Growth of total ad volume and TV ad volume compared with GDP; also revenue growth of network, spot, local, national syndication, and cable television.

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A collection of year-end advertising revenues for all media, including television, newspapers, radio, magazines, direct mail, billboards, trade publications, Internet, and yellow pages.

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Costs and CPM trends from 1965-1998 for network, spot television, magazines, and (until 1997) newspapers. Also includes newspaper circulation trends.

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As digital television opens new frontiers, competition between telecommunications giants and the TV industry is rapidly increasing. Ovum, the independent analyst and consulting company, predicts digital television connections will grow from 62 million in 2001 to 350 million in 2006.

Executives at Universal Records and FB Entertainment, an affiliate of FUBU The Collection, announced that they have brokered a joint venture deal to share marketing, distribution and promotion duties for FUBU Records, a new imprint which is an entity of FB Entertainment.

In response to streaming media industry demand for more detailed audience size and demographic information, and for rankings of leading on-line broadcasters, MeasureCast, Inc. released its first monthly analysis of the Internet radio industry.

With nine new categories and 240 nominees in all (241 if you separately count Will Ferrell and Darrell Hammond as "Bush vs. Gore" on Saturday Night Live), the excitement continues to build for the third annual "TV Guide Awards," which has announced its first-round nominees.

Cybereps, an online ad sales and marketing firm, and Interep Interactive, the online advertising and streaming media division of radio company Interep, are joining forces to become the first interactive marketing and integrated media sales and web publishing company.

Though the typical Internet surfer has often been depicted as a teenage boy wearing a backwards baseball cap, a new report from Statistical Research, Inc. (SRI), suggests that girls are actually more avid Web users.

San Francisco-based web consulting and marketing firm Marketleap released guidelines for any company wanting to improve its web presence.

DirecTV Latin America, ISL Worldwide and the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) announced that DirecTV Latin America has acquired exclusive broadcast rights to the FIFA World Cup final competitions in 2002 and 2006 as well as to other FIFA world championships.

Telemundo posted unprecedented results in the recently released NSI* November 2000 reports. For the first time in its history, in key markets, Telemundo is the market ratings leader in numerous dayparts.

Veteran marketing, promotions and licensing executive Al Ovadia has been named Executive Vice President of Sony Pictures Consumer Products, it was announced today by Len Grossi, President of Columbia TriStar Television (CTT).

Terra Lycos announced that it has launched the first Spanish and English Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) portal available at http://wap.terra.com, which joins its English language WAP portal http://wap.lycos.com., launched

Entravision Communications Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisitions of WUNI-TV, Channel 27, serving Boston, Massachusetts, from Jasas Corporation for $47.5 million and WHCT-TV, Channel 18, serving Hartford Connecticut, from Astroline Communications Company and Two If By Sea Br

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