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When it comes to electronic gadgets
under the Christmas tree, the tech
website CNET zeroed in on the top
5. The Kinect was the top vote
getter. The Kinect is Microsoft’s
add on to its Xbox 360 gaming
system. Amazon’s kindle came is at
#2 followed by Apple’s iPad #3 and
Macbook Air #4. Rounding out the
top 5 was the Roku set top box.
It’s part of a wave of devices that
bring elements of the Internet to
MTV GETS TV RIGHTS TO “THIS IS IT”, LA WANTS REIMBURSEMENT FOR MJ MEMORIAL, 50 CENT INKS FILM PARTNERSHIP & SHARPTON LEADS ‘OUTRAGE’ AGAINST VIOLENCE…
MTV GETS TV RIGHTS TO “THIS IS IT”
The New York Times reports that MTV
Networks has acquired exclusive
television rights to the Michael
Jackson concert film “This Is It”
for six years beginning in 2011.
The deal allows MTV Networks to
show the motion picture on all of
its channels, including MTV, VH1
and BET Networks.
LA WANTS REIMBURSEMENT FOR MJ
The Los Angeles city attorney wants
back the $3 million it shelled out
for Michael Jackson’s memorial at
the Staples Center, a spokesman
said Monday, despite an audit
concluding the event generated even
more revenue for the city.
50 CENT INKS FILM PARTNERSHIP
Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson’s Cheetah
Vision Films joins Emmett/Furla
Films in partnering with Georgia-
based entrepreneur Richard Jackson
to produce and co-finance three to
five pictures per year.
SHARPTON LEADS ‘OUTRAGE’ AGAINST
Hip-Hop activist Erica Ford, CEO
and founder of Life Camp Inc., has
partnered with the Rev. Al Sharpton
to lead “National Day of Outrage,”
a nationwide protest against
violence on Nov. 23.
Oprah Winfrey is expected to soon announce that she will be moving her show exclusively to her OWN cable network in 2011. A joint deal between Oprah and the Discovery Channel, the Oprah Winfrey Network is poised to launch in 70 million homes that same year. Her popular show will likely move to OWN on the heels of the network launch, as reported by The New York Daily News.
Oprah will be giving up the lucrative licensing and distribution deals her show now has with stations that syndicate her show internationally. In addition, Winfrey will move her staff and studios from her home base of Chicago to the future LA offices of OWN — which will likely lead to layoffs. This business decision has already cost the Discovery Channel millions of dollars as the cable giant has been forced to shuffle staff and resources in anticipation of the change. Both sides in this deal are gambling that these sacrifices will be worth it in the end. But what about Ms. Winfrey’s relationship with the public?
On the business side, some question whether it is really a good move for Oprah to take her show, which is now seen in 140 countries, to a relatively minor cable channel. But this actually seems like a desirable next step for Oprah, who is already a media queen. She is now extending her queendom to include a more concrete stake of the market. As a personality, she has tremendous mindshare. With her OWN cable network, she will make her personal identity into a tangible company. And if the general public is growing disenchanted with her, the time is definitely right for her to rely less on her personal magnetism and more on her business acumen.