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  1998 in television - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
July 15 - Zee TV, a Hindi television channel is launched in the U.S. July 31 - Former child star Gary Coleman is charged with assaulting a young female bus driver in a California shopping mall.
October 1 - Digital satellite television launches in the UK, operated by Sky Digital.
November 15 - Digital terrestrial television launches in the UK, operated by ONdigital.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1998_in_television   (612 words)

  
 1998 in film - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Please note that following the tradition of the English language film industry, these are the top grossing films that were first released in the United States and Canada in 1998; because they may have made most of their income in a later year, they may not be the top-grossing films for calendar year.
The top ten films of 1998 as of January 26, 2006 (U.S. and Canada), January 26, 2006 (UK) and January 26, 2006 (Australia) are as follows:
In total, two films released in 1998 grossed more than $400 million, reaching international blockbuster motion picture status.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1998_in_film   (278 words)

  
 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : 1998   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
January 1998 - A massive ice storm, caused by El Niño, strikes New England, southern Ontario and Quebec, resulting in widespread power failures, severe damage to forests, and a number of deaths.
UNESCO had previously declared 1998 to be the International Year of the Oceans due to the Expo.
August 20 - 1998 U.S. embassy bombings: The United States military launches cruise missile attacks against alleged Al-Qaeda camps in Afghanistan and a suspected chemical plant in Sudan in retaliation for the August 7 bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /1998   (4932 words)

  
 BIA Releases 1999 State of the Television Industry Report
By the end of 1998, Fox was the only company to have achieved the new national reach limit of 35%.
BIA has estimated total television revenues of more than $19.7 billion for the 1,190 non-satellite commercial stations competing in the U.S. in 1998, an increase of 4.7% over the $18.8 billion in 1997.
The top ten television companies, based on number of facilities, owned a total of 304 stations generating $7.63 billion, representing 38.7% of the estimated 1998 total television advertising revenues.
www.prnewswire.com /cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/08-25-1999/0001009129&EDATE=   (812 words)

  
 wiki/1998 in television Definition / wiki/1998 in television Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
CBS was one of the three commercial television networks that dominated broadcasting in the United States before the rise of cable television.
General Hospital General Hospital is the longest-running daytime soap opera on the American ABC television network, and is also the longest-running soap opera produced in Hollywood.
A television series that is intended to air a finite number of episodes is usually called a miniseries.
www.elresearch.com /wiki/1998_in_television   (7702 words)

  
 1998 - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
January 6 - The Lunar Prospector spacecraft is launched into orbit around the Moon and later found evidence for frozen water on the moon's surface.
Lewinsky scandal: On American television, Bill Clinton denies he had "sexual relations" with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
May 9 - Dana Internatioanl a transexual singer from Israel is winning the 1998 eurovision song contest at Birmingham UK.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/1998   (4479 words)

  
 Wikipedia: 1998
January 26 - Lewinsky scandal: On American television, Bill Clinton denies he had "sexual relations" with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
August 20 - 1998 U.S. embassy bombings: The United States military launches cruise missile attacks against alleged al-Quaida camps in Afghanistan and a suspected chemical plant in Sudan in retaliation for the August 7 bombings of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
The al-Shifa pharmaceutical factory in Khartoum is destroyed in the attack.
www.factbook.org /wikipedia/en/1/19/1998.html   (3217 words)

  
 1998 Canadian Television Policy Review
Following its examination of the need for additional national networks in November 1997, the Commission noted the growth of large multi-station ownership groups, and concluded that these groups have the capacity to provide support for Canadian programming at a level comparable to that of traditional networks (see Public Notice CRTC 1998-8).
Television undertakings shall make maximum, and in no case less than predominant, use of Canadian resources and contribute equitably to the production and exhibition of Canadian programs.
The television sector should provide a wide range of programming reflecting the linguistic duality, and multicultural and multiracial nature of Canadian society, including the special place of Aboriginal peoples within that society.
www.crtc.gc.ca /ENG/INFO_SHT/TV10.HTM   (1314 words)

  
 Canadian Television Articles
The general rule of summer television is "re-run central." All summer long, Canadians wanting to watch television have to settle for the same old re-runs that plague them during holidays, hiatuses, and pre-emption periods.
This television season will see the long-awaited sequel to the beloved "Anne" series that originally aired on CBC television in 1985 ("Anne of Green Gables") and 1987 ("Anne of Avonlea").
On October 15, 1998, CTV debuted a new series from William Laurin and Glenn Davis, the creators of the 1997-1998 CTV flop "John Woo's Once a Thief." Set in Hamilton, the series followed the misadventures of the Hamilton Steelheads, a fictitious NHL team created especially for the series.
www.suite101.com /articles.cfm/3057/41-60   (2421 words)

