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Dish Network to Buy TerreStar | NBC’s Voice Finale Tops Ratings | Randy Falco Steps up at Univision

Published on June 30, 2011
  • Dish Network submitted a winning bid of $1.375 billion for bankrupt satellite telecommunications provider TerreStar Networks. A hearing to approve the sale is scheduled for July. TerreStar, in its court filing said it had not received any other qualified bids by the deadline, reports MultiChannel News.

  • NBC led the ratings on Wednesday evening with an overall 3.2 rating/10 share in the 18-49 demo, according to Nielsen overnight numbers. The Voice ended its first season with a 3.5 rating, up 6% from last week, and averaged 10.8 million total viewers. America's Got Talent rose two tenths to a 4.0, and Love in the Wild, whose premiere was delayed, used the strong lead-ins for a 2.2, easily winning the 10 p.m. slot, reports Broadcasting & Cable.

  • Three months after Univision president and CEO Joe Uva stepped down from his post, the nation’s largest Spanish-language media company announced that Randy Falco will fill the vacancy. He also has been named to Univision’s board of directors. A 31-year NBC veteran, Falco joined Univision in January as executive vice president and chief operating officer, writes Ad Week.

  • Timemagazine editor-at-large Mark Halperin has been suspended as MSNBC's senior political analyst after he called President Barack Obama a "dick" on Morning Joe Thursday morning. Joe Scarborough said the show wasn't able to bleep the comment because the new executive producer didn't know how the tape delay works, said the Hollywood Reporter.