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  2006 in Television - SCIFIPEDIA
2006 marked the beginning of the end for longest-running science fiction program, Stargate SG-1 as the Sci Fi Channel announced that it would be cancelling the series after it finished its run in early 2007.
In broadcast TV, the biggest new series for both CBS and NBC were genre shows with NBC's Heroes shining as the biggest new hit of the year.
Each was merged into the other to form a new television network in The CW.
scifipedia.scifi.com /index.php/2006_in_Television   (337 words)

 GRIZZLIES: Grizzlies Announce 2006-2007 Television Schedule
Memphis, Tennessee, October 4, 2006 — The Memphis Grizzlies today announced their television schedule for the 2006-07 NBA season.
Pranica and Tuohy join forces for television broadcasts for the first time after Tuohy spent the previous five seasons as color commentator for Grizzlies radio broadcasts.
For Pranica, it marks his second full season of television play-by-play duties and third season with the Grizzlies overall.
www.nba.com /grizzlies/news/release-061004-television_schedule.html   (457 words)

 Pediatric Advisor 2006.2: Television: Reducing the Negative Impact   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Children who are allowed to stay up late to watch television are usually too tired the following day to remember what they were taught in school.
The availability of cable television, videos, and DVDs means that any child of any age has access to the uncut versions of R-rated films.
The information is intended to inform and educate and is not a replacement for medical evaluation, advice, diagnosis or treatment by a healthcare professional.
www.med.umich.edu /1libr/pa/pa_btelevis_hhg.htm   (1135 words)

 Computer and Technology
A 42-inch plasma television was once viewed as being luxuries in society – hard-to-find indulgences shown to and bought by only the richest in society – but today, they are available to the entire public.
Being already sold on the advantages of plasma TV technology, this time around you are going to simply buy a 32 inch plasma television, and your only concerns are the features that you wish your new unit to have to match the television viewing that you would like in the bedroom.
An HD plasma television produces higher quality pictures by receiving and displaying data in a digital format, and in addition, an HD plasma television contains more lines of image display, which means that of finer distinctions in color and a crisper picture.
tech.vocaboly.com   (799 words)

 2006 PTFP Television Awards
Anchorage, AK A project to continue the digital conversion of Alaska Public Telecommunications Inc.'s television station KAKM and improve the digital interface with KSKA-FM and the Alaska Public Radio Network by purchasing HD downconverters, HD upconverters, a RF Router, multichannel audio systems, wireless microphone transmitters, and distribution amplifiers.
Boise, ID A project to continue the digital conversion of the Idaho Public Television network by purchasing two digital translators, nine digital-ready analog translators, and a digital microwave system for connectivity to three translator sites.
Durham, NH A project to continue the digital conversion of New Hampshire Public Television by purchasing a digital audio mixer, HD field camcorder package, HD editing units, and a hard-drive archive and storage system.
www.ntia.doc.gov /ptfp/projects/2006/grantsSub.cfm?RT=TV   (1141 words)

 TV Addicts - Trend UK September 2006 - British Council Russia
Televisions are more affordable now than ever and people often have second and third televisions in bedrooms and kitchens.
You can catch everything from your favourite daytime television programme while you are at work, to the latest breaking news and sporting events.
David Dickinson’s Bargain Hunt revolutionised television, achieving the highest viewing figures for BBC daytime television, with around two million viewers every day.
www.britishcouncil.org /russia-trenduk-september-2006-tv-addicts-2.htm   (431 words)

 CBC/Radio-Canada - CBC Television Programming Plans   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The challenge CBC Television faces is to deliver great Canadian programming to Canadians - programming that captures their attention and their imagination...programming that speaks to their unique sensibility.
CBC Television operates in the most competitive broadcasting market in the world and Canada's proximity to the U.S., and the resulting flood of American programming that flows across our borders, is just one of the challenges facing CBC Television.
We remain committed to children's programming and intend for CBC Television to remain the place parents turn to for a safe, educational and entertaining viewing environment for their children.
cbc.radio-canada.ca /speeches/20060310.shtml   (2648 words)

 Indiantelevision.com's Digital Edge: Digital television progressing steadily in the UK : Ofcom
The number of secondary television sets (for example, those used in a spare room or a child’s bedroom) viewed using digital receivers has more than doubled in the year to June 2006, from just under 3.5 million to over seven million.
In total, more than 40 per cent of television sets in the UK are either connected to a digital set-top-box or have an integrated digital tuner demonstrating that a substantial number of households are now going fully digital.
In the second quarter of 2006, of the 168,000 homes viewing digital services for the first time on their primary television sets, 64 per cent chose to do so via digital satellite television.
www.indiantelevision.com /headlines/y2k6/oct/oct93.htm   (580 words)

 Digital Television Transition | Benton Foundation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The nations 1,600 television stations are converting from traditional analog technology to a digital television format.
Consumers deserve to know how broadcasters will serve their day-to-day television needs – healthy programming for children, healthy programming for our democracy, healthy programming for our communities, and as much information about the TV that comes into our living rooms as the food that comes into our kitchens.
The Digital Television Transition and Public Safety Act of 2005: A summary of the DTV transition law.
www.benton.org /index.php?q=taxonomy/term/59&from=340   (917 words)

