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NBC Sports Will Handle NHL Ad Sales | Online Budget a Concern for Soap Opera Stars

Published on July 12, 2011
  • NBC Sports Group has reached an advertising deal with the NHL that gives the network oversight of the teams’ national sales. The agreement follow April’s $2 billion deal that extends media rights for league games for 10 more years. The new ad sales deal is limited to the next five years. Terms of the new deal were not disclosed, writes Paid Content.

  • With the agreement in place to move "All My Children" and "One Life to Live" from television to the internet with online distribution company Prospect Park, the shows’ stars are divided over whether to move online, or to move on, according to Fox News. The move will entail serious cost cutting, including the salaries of the programs’ high-priced talent, should they choose to sign on.

  • Syfy's three-hour Monday night lineup got off to a fast start. Rookie dramaAlphaswas the cable network's most-watched series debut since 2009, delivering 2.5 million viewers following veteran series Eureka and Warehouse 13. At 10 p.m., 1.2 million belonged to the ad-coveted adults 18-49 demographic and 1.3 million were in the older 25-54 demo, writes the Hollywood Reporter.

  • Netflix has changed its pricing and will no longer offer a plan that includes streaming and DVD. Instead, subscribers will have to choose or pay for two plans -- which amounts to a 60% price increase. Unlimited online streaming stays at $7.99; the DVD-only monthly fees range from $7.99 (1 at a time) to $11.99 (2 at a time). And a DVD and streaming is 15.98. The switch takes effect immediately for new subscribers but existing subs get current pricing until Sept. 1, reports Paid Content.