Western Intl. Syndication’s off-HBO series “1st & Ten” has been cleared on 67 stations representing 71% of the country, including the CBS O&Os in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.
NATPE Intl. will host regional program distributor meetings in New York and Los Angeles to discuss next January’s Miami Beach confab. Meetings will take place at 10 a.m. May 11 at the Holiday Inn Crown Plaza in New York and 10 a.m. May 17 at the Beverly Hilton.
Genesis Entertainment has assigned the barter sales for the strip “Real Stories of the Highway Patrol” to Group W Prods. Media Sales. Syndicator intends to add a weekend edition of the show in the fall, when the barter kicks in. Genesis also has renewed its syndie weekly reality series “Emergency Call” for a third season, clearing the program in 82 markets covering 73% of the country. Program has been averaging a 3 rating nationally.
San Francisco-based sports syndicator GGP has cleared its sports trivia gameshow series “Sports Snapshot” in several top-10 markets, including WNBC-TV in New York and KCBS-TV in L.A. GGP is offering 26 weeks of the program beginning in September.
CBS Radio correspondent Charles Osgood will address the June 14 radio luncheon at the annual Broadcast Promotion & Marketing Executives/Promax confab in Orlando.
Twentieth TV’s “The Bertice Berry Show” will be produced at pubcaster WTTW-TV’s National Television Production Center in Chicago. Sol Feldman, who developed and produced the primetime dramatic series “Real Life Movies” and the telepic “Mafia Marriages,” has been named the show’s producer.
New Line Television has cleared eight of the top-10 U.S. stations and more than 50% of the country for its new weekly news series, “Court TV: Inside America’s Courts.” KCBS-TV is among the stations clearing the show.
The first of Worldvision Enterprises’ four quarterly “Chris Evert Specials” has been cleared in more than 70% of the country, including 17 of the top-20 markets. Spec, cleared on KTLA locally, will appear during a June 11-20 syndie window.