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The AM Ticker: Bornstein, i24, CNBC

  • An Israeli company is launching its own 24-hour cable news channel to compete with Al Jazeera, i24. The channel is hiring hundreds of journalists in an attempt to gain a foothold in the Middle East. The New Yorker has more.

  • A CNBC reporter named Robert Frank is being criticized by Asian-America groups for using the phrase “chink in the armor” when referring to Wendi Deng Murdoch, who is Chinese. THR has details.

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Hockey Day In Canada Headed To Prince Edward Island

Hockey Day in Canada on CBC is headed to Prince Edward Island for the first time in its 12-year history.

Ron MacLean and Don Cherry will broadcast live from Prince Edward Island on February 11, 2012, as the province will host a series of local weeklong activities and events celebrating the game leading up to the big day.

Hockey Day in Canada is an annual tradition featuring all six Canadian NHL teams in action across the country.

“We’re thrilled to be bringing this celebration to the province of Prince Edward Island,” said Joel Darling, director of production for CBC Sports. “Hockey is truly a Canadian passion, shared equally among players and fans from our biggest cities to the tiniest communities, so we think it’s especially appropriate to be taking Hockey Day in Canada to the cradle of Confederation, where the entire province can share in the experience.

The Miami Heat Might Not Be Good, But People Still Watch

The Miami Heat are not great – although they were last night (or maybe not?). Poor Bethleham Shoals, Deadspin’s Heat chronicler extraordinaire, sounds as though he wants out of his season-long assignment. It’s an ugly scene in South Beat… except if you’re talking TV ratings.

Go Sports Media Watch, go: “Wednesday’s Heat/Magic game drew a 2.0 U.S. rating and 2.985 million viewers on ESPN, up 67 percent in ratings and 66 percent in viewership from the same matchup last year (MIA/ORL: 1.2, 1.804 mil).”

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Despite Losing SNF Battle, World Series Ratings Grow

Is Major League Baseball worried about losing a head-to-head matchup with NBC’s Sunday Night Football last night?

Not according to their press release about the numbers from Game 4.

According to the league, World Series numbers are continuing to grow despite “facing the toughest television competition of any major sports championship.”

15.54 million viewers tuned in to see the Rangers-Giants game on Halloween night, the highest total for the World Series to date. Read more