  
 Turn Off the Television
According to the A.C. Neilsen Co. (1998) the television set is on, for an average of 7 hours 12 minutes a day in the average American home.
Family who could not altogether throw the television set out, are limiting the amount of viewing time for their children.
Insha'Allah, families will discover with the increased time away from the television that the extra time can be utilized for socializing with other Muslims, increasing their knowledge of the Deen, activities that benefit the community.
www.alinaam.org.za /library/tvturnoff.htm   (730 words)

  
 Tooning in the 1998 Fall Season
New traditionally-animated syndicated shows include Claster Television's The Lionhearts (premieres the weekend of September 19), which revolves around the domestic life of Leo the Lion and his lion family and Sachs Family Entertainment's Monkey Magic (also premieres the weekend of September 19), which is based on one of the most beloved Chinese classic masterpieces.
The television series is based on the comic strip created by Scott Adams that makes it seem funny and okay for the corporate world to keep the little guy down.
The show is described by WB as "the first prime-time animated comedy to focus on the lives of twentysomethings and teens." It will star four roomates living in a downtown loft in a fictional big city, and their assortment of colorful friends and neighbors.
www2.awn.com /mag/issue3.6/3.6pages/3.6bevilacqua.html   (4574 words)

  
 May 06, 1998 - CRTC's Canadian Television Policy Review Announced
This hearing is the most important event in Canadian television policy since the 1980s, and will affect all aspects of television policy.
Note that the Commission has released performance indicators for the Canadian television system as an appendix to this announcement, including financial data for the past five years.
These show, for example that conventional television station profits have increased by 52% since 1993 [to $264 million] while their expenditures on drama, music and variety programs have increased by only 1% [to $81 million].
www.friends.ca /News/news05069801.asp   (236 words)

  
 Annual Report 1998: Cable Television   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
CTC holds a 40% stake of Metrópolis-Intercom, after having acquired in July 1998 an additional 10% from El Mercurio SAP, as a result of the exercise of this company's put option.
The remaining 60% of Metrópolis-Intercom is held by Comunicaciones Cordillera S.A., in which Cristalerías Chile and TCI are equal partners.
CTC owns the network which Metrópolis-Intercom uses to provide service and receives revenue for technical service provided to customers as well as for the television signal transmission.
www.ctc.cl /investors/memoria/files/1998/html/cable.html   (256 words)

  
 ACME Communications
The significant increase in the Company's revenues and broadcastcash flow for both the three-month and six-month 1998 periods over thecorresponding periods of the prior year relates primarily to theinclusion of KPLR Channel 11 in St. Louis, which the Company hasoperated under an LMA since Oct. 1, 1997, and completed itsacquisition of in March 1998.
Similarly, the six-month net loss figures for 1998 includeinterest expense of approximately $7.3 million and $2.5 millionrelated to ACME TV senior discount notes and ACME Intermediate seniordiscount secured notes.
Also included in the net loss for the threemonths ended June 30, 1998, is an approximate $1.8 million net chargerelated to the amortization of intangible assets at KPLR.
www.irconnect.com /acme/pages/news.html?d=3084   (322 words)

  
 The NFL-Network Television Contracts, 1998-2005
The National Football League (NFL) is negotiating its next round of national television contracts with its broadcast and cable TV partners.
The case provides information on the history of the NFL on television, TV ratings for major sports, TV rights fees for major sports (including the recent new NBA TV contract), and the current contract with each broadcast partner.
Students must also consider the negotiating positions of the NFL and its principal broadcast and cable partners in a high-stakes situation for all parties.
harvardbusinessonline.hbsp.harvard.edu /b01/en/common/item_detail.jhtml?id=599039   (184 words)

  
 FCC, MB, Staff Reports on Children's Television
The FCC reported on January 18, 2001 that commercial television licensees have made many efforts to comply with the scheduling and promotional rules for children's educational and informational programming and are complying with the three-hour core programming guideline established in the 1996 Children's Television Report and Order.
Core Programming: The Report said the average amount of core children's TV programming (defined as specifically designed with a significant purpose to meet the educational and informational needs of children's ages 16 and under) aired by commercial broadcasters is approximately four hours per week.
In 1997, three television networks (ABC, CBS and NBC) requested clarification of the children's television educational and informational programming regulations that become effective on September 1, 1997.
www.fcc.gov /mb/policy/cetv.html   (1019 words)

  
 Online NewsHour: Children's Television-- May 14, 1998
JEFFREY KAYE: Networks are fighting increased competition from public television and from cable channels, which specialize in children's programming and which are not governed by the FCC.
She says she's not happy about the many commercial tie-ins but believes children's programming is a vast improvement.
KATHRYN MONTGOMERY: The Children's Television Act was a design to counter some of these powerful market forces that had basically wiped out any educational and informational programming for children and to provide a kind of countervailing force to ensure that there's some place for those kinds of shows.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/media/jan-june98/television_5-14.html   (1410 words)

