CTAM Summit attendance reached 2,756 Tues morning-ahead of CTAM’s projection of 2,400. Final figures won’t be available until today. Interesting to see what next year’s show looks like, as CTAM Digital won’t be held in ’05. — "People who come in with a strong point of view, are probably going to find a strong welcome mat at HBO," net chmn/CEO Chris Albrecht said at Summit, describing what makes its programming unique. For example, "Oz" was more than a prison drama. It examined the argument of rehabilitation vs retribution. "Deadwood" is more than a western-outlining the rise of capitalism in the US. Look for HBO to once again put a lot of focus on the miniseries, developing whole Q campaigns around them, Albrecht said. Also on tap: "We’re talking to operators about all sorts of different interactive services," and the net’s interested in playing in the broadband space, he said.

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Chris Berman is sticking around. The sports commentator, who has been with ESPN since one month after its 1979 launch, signed a multi-year deal with the network. The contract was announced Monday, which marked Berman’s 66th birthday. Longtime ESPN personality Kenny Mayne announced he’s leaving the network after 27 years. Mayne said on Twitter he’s […]

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