Now we know why Viacom doesn’t want broadcast standards to apply to cable. One of VH1’s Celebreality shows, "The Surreal Life 2" cost DC station WBDC $27,500 for an ep where porn star Ron Jeremy hosts a pool party for 20 of his semi-clothed friends. The 10-min sequence shows 20 pixilated breasts, one nude woman and lots of sexual talk. For the record, the FCC levied its largest ever fine ($3.6mln) on 111 CBS stations that aired an ep of "Without a Trace."

The Daily


Still Dark

It’s been more than 100 days since Mediacom lost Tegna stations in a retransmission consent skirmish that continues to this day. Tegna stations, such

Read the Full Issue
The Skinny is delivered on Tuesday and focuses on the cable profession. You'll stay in the know on the headlines, topics and special issues you value most. Sign Up



Hiring? In conjunction with our sister brand, Cynopsis, we are offering hiring managers a deep pool of media-savvy, skilled candidates at a range of experience levels and sectors, The result will be an even more robust industry job board, to help both employers and job seekers.

Contact for more information.