  
 SafeYouth.org - Violence Prevention Topics - Television Violence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This digest reports recent findings on violent television content, highlights the recently developed television ratings system, and offers suggestions for parental guidance and mediation of children's viewings of television programs.
Several variables in the relationship between television violence and aggression related to characteristics of the viewers and to the portrayal of violence are identified.
From 1995 to 1997, this project monitored 3,000 hours of primarily broadcast television per year for violent content and the context in which it occurred.
www.safeyouth.org /scripts/topics/tvviolence.asp   (286 words)

  
 GLAAD: Where We Are on TV - 1998-1999 Season   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
GLAAD announced on August 19 that the 1998 fall television lineup would include a unique array of regular and recurring lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender characters of color.
Joining them will be national television's first gay male lead character on the new sitcom Will & Grace.
There were 25 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender characters on television during the 1998-1999 television season.
www.glaad.org /eye/ontv/past/1998_1999.php   (348 words)

  
 1998 Report on Television   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Nielsen Media Research's Report on Television is the authoritative resource for the most complete information about television viewing.
This report is perfect for people who are seeking insight into trends in television.
The Report on Television evaluates trends in national and local viewing, including broadcast and cable viewership, syndication and viewing by demographics.
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 ITV - Corporate - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
ITV is the biggest commercial television network in the UK, broadcasting the most talked about television and making a major contribution to the UK’s culture, economy and communities.
ITV1 is the most popular commercial television channel in Britain, watched on average by 45 million people every week.
It has the largest programme budget of any commercial channel in Europe, currently at around £1 billion, which is spent on a mixed genre schedule made up of a range of high quality programmes.
tv.carlton.com   (474 words)

  
 ANA: News: 1998   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Children's Television: A discussion of trends in children's television, including the current legislative climate.
The panel will include Bob Johnson, chairman and CEO, Black Entertainment Television; Betsy Frank, executive vice president, research and development, MTV Networks; David F. Poltrack, executive vice president, CBS Inc.; Jonathan Mandel, senior vice president, national advertising, Grey Advertising, Inc.; and Horst Stipp, director of social and development research, NBC.
The Forum was developed with the support and involvement of ANA's Television Advertising Committee, of which Kaki Hinton, director of advertising services, Warner-Lambert Company, is chair.
www.ana.net /news/1998/03_04_98.cfm   (257 words)

  
 Television (Harpers.org)
South African television broadcast a 1998 training video showing fl prisoners being mauled repeatedly by police dogs as they begged for mercy; six white policemen were arrested shortly thereafter.
Slobodan Milosevic was interviewed on Yugoslav television: “I can sleep peacefully,” he said, “and my conscience is completely clear.” Chile's former dictator General Augusto Pinochet was spending peaceful days at his country house, strolling in the garden, playing with his grandchildren.
India decided to subsidize televisions for poor people in the hope that increased viewing would cut down on sex and thus the swelling population.
www.harpers.org /Television.html   (2359 words)

  
 1998–1999 Television Schedule
Television viewing preferences: programs, schedules, and the structure of viewing choices made by Israeli adults.
The association between television viewing and irregular sleep schedules among children less than 3 years of age.
TELEVISION FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT: Saturday night fever; ITV watched enviously as the BBC captured audiences with 'Doctor Who'.
www.infoplease.com /ipea/A0760718.html   (196 words)

  
 SMPTE.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Television Analog Recording - Frequency Response and Operating Level of Recorders and Reproducers - Audio 1 Record on 2-in Tape Operating at l5 and 7.5 in/s
Television Analog Recording - 1-in Type B Helical Scan - Frequency Response and Operating Level
Television Analog Recording - 1-in Type C Recorders and Reproducers - Longitudinal Audio Characteristics
www.smpte.org /smpte_store/standards/index.cfm?stdtype=smpte&scope=0   (215 words)

  
 "Great Expectations" in Film and Television, 1917 to 1998
The BBC produced a thirteen-part serial version in 1959 (from 5 April through 28 June), rebroadcast from 30 March through 22 June 1960, was followed by a ten-part version in 1967 written by Hugh Leonard, broadcast on British television in ten parts between 22 January and 26 March.
The last film version recorded by Bolton is the twelve-part BBC1 television version broadcast in 1980 (rebroadcast in 1981), written by James A. Hall, produced by Barry Letts, and directed by Julian Amyes.
A radical departure from the above relatively close adaptations for screen and television was Alfonso Cuaron's modernized and Americanized treatment of Dickens's story filmed in 1998 with some recognizable characters in very different settings.
victorianweb.org /authors/dickens/ge/filmadapt.html   (2406 words)

  
 UNT Libraries: Subject Guides, Radio, Television, and Film   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A comprehensive directory for radio, television, film and new media with over 25,000 links.
Flicker is the source for the alternative cinematic experience featuring films and videos that transgress the boundaries of the traditional viewing experience, challenge notions of physical perception, and provide cutting edge alternatives to the media information technocracy.
WNET is one of the major producing stations for PBS and is a provider of television programming, educational products and services.
www.library.unt.edu /subjects/rtvf/film.htm   (1327 words)

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