News Nuggets: Betty White enters the Broadcasting Hall of Fame

Betty White inducted into National Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame: “‘Betty White is admired by generations of audiences,’ said NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith. ‘She has remarkable energy and an incredible ability to connect with viewers. Betty’s contributions to television and entertainment as a whole are extraordinary. Our Hall of Fame would be incomplete without her.'” BUSSINESS WIRE

Will NBC’s streaming FYC screeners reduce privacy? “NBCU Screen It is powered by cloud content services provider Brightcove Inc. and is intended to replace the truckloads of DVDs that the network mails to the more than 15,000 people who vote on the Emmys. Widespread adoption of NBCU Screen It would obviously save a lot of money on manufacturing and postage. But it also provides an opportunity for the network to put relevant information right there in the app, where it’s more likely to be seen than are the typical dead tree materials that get sent with DVDs, and retains the branding association between NBC and its programs.” DIGITAL MEDIA WIRE

A new Oscar role for Viola Davis? “Here’s good news for the folks who were upset to see some of Hollywood’s most talented black actresses playing maids in ‘The Help.’ Viola Davis is set to produce and star in a movie about legendary African-American congresswoman Barbara Jordan. A civil rights leader who grew up Houston’s Fifth Ward, Jordan was the first African-American woman elected to the Texas Senate in 1966 and the second African-American woman elected to Congress, serving from 1973 until her retirement from politics in 1979.” CULTURE MAP HOUSTON

Golden Globes trial continues to show the rift between the HFPA and Dick Clark Productions: “The Hollywood Foreign Press Association and Dick Clark Productions are still so far apart in the battle over who owns TV rights to the Golden Globes that they can’t even decide on how their case should be decided. On Friday, five weeks after the two-week non-jury trial concluded, the two sides submitted two very different ‘decision trees’ to the court to aid Judge A. Howard Matz in making his ruling.” DEADLINE

The Band Perry credits the ACM Awards with their present success: “‘Last year at the ACM Awards, we got to take home the hardware for New Artist,’ Kimberly Perry tells Taste of Country. ‘That was actually the very first award that we won, and it was fan voted, so the ACM’s are very near and dear to us. We kind of felt like they were our good luck charm that got last year rolling in so many ways for us. So to be back this year and be nominated for Vocal Group is a huge honor.'” TASTE OF COUNTRY

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