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Talking Cable TV Shakedown with FreeCast CEO William Mobley

Shane Paul Neil | Posted 12.11.2015 | Business
Shane Paul Neil

Full Disclosure: I have no financial interests with FreeCast. The pay television industry is rapidly evolving. Recent studies have shown up to 50% of...

Cord-Cutting: A Survival Guide for Marketers

Advertising Week | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business
Advertising Week

By Jenny Schauer, VP/Media Director, DigitasLBi "Cord-cutting," perhaps one of the biggest buzz words of the year, is undoubtedly the culprit behind ...

New Reality Show Shines the Light on Judaism

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 03.25.2015 | Celebrity
Shira Hirschman Weiss

It is not often that orthodox Judaism is showcased on television in a positive light. Having grown up with two parents who became frum and having gone to orthodox Jewish schools myself, I am really intrigued by those who are able to show a love for this type of religious observance.

Resolving to Listen to Ourselves in 2015

Josh Sabarra | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Josh Sabarra

I will no longer be so easily influenced by the "experts" who flood the media with the answers to everything. I will cut through the noise and rely more on my own thoughts than the ocean of other opinions that surround me.

Saving Community Access Television

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 08.19.2014 | Media
Hoyt Hilsman

While most of us are aware of community access television -- those cable channels that are reserved for local government and public access programming -- few people recognize what an important resource this is for communities throughout the nation.

A Note From My Parents to Reed Hastings

David Fagin | Posted 05.31.2014 | Entertainment
David Fagin

My folks are retired and live in Florida. All they do is watch T.V., so I thought I'd pass this note they wrote to Reed Hastings, Netflix CEO, along: ...

Hernan Lopez on Spanish Language TV and FOX International Channels | SPEAK UP WITH JIMMY (VIDEO)

Jimmy Nguyen | Posted 05.05.2014 | Media
Jimmy Nguyen

Hernan Lopez, President & CEO of FOX International Channels, speaks with me about the continued rise of Spanish language television and the worldwid...

The More Things Change, The More Sitcoms Remain the Same

Laura R. Linder | Posted 03.15.2014 | Entertainment
Laura R. Linder

While the popularity of the situation comedy may ebb and flow from decade to decade, there is no other type of television show that has been so popular over time.

The More Things Change, the More Sitcoms Remain the Same

Mary Dalton | Posted 03.15.2014 | Entertainment
Mary Dalton

Although many shows are rich with competing messages and opportunities to supply interpretations that conflict with dominant readings, television doesn't always tackle social issues as quickly as some viewers might like.

What Is Going On in the Fight Between Time Warner Cable and CBS?

Quora | Posted 10.13.2013 | TV

Historically, pay TV operators like Time Warner Cable didn't have to pay retransmission fees for broadcast networks like CBS that could be viewed for free over the air.

Millennial Madness: Pivot and Revolt TV at the Television Critics Association Tour

Ed Martin | Posted 10.02.2013 | Media
Ed Martin

Revolt TV and Pivot, two new networks that are targeting Millennials as their primary audience, explain how they are going to attract a generation of digital and social media obsessives who are widely regarded as having little if any interest in conventional broadcast or cable TV.

Netflix Is the New Apple

Sam Fiorella | Posted 09.16.2013 | Business
Sam Fiorella

Netflix has emerged from a somewhat troubled startup to become the unconventional bellwether for what is to come in the digital media world.

CBS Angling For TV Guide Purchase

AP | Posted 05.25.2013 | Media

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Analysts on Monday praised a reported deal for CBS Corp. to buy up to a 50 percent stake in the TV Guide Network, which it would ...

John Celock

Former Senator Pushing Against 'Hyper Super Charged Partisanship' | John Celock | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A pair of former senators told the nation's state legislators Friday morning that Congress needs to work in a bipartisan fashion to addr...

Man Gets $6,000 Refund After Comcast Bill Mishap

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 09.05.2012 | Money

An 86-year-old man in Alabama is getting a $6,000-plus refund from Comcast after a mistake with his cable bill. While paying online, Joseph Azzem a...

Rogue Employee Allegedly Soaks Comcast For $2.4 Million In Illegal Cable Hookups

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 08.08.2012 | Money

If the charges against Alston Buchanan are true, he's helped keep a lot of Philadelphia residents on the couch. Buchanan, 28, was one of five men r...

The Golden Age of Cable

Tom Silva | Posted 10.06.2012 | Entertainment
Tom Silva

There seems to be an inverse relationship between Hollywood and the general economy. According to the National Association of Theatre Owners during six of the past eight recessions in the U.S., box office and admissions sales increased.

"Hollywood Heights": A Bold Summer Experiment on Nick at Nite

Ed Martin | Posted 09.01.2012 | TV
Ed Martin

Amazingly, despite the demands of so much larger an episode order, Heights is as well-produced and professionally packaged as those shows.

Ron Dicker

Liquor Advertising Floods Television After Decades-Long Dry Spell | Ron Dicker | Posted 05.24.2012 | Business

Already a fast-track brand, Skinnygirl Cocktails turned to an old ad platform for a pick-me-up. The company, founded by reality show star Bethenny ...

Tribune Broadcasting: No Deal Reached With DirecTV

AP | Posted 05.31.2012 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — DirecTV Inc. subscribers in 19 U.S. markets have lost access to certain programming, after Tribune Broadcasting said it failed to re...

GOP Lawmaker Blasts History Channel For Lack Of History

The Huffington Post | Leigh Owens | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), has been a bit despondent lately -- not about the economy or the war in Afghanistan, but about the lack of history on th...

Comcast Almost Manages To Stop Decline In Cable Subscriptions

AP | PETER SVENSSON | Posted 04.16.2012 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — It's become the routine in the cable industry that subscribers stream out the door every quarter, hanging up on cable in favor of se...

Disney, Comcast Reach Deal

AP | Posted 03.05.2012 | Media

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. said Wednesday that it reached a long-term agreement with the nation's largest TV signal provider, Comcast Co...

Time Warner Subscribers Could Miss Out On 15 Knick Games

AP | Posted 01.03.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- MSG sports channels are still missing from Time Warner Cable in New York. Both MSG and the cable company say no more talks are planned. T...

Kim Kardashian Divorce: The Irrelevant News That Ruined My Halloween

Millie Kerr | Posted 12.31.2011 | Entertainment
Millie Kerr

It should have been a joyous day, one filled with pumpkins, trick-or-treating, candy-induced food comas and epic costumes, but I was busy grumbling ab...