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TV Execs Are Furious With Netflix

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 05.07.2014 | TV

Major TV networks are streaming mad. At the Cable Show in Los Angeles last week, TV Executives from various networks, including Nickelodeon, FX, Sh...

How Moneyball Can Change TV Too

Brian Taylor | Posted 05.08.2013 | Entertainment
Brian Taylor

Just as data-driven analytics has been applied to baseball, finance, education, medicine, and, yes, feature films, it, too, can be applied to TV to remarkable success. It's a business calling for a new standard operating procedure

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 ...

Network TV News to Adapt AND Die

David Tereshchuk | Posted 05.01.2012 | Media
David Tereshchuk

The seeds of failure? I'd say they reside in the tone of "we are giving you our grand vision of what you need" that pervades this now grandstanding news division's programming as a whole.

What's Missing From Television Coverage of Missing Persons?

Ava Thompson Greenwell | Posted 03.21.2012 | Media
Ava Thompson Greenwell

Frankly, I am tired of tuning in to the morning news shows only to see extended coverage of missing females who do not look like me. So from now on, I will be watching or recording TV One's "Find Our Missing" on Wednesday nights with great gratitude.

Reorganizing National TV Competitive Sets Based on Business Relationships

Jack Myers | Posted 06.05.2011 | Business
Jack Myers

As advertisers, media agency buyers and media planners approach the annual national TV Upfront season, Jack Myers Media Business Report asked them to ...

Television Network Upfront 2011/2012: 'Them That Has, Gets!'

Jack Myers | Posted 05.29.2011 | Business
Jack Myers

As the national TV Upfront season moves toward the May/June negotiating period, one thing television networks, media agency executives and marketers a...

Do Cable TV Wars Cause Real Wars?

Rick Sanchez | Posted 05.29.2011 | Media
Rick Sanchez

The need for the "big story" may be one of the reasons our discourse has degraded, why there's so much anger and vitriol. If our politicians aren't being extreme, pundits will do it for them.

TV Networks Losing A Key Battle With Cable

nytimes.com | BILL CARTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

For the past several years, many broadcast network executives have looked at the ratings for their 10 p.m. shows and lamented that it has become impos...

Egypt Journalists Decry Media Crackdown

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

CAIRO — The Egyptian Journalists' Union has accused the government of cracking down on media critical of authorities after two popular talk show...

American Networks' Olympics Coverage Continues to Serve the Network First and Viewers Last

Joe Lapointe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Joe Lapointe

Many American television viewers are complaining -- as well they should -- about how NBC shows major events from the Winter Olympics on tape, hours after their conclusion.

HBO and its Logo Rule TV, and Space

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
James Sims

Quality programming has kept me tuned into HBO over the years, but the initial impact its sweeping introduction provided is surely what made me a long-time viewer.

On Health Care Reform, Networks Highlight Perceived Setbacks Far More Than Progress: Report

Media Matters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In their health care reform coverage, media have repeatedly given considerably more attention to perceived setbacks to progressive reform efforts than...

Tell Media: Include Single-Payer in Healthcare Debate

Isabel Macdonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Isabel Macdonald

The insurance lobbies and many politicians may not want to talk about single-payer. But that makes it all the more important that the media do.

"The 'Annual Inefficiency'"

Earl Pomerantz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Earl Pomerantz

Why do network presidents require their employees to dictate character adjustments, story fixes and, God help us, pitch jokes?

Broadcast TV Struggling To Stay Viable

New York Times | Tim Arango | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

CBS, home to "60 Minutes," the "CSI" franchise, "Two and a Half Men" and the new hit crime drama "The Mentalist," is having a better year in prime tim...

2008: Broadcasters' Very Bad Year

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Broadcast TV's fall season is going so poorly that four out of five returning programs have a smaller audience than they had in 2007....

Post-Election: Call it Decompression

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

He did the strangest thing last night: He turned the TV off. There he was, still in the early part of the evening, with another hour or two of pol...

Exit Polls and Early Election Calls Interfere with Our Democratic Process

Robert Kubey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kubey

In my mind, it is simply wrong when the news media, and especially all the networks, "call the election" hours before the polls close in other states further west.

Another Reason TV Networks Are Doomed: The Credit Crisis

Wired | Betsy Schiffman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The television networks are up against a perfect storm: Ratings stink; piracy is rampant, as viewers migrate to the web; and now, thanks to this littl...

Major Networks Make Progress In Hiring Hispanics

Washington Post | Lynn Elber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The TV season that brought Emmy honors to "Ugly Betty" star America Ferrera also saw a rise in employment opportunities for Hispanics at the major net...

TV Networks Suffer One Of Worst Weeks Ever

AP Via CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

With many viewers apparently outside enjoying summer's last hurrah, the broadcast television networks hit a negative ratings trifecta only a few weeks...