Morning Headlines — 7/17/13

Google Pitches Online TV Service to Media Companies
Google Inc. has approached media companies about licensing their content for an Internet TV service that would stream traditional TV programming, people familiar with the matter say. If the Web giant goes ahead with the idea, it would join several other companies planning to offer such "over-the-top" services, delivering cable TV-style packages of channels over broadband connections. Chip company Intel Corp. and Sony Corp. are both working on similar offerings, while Apple Inc. has pitched various TV licensing ideas to media companies in the past couple of years. [WSJ]

Regis Readying His New Fox Sports 1 Show
Regis Philbin's new colleagues were tapping away on their smartphones Monday, tweeting about his new sports talk show, and he blurted out: "All I've got is a bottle of water." Crowd Goes Wild premieres next month with the launch of cable channel Fox Sports 1, and befitting a program debuting in 2013, it will weave back-and-forths with viewers into the broadcast. Producers even hired a social media correspondent. [AP/TVNewsCheck]

NBC Sports Radio to Broadcast Live From ACGC
NBC Sports Radio will broadcast live from this week's 24th Annual American Century Championship, a celebrity golf tournament. The event, owned and produced by NBC Sports and sponsored by American Century Investments, will feature live broadcasts of "Under Center with McNabb & Malone" and Amani and Eytan on Thursday and Friday from the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course in Lake Tahoe, Nev. [Radio Online]

NTSB Fires Intern Who Confirmed Offensive Asiana Pilot Names
The National Transportation Safety Board intern who confirmed several offensive, fake names of pilots of the crash-landed Asiana Airlines Flight 214 is no longer with the agency, according to CNN. [THR]

Sheila MacVicar Latest Hire For Al Jazeera
Sheila MacVicar, a longtime London-based correspondent for American television networks, is the latest hire at Al Jazeera America. The news network that plans to launch next month and has been hiring personnel for offices in New York and Washington, and on Monday announced MacVicar's job. Other contributors include former CNN anchors Soledad O'Brien and Ali Velshi. [AP/TVNewsCheck]

Pittman Tops Radio's Power List Again
He's never held any other position on our list of Most Powerful People in Radio. For the third consecutive year, Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman has been named the Most Powerful Person in Radio. Not only is Bob Pittman leading America’s largest radio company, he is radio’s self appointed evangelist. [Radio Ink]


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