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WAYNE FRIEDMAN

Wayne Friedman is West Coast Editor of MediaPost. You can reach Wayne at wayne@mediapost.com.

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  • Turner Networks Return To Dish in MediaDailyNews on 11/21/2014

    Dish Network carriage deals are coming and potentially going -- with Turner Broadcasting one of those that is arriving. The nearly month-long standoff between the satellite pay TV provider and Time Warner cable network group returns Turner networks CNN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, truTV, TCM, HLN, CNN en Espanol and Boomerang -- and extends carriage deals of TBS and TNT -- to Dish subscribers.

  • Netflix Should Mull Future Without Upsetting Too Much Of Big Media's Applecart in TV Watch on 11/21/2014

    Netflix is planning an event about the "future of TV" that will feature partners, "friends" and other folks from networks, movie studios and other related companies. That's good news. Futuristic renderings of TV's landscape are needed.

  • Global Media Viewing Up, Mobile Consumption Doubles in MediaDailyNews on 11/21/2014

    Global media consumption rose over six hours per week in 2013 versus a year ago -- with still-surging digital media a main factor. Worldwide media usage grew 2.8% to 43.78 hours a week. Mobile media is expected to be the fastest-growing component of all digital media, more than doubling to 2.96 hours a week in 2018 from 1.35 hours a week in 2013.

  • NBC Still Needs Help With Scripted Prime-Time Programming in TV Watch on 11/20/2014

    NBC's efforts to boost its scripted TV programming have taken another hit with its cancellations of plans for a new Cosby sit-com.

  • CNBC Employs Kensho To Enhance Financial News in MediaDailyNews on 11/20/2014

    NBCUniversal's CNBC has invested in Kensho, a real-time analytics platform for investment professionals that will be used on-air by business journalists. Beginning November 20, CNBC will debut "Kensho Stats Box," enabling CNBC journalists to use Kensho technology for research and analytic insights that will provide historical context around market-changing events.

  • OTT Services Predicted To Hit $5.8 In 2014 in MediaDailyNews on 11/20/2014

    Over-the-top pay TV revenue from services like Netflix and Hulu Plus is expected to nearly double in the next four years. Revenue from OTT services is estimated to hit $5.8 billion this year and rise to $10 billion in 2018.

  • Current Media: All About The Pipes in TV Watch on 11/19/2014

    It's all about the pipes -- whether oil runs through it (the Keystone Pipeline) or video entertainment (pay TV and digital platforms providers). The licensing legality of YouTube, one of music's longtime distribution "pipes," is now being questioned by Irving Azoff, personal manager for many bestselling music performers. While YouTube is launching a music subscription service, Music Key, Azoff says he believes YouTube hasn't done all its necessary licensing deals.

  • SaveMyShows Site Debuts Anti-Dish Campaign in MediaDailyNews on 11/19/2014

    Another anti-Dish Network marketing campaign -- this one from Turner Broadcasting -- has begun. A site called "SaveMyShows.com" talks up a threat that Dish is nearing a deadline -- December 5 -- when it will take off Turner's biggest viewing networks, TNT and TBS.

  • Nielsen To Measure Netflix, Amazon TV Streams in MediaDailyNews on 11/19/2014

    Nielsen will begin measuring premium streaming video TV programming from Netflix and Amazon starting next month, according to a report. Nielsen will analyze audio from digital over-the-top platforms -- without the cooperation of streaming services. The story was first reported in "The Wall Street Journal." Nielsen says the programming that is measured will come from existing Nielsen clients, and the data will be available to current Nielsen clients.

  • TV Blackouts: Cord-Cutting, Propaganda, And Future Media Agnosticism  in TV Watch on 11/18/2014

    CBS has been issuing warnings that another major TV blackout could happen -- this time with a possible Nov. 20 deadline for Dish Network. Last year CBS had a major month-long blackout with Time Warner Cable. Now this isn't about bashing any network or pay TV provider in particular. Many other TV networks groups -- big and small -- have been in the middle of negotiation disputes. Currently, Dish Network is in a carriage negotiation stalemate with some Turner Broadcasting networks, including CNN. So what's new here? Not much. TV consumers are getting used to this drill -- for better or worse.

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  • 'TV Everywhere' Isn't Going Anywhere, Study Finds Most Viewers Still In The Dark by Wayne Friedman (MediaPost Weekend on 01/03/2014)

    This from Ramp: "The nuance in the numbers comes from the slight difference in the way we asked the questions: TV Everywhere is predicated on a subscription-based experience of logging into a cable provider’s app or web site to view content. In our view, this low response highlights that the term TV Everywhere is still very new to the market; consumers aren’t aware of it. In the third question, we asked about viewing content via an app or a web site, and as we expected, we got a higher response from folks here – still low generally speaking, but removing the branded term seemed to help folks relate to the concept.

  • CBS Falling Back To TV's Promo Future by Wayne Friedman (TV Watch on 06/18/2013)

    CBS must be doing something right. It won the coveted 18-49 primetime crown this past season -- the first time in a long time -- as well as maintaining its overall primetime leadership among all viewers.

  • Teaching Pre-Schoolers The Perks Of A Fast-Forwarding TV Life by Wayne Friedman (TV Watch on 11/30/2009)

    Many TV research studies have shown over and over again more TV viewing means more chances viewers will view commercials. That's because, on average, 75% of the time viewers fast forward through commercials. Even with all the new TV technology a good chunk of viewers still watch commercials in real time.

  • Yes, On-Air Program Promos Work by Dave Morgan (Online Spin on 07/02/2009)

    On-air promos certainly work. All of which is compounded by the fact of broadcast network erosion. Networks are desperate to get more eyeballs to at least sample TV shows -- but it's a losing proposition. Where will on-air promos land next? The Internet? Networks need much more than that.

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