 Three out of four households now watch digital television | Ofcom
The report shows that an increasing number of households are watching digital television on second or third TV sets (for example, in a spare bedroom or the kitchen) in addition to their main set.
As of September 2006 there were almost eight million second sets connected to some form of digital reception device (either a set-top-box or an integrated digital tuner), up from four million in the same period last year.
Therefore, a household with satellite or cable on the primary television set but DTT on a second set would be defined as a satellite or cable digital household.
www.ofcom.org.uk /media/news/2006/12/nr_20061220   (597 words)

 Laurel’s TV Picks » Schedule Grids
The Fall 2006 Schedule Grid shows you what the schedule looked like at the start of the 2006-2007 TV season; it also includes premiere dates for shows and other useful info on what the schedules looked like when announced at the Upfronts and any changes made before the season started.
It also has indicators to let you know which shows were new to the schedule at that time, which shows changed timeslots, and which returned in the same slots they had last season.
The Fall 2006 Grid is also where you’ll find the lists of shows that aren’t returning for 2006-2007 and a list of shows that are returning or debuting at midseason this year.
www.tvpicks.net /grids   (160 words)

 1301.0 - Year Book Australia, 2006
As well as planning the availability of segments of the broadcasting services bands (VHF/UHF television, FM and AM radio), the ACMA has the power to allocate, renew, suspend and cancel licences and to collect any fees payable for those licences.
There were 9,094 employees working for 27 commercial free-to-air and 6 subscription television broadcasting businesses at the end of June 2003 (table 12.22).
The commercial free-to-air television broadcasters recorded an operating profit before tax of $658.9m, and an operating profit margin of 17.7%.
www.abs.gov.au /AUSSTATS/abs@.nsf/46d1bc47ac9d0c7bca256c470025ff87/44d49621bae4791fca2570de001427d9!OpenDocument   (785 words)

 Television advertising of food and drink products to children - Options for new restrictions | Ofcom
We intend to be in a position to publish the new data at the end of May. In order to give stakeholders sufficient time to consider this new data, the closing date for the consultation has been extended to 30 June.
Ofcom wishes to make it clear that, while it believes, based on the current evidence, that such a move would be disproportionate, it would welcome stakeholder views on this matter, whether in response to question 5 of the consultation, or otherwise.
Television Advertising of Food and Drink to Children: Options for new restrictions
www.ofcom.org.uk /consult/condocs/foodads   (429 words)

 New Media Musings: Television Archives
"Television is a very straightforward, passive, linear medium," said Lloyd Braun, the former chairman of ABC's entertainment group, who now oversees the development of a sprawling campus for Yahoo in Santa Monica, Calif., that will largely be devoted to creating original video programming for the Internet.
This do-it-for-ourselves paradigm is a crucial point to understand, as newspapers and television stations move to assimilate the world of the blogosphere.
Four years ago, Al Gore and I set out to transform television with a new network that empowers young adults by unleashing their creativity and enabling their dreams, passions, stories and opinions to be shared with their generational cohort.
www.newmediamusings.com /blog/television/index.html   (7225 words)

 Ofcom publishes Digital Television Progress Report for Q2 2006 | Ofcom
The report shows that by the end of June 2006 70.2% of UK television households (17.7 million) were watching digital television on at least one set in the home - up from 69.7% at the end March this year.
The report also reveals that the large majority of digital television receivers are now being bought for use on additional television sets within the home to complement digital viewing on the household’s primary television.
In Q2 2006, of the 168,000 homes viewing digital services for the first time on their primary television sets, 64% chose to do so via digital satellite television.
www.ofcom.org.uk /media/news/2006/10/nr_20061004?view=Welsh   (801 words)

 Cancelled Television Shows Of 2006 » Netscape.com
Television – These shows left the airwaves in 2006.
Television – The new season of 24 has started out with a bang.
Television – On The View, Rosie O'Donnell talked about tossing the salad and if you are a gay man you will ask to toss salad at dinner time.For being such a big lesbo, it is unbelievable that Rosie has never heard the term `Toss…
tv.netscape.com /story/2006/12/28/cancelled-television-shows-of-2006   (155 words)

In addition, many of the characterizations of gays and lesbians on the networks fall into minor, supporting or recurring roles, leaving much to be desired in GLAAD's quest for fair, accurate and inclusive portrayals.
"Television is a reflection of society, but the broadcast networks are not doing enough to fairly represent the diversity of their audience.
This year, in its most comprehensive analysis of diversity ever, GLAAD examined ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation among all "series regulars" scheduled to appear on the broadcast networks during the 2005-06 season, based on information the networks provided by Aug. 29, 2005.
www.glaad.org /media/archive_detail.php?id=3832&PHPSESSID=f   (666 words)

