CBS has more shows about geniuses than any other network ever -- forensic and detective shows, threat-of-the-week shows, The Big Bang Theory -- at least a dozen programs, dwarfing the number of CBS shows about idiots (Big Brother).
What happens when cable, telco and satellite companies realize there's an abundance of new, independent programming out there, free of the ruthless bundling and never-ending fee escalation that define their network relationships?
I was addicted to the London Olympics... in fact, so was my whole family. Don't feel bad. The truth is you are only one of close to 5 billion people who, at one time or another during the event, tuned in and viewed the games and all the resultant hoopla.
Expressing opinion in journalism isn't a fault in itself. But the veiling of that opinion behind a supposedly right vs. wrong debate of ever-increasing decibels, over-simplifications and extreme biases is.
Cable and the Internet permanently took viewers away from the broadcasters, while the time-shifting magic of DVR technology makes watching any scheduled television show outside of sporting events a rarity.
On the bottom of the front cover was his picture in a mug shot. As the legendary attorney Frank Haddad said, "no one looks good in a mug shot." John Boel didn't either. The Louisville news anchor who won seventy Emmy awards had a problem.
It's not every day that you can celebrate a win for the public over big media. But on Thursday a federal appeals court threw out an attempt by the FCC and industry titans to gut media ownership limits.
Forty years after the federal government ruled that broadcast networks could not own cable systems, the FCC decided that Comcast, by far the largest of all cable system companies, could take control of NBC Universal, Inc.
Positioning themselves as David to the broadcasters' Goliath, Ivi TV has launched a streaming TV service built around their own player and clearly tapping network TV channels in New York City and Seattle.