Wednesday, May 6, 2009

News Round-up: GL's Future, Jamie Luner, Michael Damian

Telenext Senior VP Brian Cahill on GL's future
"We continue to explore all our options to find a new home for GUIDING LIGHT. At this point, we are not able to comment or speculate about any potential partnerships. Our conversations are ongoing and, in the interest of keeping them moving forward, we cannot offer any additional perspective. We will certainly communicate broadly if and when a decision is made about the future of the show. We thank all our loyal fans for their continued outpouring of support."

AMC's Jamie Luner (Liza) on WPIX

Michael Damian back on the charts
Actor/singer Michael Damian returns to a Billboard airplay chart after a 17-year absence, as "Rock On (2009)" bows at No. 30 on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart.

Britain's Channel 4 makes £75m cut and warns on troubled ad market
Andy Duncan, the chief executive of Channel 4, said the struggling television advertising market will never fully bounce back, as he announced a £75m cut to the broadcaster's production budget. Cut backs are expected to impact American programming but not HOLLYOAKS or SKINS as much.

NATPE Announces Second Annual Next TV Competition
The National Association of Television Program Executives' (NATPE) second annual Next TV Competition, a contest showcasing top online video content, is underway with registration and submissions ongoing until May 15.

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