The Skinny: First I thought it was the Chinese food. Then I thought it was the staff meeting. But it turns out I came down with some bug that made me very sick and sent me home early Tuesday. Still, I'm here and cranking for you. Oh man, I sound like that other blogger. How awful. Anyway, today's roundup includes plans at
Daily Dose: Because there just aren't enough television award shows,
Radio for digital.
"You give us 22 minutes, we'll give you the world." Anyone who's lived in New York knows that's the motto of CBS-owned WINS-AM. Now CBS News wants to take that concept digital and create a video news platform for the Web that would essentially be a rolling newscast reporting on and updating the top stories of the day. The idea is still in the planning stages, but could be announced in the next several weeks, an insider said. While details are still being worked out, what this isn't is a cable news channel for the Web with all the political shouting, tabloid stories and car chases. Details on the effort from
Wheeler ready to roll. The Senate confirmed the nomination of former cable and telco lobbyist Tom Wheeler as the new chairman of the
As long as there are no Jared cameos. If it seems like you're seeing a lot of plugs for Subway sandwiches, it's because you are. The chain has been very active in working with producers and networks to weave its products into the plots of sitcoms and dramas. Subway is eager to talk about it, but the producers forced to turn their scripts into not-so-subtle ads are less so, per a story in Variety.
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