Cable TV ad revenue up 15.3% in the first half of 2005

Cable TV advertising revenue increased 15.3% to $7.9 bln during the first half of 2005, leading gains made by all other media, according to TNS Media Intelligence. Internet advertising grew 9.4% to almost $4 bln, outdoor notched a 9.3% increase to $1.6 bln and consumer magazines grew 9.1% to $10.5 bln.