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Writers Strike Comes To An End

Postby Ian on Sat Feb 09, 2008 7:08 pm

Yay.. we're finally going to see some new TV shows and movies. I don't think I can take any more reality TV.


A deal has been struck between the major media companies and the Writers Guild of America to end the writers' strike, former Walt Disney chief executive Michael Eisner revealed on CNBC.

"It's over," Eisner said. "They made the deal, they shook hands on the deal. It's going on Saturday to the writers in general."

Eisner, speaking live on CNBC's "Fast Money," seemed to hesitate initially about whether it was possible that the writers could still reject the agreement, but finally suggested the deal's acceptance was inevitable.

"A deal has been made, and they'll be back to work very soon," Eisner said, adding, "I know a deal's been made. I know it's over."

Eisner did not elaborate on terms of the agreement. He said he expects most of the media companies affected by the strike to have "small" write-downs as a result of the deal. Eisner said the deal was struck last Friday.
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Postby LoneWolf on Mon Feb 11, 2008 10:36 am

I agree. Between reality TV, shows that were deemed unworthy of being aired until there was nothing else (i.e., "Cashmere Mafia", "The Lipstick Jungle) and were probably hauled out of mothballs, it's been too long.

I'm waiting for new episodes of Battlestar Galactica, and the end to the final season of Scrubs, among other things. Meanwhile, I'm watching shows I never saw while on air (I'm on the 4th and final season of Farscape right now). The strike has really made me appreciate my D-Link DSM-520 media extender; anything I can host on my PC, I can watch.

EDIT: Ian, I forgot to tell you (since you asked) what you thought of the DSM-520. In a word, it rocks. Since then though, the DSM-750 has been announced, which adds wireless-N and support for H.264 decode, for a bit more. I'd probably go with it and future-proof things; it's supposed to be available in the next 1-2 months.
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