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According The Sun, Rihanna will not testify against Chris Brown. However, California law allows prosecutors to charge him anyway and TMZ is reporting that police have turned the case over to the LA County prosecutor.

YouTube and the Universal Music Group are in talks to build a new channel for music videos. Reportedly, YouTube will provide the technology, while UMG will bring the content, which it hopes will draw premium advertisers. YouTube is looking for a way to raise ad rev through quality content, while UMG would get a cut of the ad rev brought in from music videos, which are among the most popular categories on YouTube.

Cablevision announced the expansion of its addressable advertising deployment powered by Visibleworld. It’s expected to extend well beyond 500K homes and 30 insert-able networks during the coming year. The announcement represents the first significant large scale deployment of targeting technology in television, and comes on the heels of a trial which demonstrated high double digit results in advertising efficacy.

Nielsen is reporting that a number of local newscasts are experiencing 20% year-over-year growth in ratings. Analysts believe the trend is due to the uncertainty of the times, as people are more interested in daily news because it affects them on a micro level. Despite the growing trend of Internet based information hubs, television is still the most trusted news source.

Lionsgate and Tyler Perry announced that they have renewed their production deal. The company acquired the rights to two more Perry films, “Why Did I Get Married Too” and “I Can Do Bad All By Myself”. Perry’s “Madea Goes To Jail” has been number one at the Box Office for nearly two weeks, brining in $65 million in its first eleven days.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit shellypalmer.com.



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