Nickelodeon, Hallmark and Court TV ranked 1, 2 and 3 in Independent Cable News’ 10th annual survey of networks that small and mid-size ops "would most like to add." 400 cable systems were surveyed, ranging in size from fewer than 200 to 40K subs. Court’s jazzed too by the 93% surveyed who called it "a bargain" or "reasonable." — Very heartening news from Jack Myers’ recent survey of ad execs: for the most part, cable outdoes the broadcasters in terms of ad sales solutions. Turner Entertainment, Comedy Central, The Weather Channel, Court TV and Nick at Nite/TV Land were the Top 5 finishers in the survey that rated sales opportunities provided by the brands’ networks. CBS ranked 7, ABC was 9 and NBC was 16. was the #1 rated online entity

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All Eyes on DISH

Could the two largest satellite operators in the US soon be without deals for two of the country’s largest broadcast station groups? AT&T/DirecTV lost some 60 TEGNA stations Tuesday night at 7pm ET, and

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