 Year in Queer 2006: Television | AfterEllen.com
The television landscape in 2006 was an uneven one for lesbians and bisexual women.
Lesbians on television continue to be predominantly feminine in appearance, a situation that was underscored by The L Word's third season transgender story line in which the show's sole butch character, Moira, quickly transitioned from female to male.
While in previous seasons she underwent uncomfortable on-air makeovers in which she was dressed in feminine outfits that she clearly did not enjoy, this fall her approach to fashion has scaled back the pink sweaters in favor of neckties.
www.afterellen.com /TV/2006/12/yearinqueertv.html   (754 words)

 TELEVISION SPORTS RIGHTS 2006 - PSB Media - Sports Media Business Information
The volume consists of six chapters, each devoted to an essential element of the business of media, specifically television, sports rights: the law, history, finance, current business challenges, marketing, and, finally, broadcast contracts themselves.
The current estimated total economic activity related to sports as an industry is $213 billion; of that, 20.2%, or $10.57 billion is accounted for by television broadcast rights.
Sport is not recognized as an official industry by the Census bureau, rather there are a variety of industries which engage in activities pertaining to sport.
www.gouldmedia.com /nv_rpt_tsr06.php   (486 words)

 The Television Licensable Content Services Order 2006
The text of this Internet version of the Statutory Instrument which is published by the Queen's Printer of Acts of Parliament has been prepared to reflect the text as it was Made.
(c) where he is providing a television licensable content service to the provider of a radio multiplex service in accordance with such an agreement as is mentioned in paragraph (a) but intends to cease doing so, to notify OFCOM of that fact.".
Article 2 amends sections 232 and 233 to allow a television licensable content service to be carried on a radio multiplex service.
www.opsi.gov.uk /si/si2006/20062131.htm   (1858 words)

 ASCAP Selects 12 Aspiring Film and TV Composers to Participate in the 2006 ASCAP Television & Film Scoring Workshop ...
New York, NY, July 6, 2006: ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) has selected 12 aspiring composers to participate in the 18th Annual ASCAP Television and Film Scoring Workshop with Richard Bellis, which begins today in Los Angeles and runs until August 2, 2006.
Initiated in 1988, the intensive month-long workshop program has gained international recognition and is widely known as a major educational and networking opportunity for aspiring composers.
The ASCAP Foundation Steve Kaplan TV and Film Studies Scholarship was established in memory of Steve Kaplan, an award-winning Television and Film composer whose music is featured on Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune.
www.ascap.com /press/2006/070606_filmtv_workshop.html   (1074 words)

 Nielsen Reports 1.1% increase in U.S. Television Households for the 2006-2007 Season | Nielsen Media Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
NEW YORK, August 23, 2006 - The total number of television households within the U.S. (including Alaska and Hawaii) is now estimated at 111.4 million, an increase of 1.1 percent since last year, according to Nielsen Media Research.
Nielsen's national Universe Estimates (the estimate of television viewers within the population) also show that the number of viewers aged 2+ increased by 1.1 percent to 283.5 million.
This movement continues to be attributed to population migrations to the South and the West.
www.nielsenmedia.com /nc/portal/site/Public/menuitem.55dc65b4a7d5adff3f65936147a062a0/?vgnextoid=6573d3b8b0c3d010VgnVCM100000ac0a260aRCRD   (665 words)

 Satellite TV Offers
No matter what your television preferences, there is something on Satellite TV for everybody and the information you are looking for is here.
Television on demand is a wonderful invention, whether you are a family or a single person.
Using a four-digit PIN or password, the parent now has the ability to place a protection from the non-wanted programimng due to the fact that televisions are now equipped with the V-Chip.......
www.satellitetv-site.com   (1102 words)

 TiVo.com | TiVo Press Releases   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
ALVISO, Calif. — July 27, 2006 — TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), a creator of and leader in television services for digital video recorders (DVRs), is honored to announce that it has been recognized by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences with a 2006 Emmy Award for outstanding achievement in enhanced television programming.
"We are committed to transforming television viewing by being the leaders in translating the latest technological developments into an easy and simple viewer experience," said Jim Barton, CTO and co-founder of TiVo.
This year's Interactive Television Emmy Awards recognize original interactive television programming content, applications and services that have been deployed in the United States between June 1, 2005 and May 31, 2006 and that have demonstrated creative excellence.
www.tivo.com /cms_static/press_100.html   (535 words)

 Media Ownership Rules Under Review in 2006
The Commission in 2003 voted to revise the local TV ownership rule to permit an entity to own up to two television stations in markets with 17 or fewer television stations, and up to three television stations in markets with 18 or more television stations.
UHF Discount Used in Calculating the National Television Ownership Limit - In 2004, Congress enacted legislation that permits a single entity to own any number of television stations on a nationwide basis as long as the station group collectively reached no more than 39 percent of the national TV audience.
Among other questions, the agency calls for input on whether the differences between television and radio broadcast operations are significant in the context of common ownership with a newspaper.
www.fcc.gov /ownership/rules.html   (535 words)

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