Ellen , Sharon expand clearances

Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution has cleared The Ellen
Degeneres Show
in more than 78 percent of the country and The Sharon
Osbourne Show
in more than 67 percent, said Jim Paratore,
executive vice president of WBDTD and president of Telepictures Productions.

Clearances for Ellen include WHDH-TV Boston; WGCL-TV Atlanta;
WKBD-TV/WWJ-TV Detroit; KING-TV Seattle; KSTP-TV Minneapolis; KPHO-TV Phoenix;
KUSA-TV Denver; WPXI-TV Pittsburgh; KGW-TV Portland, Ore.; and WISH-TV

Warner Bros. has also cleared Ellen on the NBC owned-and-operated

Clearances for Sharon Osbourne include KTVU-TV San
Francisco; WBDC-TV Washington, D.C.; WCCB-TV Charlotte; WASV-TV Greenville, S.C.;
WJWB-TV Jacksonville, Fla.; and KTUD-TV Las Vegas.

Sharon Osbourne is also cleared on the Tribune Broadcasting station group.

Both shows also have been cleared on The WB 100+, which carries a cable feed
of The WB Television Networks to stations in markets ranked No. 100 and higher.

Paige Albiniak

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.