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Sony's eBayTV clears on Raycom stations

New Orleans -- Sony Pictures Television's eBayTV has been cleared on most of Raycom Media's
32 stations for a fall-2003 launch, a spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday.

That adds to the show's mostly daytime clearances on stations from Viacom
Inc., Gannett Co. Inc., Belo Corp., Clear Channel Communications Inc., Pegasus
Communications Corp. and Media General Inc. station groups.

Sony has also had some success clearing off-net strip Ripley's Believe
It or Not
, which currently runs on TBS Superstation. That show is cleared in
65 percent of the country.

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.