Supreme Court Sides with the FCC Over “Fleeting Expletives;” court says agency followed proper procedures when issuing fines for swearing on broadcast TV, though the Supremes did not address the underlying free speech issue. (The Wall Street Journal)
Researchers: TV Makes You Feel Less Lonely; new studies indicate that “watching TV provides viewers with the illusion that their social needs are being met.” So… you’re saying Liz Lemon and I are not BFF? (The Hollywood Reporter)
Food Network Launches Food2; aiming for younger audiences, site will have more than 1,000 videos at launch including web series and how-tos. (TVWeek)
TV.com Sees Big Growth in March; comScore says the site’s unique users jumped 401 percent from the previous month to 3.5 million and the number of streams grew 153 percent to 7.1 million. (MediaWeek) Liz wrote up a full run-down of comScore’s March video numbers yesterday.
Spinal Tap Includes YouTube Videos in Concert; heavy duty! The mock metal group mixes fan-made music videos into its live show. (Variety)
RealDVD Back in Court Today; RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser is expected to testify, Judge Marilyn Patel closed the court during testimony last Friday. (CNET)