News The CBBC studio in Media City in Salford, Manchester.

The CBBC has come under fire on Twitter in response to a section of one of its audience guides entitled ‘Girls are girls and boys are boys’.

Pembroke:NBC's shopping burden

Embarrassment over at NBC Super Channel, which is launching a swanky business TV programme next Monday. European Money Wheel is aimed at top-flight European business types who want to keep up with the markets and the latest news.

FILM / Carrying on regardless: At Universal Studios they get 35,000 tourists every day. At Pinewood they got 40 people, on one day. Action] shouts Sabine Durrant

You get a free Pinewood pencil with your Pinewood Studios pack. Also a flyer from the James Bond Collectors' Club ('At last it's Back - Bond's Deadly DB5, a new range of James Bond toiletries for men]') and a map indicating where you are not allowed to go ('failure to comply with these regulations could result in your expulsion from the event'). Also a sticker (green).

Obituary: Lawrence Spivak

Lawrence Spivak, broadcaster, died Washington 9 March, aged 93. Built a reputation for tough questioning as originator and moderator of NBC's Sunday news show Meet the Press, 1947-75.

Letter: American satellite coverage of Gerry Adams

Sir: Niall Meeban objected in your columns (letter, 5 February) to the 'censoring' of Gerry Adams by NBC Super Channel, and invited us to clarify our position. NBC Super Channel, like all European satellite broadcasters, is regulated both by the European Directive on Broadcasting (Television Without Frontiers) and by the legislation of the country from which its transmissions are 'uplinked' to the satellite covering the European market. NBC Super Channel uplinks from the UK to the Eutelsat 2 F1 satellite, and is licensed to this effect by the ITC as a 'non-domestic satellite service'.

Obituary: Hugh Wedlock Jnr

Hugh Wedlock Jnr, writer: born 1908; died 13 December 1993.

NBC acquires Super Channel

NBC, the American television network controlled by General Electric, has taken a majority stake in Super Channel, the satellite service that is currently received in 56 million European homes.

Cosby tries again to buy NBC network: Not for sale, says GE, but bid is prepared

NEW YORK - The comedian Bill Cosby is again assembling a bid to buy NBC, the American television network that for many years carried his programmes, despite protests by its owners, the US General Electric corporation, that it is not for sale.

Sniper wounds 9

At least nine people were wounded when a sniper, apparently unhappy about his former job, opened fire with a high- powered rifle on the headquarters of the MCA entertainment conglomerate at Universal Studios, Hollywood, AP reports from Los Angeles. John Brian Jarvis, 58, of Pleasanton, a former studio driver, was arrested without a struggle.

NBC 'is not up for sale'

NEW YORK - NBC, the struggling US television network that has been the object of rumours for almost two years, is not up for sale, its owner, General Electric Company of the US, said yesterday, writes Larry Black.

NBC inquiry

AN NBC inquiry into a news broadcast that used a rigged crash of a General Motors truck is nearly complete and will be made public soon.

NBC admits Games loss

NBC, the television network that broadcast the Olympic Games in the United States, acknowledged yesterday that it sustained considerable losses in its experimental 'triple-cast' cable coverage, but said the losses were 'tolerable'.

NBC and cable partner stumble in the bid for Olympic gold

THE OLYMPIC flame is being extinguished too soon for NBC, the US television network, and its cable TV partner Cablevision Systems. They are facing losses estimated at more than dollars 100m ( pounds 53m) on their Barcelona coverage after their pay-per- view package attracted far fewer viewers than projected.
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