Monday, May 31, 2010

NEWS: Mobile TV, Melissa Leo, Choudhry, ABC's Fate

Mobile TV's Last Frontier: U.S. and Europe
While South Koreans are the world leaders in mobile TV viewing, the technology is also catching on in China, southeast Asia, India, Africa and Latin America, where 80 million people now have cellphones that can receive free, live TV broadcasts.

After cutting her teeth on soaps, Oscar nominee Melissa Leo is cleaning up
Leo is proud of her sudsy roots, playing Linda Warner, the troubled sister of straitlaced Dr. Cliff Warner (Peter Bergman) on ALL MY CHILDREN in the mid-'80s.

"I loved that part," she said. "When all is said and done, I can say I was a part of the great American soap opera."

HOLLYOAKS star in no-smoking drive
Saira Choudhry has urged young women to give up smoking on World No Tobacco Day. The 22-year-old, who plays Anita Roy in the Channel 4 soap, is supporting the campaign, which this year focuses on reducing the growing number of females aged 20-24 who are taking up smoking.

Wall Street debating ABC's fate
Wall Street has long seen sense in Walt Disney Co. selling or spinning off ABC, the low-rated TV network and the one piece that does not seem to fit well with the entire entertainment empire. But the problem is finding a buyer, analysts say.

Full 2009-2010 primetime season ratings
AMERICAN IDOL was number one while CW's HIGH SOCIETY was dead last.

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