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New Female-Centered TV Shows are Taking Over

by | May 1, 2015 | Industry News | 0 

  The top two woman contenders for the 1996 Oscar Awards were Susan Sarandon, portraying a nun, and Elizabeth Shue, portraying a prostitute. Sometimes it seems like movie roles for women haven’t come much further than those, but that certainly isn’t the case for TV, which I think is filled with interesting female characters. Here’s […]

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What to Know About Crackle, the Frontrunner of Free Online TV

by | Apr 21, 2015 | Industry News | 0 

When people think of online streaming TV, they usually think of Netflix and Hulu, but there’s another guy in town. Sony’s Crackle offers a similar, ever-improving service for free. The ad-based network, home of Jerry Seinfeld’s hit web series, “Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee,” continues to expand from B-movies and vintage TV shows into original […]

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3 Reasons Martha Stewart Roasting Justin Bieber is Awesome

by | Mar 18, 2015 | Industry News | 0 

  Martha Stewart is one of the celebrities who just couldn’t turn down the chance to do a little Bieb-bashing at the Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber, which taped on March 14 and airs later this month. If Stewart is as good at crafting jokes about Canadian pop stars as she is at crafting […]

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HBO and Time Warner Make a Bold Move

by | Oct 15, 2014 | Industry News | 0 

In the news this morning, the incredibly popular HBO channel announced its intention to offer a standalone, web-only service in 2015. While this gets many cable lovers fantasizing about cutting cable TV out of the bill without losing their weekly fix of “Game of Thrones,” there are implications behind this announcement that may end up […]

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Bad Timing Could Cost AT&T Millions of Dollars

by | May 20, 2014 | Industry News | 0 

By acting too early, AT&T may have driven up the price on one of DIRECTV’s featured assets, NFL SUNDAY TICKET. On May 18, AT&T announced it was purchasing DIRECTV for $48.5 billion. Unfortunately for AT&T, DIRECTV’s valuable contract for exclusive broadcasting rights to NFL SUNDAY TICKET, for which it paid approximately $1 billion per season, […]

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The Hot Debate Over The Future of Television Advertising: Commercials vs. Product Placement

by | May 15, 2014 | Industry News | 0 

The commercial verses product placement debate sparks a handful of fascinating questions: Has the era of commercials come to a close? Are product placements the future of television advertising? How willing are viewers to accept product placements? What other revenue generating avenues might networks explore?

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More Channels Means Higher Quality Shared Experiences

by | Apr 30, 2014 | Industry News | 0 

It used to be that the biggest shows on television were national events, cultural experiences shared by everyone with a television set. That’s because those sets could only pick up a few networks, but the introduction of cable gave those televisions access to hundreds of new channels to plug into, giving their owners access to […]

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No, Netflix and Hulu are Not Killing Cable

by | Apr 23, 2014 | Industry News | 0 

Perhaps we could excuse a little journalistic sensationalism, but to claim “Netflix and Hulu Are Starting to Kill Cable” is either naïve or dishonest. We’ve heard that claim a lot lately based on an Experian study which found cord-cutters (people who have internet but no TV subscription service) went from 4.5% to 6.5% in the […]

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The Online Streaming Shift: How TV Networks Are Adapting

by | Mar 31, 2014 | Industry News | 0 

Streaming video is the latest media phenomenon and, as statistics and trends report, it’s not going anywhere. As of 2012, 100 million Americans watched online videos per day, which is up 43 percent since 2010, according to TechCrunch. While this increase was largely driven by YouTube, streaming video services like Netflix (44 million subscribers as […]

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Reports of Cable’s Death from Netflix are Wildly Exaggerated

by | Mar 20, 2014 | Industry News | 0 

Over the course of the past decade, streaming video has taken the place of downloading and file sharing as the chief perceived online threat to established media concerns. As the most visible and successful video streaming service, Netflix inherits many of the fears that were once attached to pirating sites. In short, the fear that […]

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