THE FCC has issued almost $3 million in fines to companies that are still shipping TV sets without digital tuners. As of March 1st, all TV’s that are shipped must be capable of receiving a digital TV signal. The Commission has also been warning retailers that they must display proper Consumer Alerts on sets that do not contain digital tuners.

NBC will air a live commercial during next Tuesday’s “The Tonight Show.” The advertiser, Garmin International, is looking to combat commercial-skipping on DVR’s. The spot will air before a commercial break, and be followed by a recorded ad during the break.

MTV will add user-generated content to two of its series this month. One of the shows, “Circuitz,” had previously been canceled. MTV is hoping that user-generated content will revitalize the sketch-comedy program.

LG is planning a new user-generated campaign for the summer. The cellphone-maker has teamed up with to give young concert-goers a chance to spread their concert reviews across the web. Readers will determine the best concert critics. The promotion is mobile-only, and will utilize Sprite Yard, Coca-Cola’s new mobile branded social network.

About Shelly Palmer

Named LinkedIn’s #1 Voice in Technology for 2017, Shelly Palmer is CEO of The Palmer Group, a strategic advisory, technology solutions and business development practice focused at the nexus of media and marketing with a special emphasis on machine learning and data-driven decision-making. He is Fox 5 New York's on-air tech and digital media expert, writes a weekly column for AdAge, and is a regular commentator on CNBC and CNN. Follow @shellypalmer or visit or subscribe to our daily email

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"MediaBytes – 06/08/07" by @ShellyPalmer

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