Monday March 03, 2014

Cable Channels Hit With $2M Fine Over Movie Trailer

You have to admit that this is kinda funny. Who knew you couldn't use the Emergency Alert System tones in a trailer?

Remember the movie "Olympus Has Fallen," the 2013 popcorn flick about a guerrilla assault on the White House that is foiled by a heroic Secret Service agent? No? Viacom, NBCUniversal and ESPN are likely to remember it for years to come, after getting slapped with proposed fines of nearly $2 million for airing a film trailer that used the Emergency Alert System tones.