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Laff Lands ‘Home Improvement’; Debuts In Fall

Laff, the E.W. Scripps-owned comedy multicast network, has acquired the television rights to Home Improvement from The Disney/ABC Television Group. In the multi-year licensing agreement announced today, Laff acquires the rights to broadcast all eight seasons and 203 half-hours of Home Improvement and will debut the multiple Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning series in September. “Laff is becoming the […]

Laff Sets Record with ‘That ’70s Show’ Marathon

Laff, the Katz-owned comedy multicast network that’s being acquired by E.W. Scripps, introduced the multiple Emmy-winning sitcom That ’70s Show to its lineup with a daylong marathon on Sunday, Sept. 24. The marathon reached nearly 2.6 million viewers and set a Laff primetime record in household delivery (167,000) and in adults 25-54 (122,000). The marathon peaked with 311,000 […]

Katz Media’s Stu Olds Dies At 60

Stu Olds, president-CEO of radio-ad-sales firm Katz Media Group, passed away Saturday from complications due to myelodysplastic syndrome, or MDS, a type of leukemia. He oversaw ad-sales representation for more than 3,000 radio stations (roughly 90% of the national radio inventory) and 400 TV stations as part of a restructuring with parent company Clear Channel’s sales teams.