Morning Headlines — 6/13/13

KET productions and programs nominated for 19 regional Emmys
The Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has nominated KET productions and programs for 19 Regional Emmy Awards. [Press Release]

Soledad O'Brien Hooks Up With HBO for 'Real Sports'
Former "Starting Point" anchor O'Brien is joining HBO's magazine program "Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel," HBO Sports President Ken Hershman said Wednesday. [TheWrap]

Hometown News & HTN NewWave 21 Become A CNN Affiliate
Hometown News and HTN NewWave 21 have now officially become a CNN news affiliate, as they prepare to launch the new 24/7 cable news channel, Hometown News Network. [Hometown News]

DirecTV executive blasts broadcasters at congressional hearing
Consumers should get to choose which broadcast networks they want to pay to receive, a senior DirecTV executive told Congress on Wednesday. In testimony to a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee, DirecTV executive VP Mike Palkovic said new rules are needed for broadcasters when it comes to negotiating distribution contracts with pay-TV distributors. [LA Times]

CCME & Fleetwood Mac Enter Revenue Sharing Deal
Clear Channel Media & Entertainment and Fleetwood Mac on Wednesday announced a landmark agreement-the first direct performing rights partnership between a radio company and an artist-that will enable the group to receive revenue from airplay on Clear Channel's digital and broadcast radio platforms. [Radio Online]

FOX Wrapping Upfront Sales With Lower Volume As Cable Starts To Move
News Corp.’s FOX network expects to complete its upfront sales effort with volume about 10% lower  than it was in 2012, according to a person familiar with the situation, the result of ratings declines at the network as its flagship property, “American Idol” starts to show signs of wear. [Variety]


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