopsided game, someone like Madden can help keep the audience tuned in longer," said Paul Schulman, of media buying company Advanswers PHD. "His personality, his knowledge of the game and his sense of humor is such that he can find...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/03/01/pro_336141.shtml
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