Evening Headlines — 6/11/13

Cable Show: Rising TV Programming Costs Could Spur Cable Consolidation
Soaring TV programming costs — combined with a slowly shrinking base of video subscribers — could drive a new wave of cable operator mergers, according to a panel of Wall Street analysts. [Variety]

Cher To Sing Live On 'The Voice' Season Finale
Cher has a date with NBC's "The Voice." NBC said Monday the pop star will perform live on the talent contest's June 18 season finale. [AP/TVNewsCheck]

Critics' Choice Awards: Big Bang Theory, Orphan Black Star and Breaking Bad Win Big — Plus: Kudos for Southland, Parenthood Faves
The Broadcast Television Journalists Association’s third annual Critics’ Choice Awards were held Monday night in Beverly Hills, and The Big Bang Theory made the biggest bang, winning in three categories — including Best Comedy. [TVLine]

Gray Television Picks Anvato For Live Streaming
Gray Television stations will stream live and on-demand news on the Web and to mobile devices using Anvato’s Media Content Platform. The new platform will help Gray’s 31 stations manage all rich-media online content — from live capture ingestion to live encoding, editing, publishing and distribution, including live and on-demand video monetization. [Playout]

Pittman: iTunesRadio No Threat to Radio
Clear Channel Communications CEO Bob Pittman was quoted in the Wall Street Journal saying he doesn’t see Apple’s new product as a threat to terrestrial radio or iHeartRadio. He's said all along, especially when discussing Pandora that custom radio doesn’t appear to be a viable freestanding business. [Radio Ink]


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