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Media Watch: Gawker Takes Fox To Court, Youth Watch TV Online, and On-Demand Market to Soar

Media Watch: Gawker Takes Fox To Court, Youth Watch TV Online, and On-Demand Market to Soar

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The popular, vicious, and gossipy blog Gawker will go to court in order to investigate communcations between New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Fox News chairman, Roger Ailes. In order to obtain communication records between the two men, Gawker plans to file a civil suit against Governor Christie today, reports the NYT:

Mr. Cook, who regularly uses freedom of information and open public records acts to ferret out information for his Gawker articles, said the court action represents the first lawsuit filed by Gawker to obtain information.

-The platform for watching television continues to shift as 18 to 34 year olds are ditching their sets for PCs. Metacafe’s annual study on web-based television shows a continued rise; 39% of 18-34 years olds said that their PCs were their primary way to watch TV, compared to 28% for TV, marking a serious cue for advertisers.

-Meanwhile, the on-demand market is set to soar in the next few years; on demand for both TV and films should reach $58 billion by 2016, according to Digital TV Research. This will market a 58% rise compared with 2010’s numbers. Despite cable television’s recent decline, it will be the leading platform for on demand, followed by IPTV and DTT.

[Gawker Typographic Illustration by Alan Dye from the New York Times Magazine]

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