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WFYI-TV adds digital channels

WFYI-TV Channel 20 has quietly launched two public television channels, but a third station that’s about to launch should
pack the biggest punch. The Indiana Channel will feature an all-local lineup, including extensive live coverage of the Indiana
General Assembly, judicial proceedings, and arts and cultural programming.

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New gadget may alter radio biz

If it lives up to the hype, the Portable People Meter could revolutionize radio advertising by providing a more accurate look
at who’s listening to what. The pager-size device tracks radio-listening habits in real time, rather than relying on ratings
survey participants to remember what stations they tuned in during the course of a day.

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Emmis’ decision to shift WIBC to FM jolts local radio

The local radio market’s biggest shake-up in more than a decade has almost every commercial station in central Indiana scrambling
to attract the thousands of listeners and millions of advertising dollars suddenly up for grabs. Emmis Communications Corp.
said Oct. 8 it will move WIBCAM 1070 programming to the FM frequency previously occupied by WNOU-FM 93.1, which it will kill.
Industry experts said the fallout will continue to rain down throughout the fourth quarter and well into 2008. “There’s lots…

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Payola alleged by radio executive

Radio One Indiana’s former controller has filed a civil lawsuit against the company charging she was terminated because of
her race after she raised concerns about fraud and payola in relation to the company’s financial statements.

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AT&T’s stealth over U-verse drawes fire

Some in the telecom industry think AT&T had the Indiana General Assembly twirled around its finger like a coil of phone cord
last year. It lobbied legislators to rewrite the state’s telecommunications laws so it could more easily deploy its “U-verse”
video product.

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Advertising in high-definition still fuzzy

Production companies here say advertisements they’ve produced using high-definition technology are being held hostage by local television affiliates that have no way of showing them. The TV stations counter that they’re working as fast as they can to get up to speed.

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Carmel company helps clients determine next big thing

The employees of production-innovation consultant Insight2 interview customers, but they also watch and videotape them using
various products. That footage then is dissected to see how consumers deal with problems they encounter. More times than not,
the result is a new product intended to satisfy needs consumers didn’t even know they had.

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Cities losing cable power

In the last several weeks, cable TV operator Comcast has sent out 26 “Dear John” letters to Indianapolis and other metro-area
cities, informing them it has dumped its local cable franchise agreements and gotten hitched to a single, statewide video
franchise.

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