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A Note From My Parents to Reed Hastings

David Fagin | Posted 04.01.2014 | 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 03.05.2014 | 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
Quora

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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

'America's Most Wanted' Moves To Lifetime

AP | FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 11.07.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Just weeks after Fox dropped "America's Most Wanted" after more than two decades, its creator-host, John Walsh, has a new home for th...

VMAs Get Biggest Ratings Ever

AP | Posted 10.30.2011 | Media

LOS ANGELES — Between Beyonce's baby bump and Lady Gaga dressed in drag, the Video Music Awards brought MTV its biggest audience since the netwo...

USA Network Trounces Rivals

Adweek | September 28 2010 | Posted 10.25.2011 | Media

Rival cable channels cannot conquer USA Network, they can only hope to contain it. With less than a week to go before the sun sets on another summe...

Power to the People Works When People Claim the Power

Rev. Barbara Kaufmann | Posted 10.24.2011 | Media
Rev. Barbara Kaufmann

Does the media have responsibilities? When people are in positions of power or influence over others, is there an inherent obligation to tell the truth?

'Conan' In Trouble?

Posted 10.18.2011 | Media

TBS is doubling down on its investment in "Conan" since the ratings for Conan O'Brien's late night show have failed to deliver, according to the Wall ...