A 33% leap in 1Q cable ad sales spurred double-digit revenue gains at Viacom’s [VIA] cable division (up 21% to $1.4bln). Pres/COO Mel Karmazin said, "Programming investments are clearly paying off," with MTV leading the pack with a 35% spike in ad sales, followed by BET (16%) and Comedy Central (9%). – – BellSouth added a record 156K net DSL customers in 1Q, outstripping its previous high of 126K in 4Q ’03.

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WICT Chapter Honors

It’s a three-way tie for WICT Chapter of the Year, with WICT Europe, Greater Philadelphia and Southeast Chapters all earning the most possible points and rights to the title. WICT Southeast’s

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