Tuesday, August 30, 2011
  • NBA Lockout Could Slam Regional Sports Nets

    Regional sports networks carrying NBA games would likely be forced to sacrifice some of the huge affiliate fees that drive their businesses if the NBA lockout causes lost games this fall. ...Read the whole story

  • Google Expanding TV Platform, Will Roll Out U.K. In 2012

    Google chairman Eric Schmidt said the company would launch a version of its Google TV streaming product in the UK in early 2012. The company launched the U.S. version last year, but sales of the devices have remained sluggish. ...Read the whole story

  • Muy Rico: Spanish-Language TV Tops $1.5B In Ad Rev

    With the U.S. Hispanic population growing, Spanish-language news media has fared better than its mainstream (English-language) counterparts, according to Pew Research Center. This continues to be the case despite the number of Hispanics born in the U.S., who are more likely to be bilingual or primarily English speakers. ...Read the whole story

  • NBC's WCAU Multicasts ACC Football

    In a sign of broadcasters continuing to experiment with multicast channels, the NBC station in Philadelphia will offer the ACC conference football games this year, which would have been unlikely without such real estate. ...Read the whole story

  • Giants Bring Twitter To Games, Broadcasts

    New cross-channel media initiatives are getting complicated. Take the latest social media push from the New York Giants, in partnership with Mass Relevance, covering social media, digital out-of-home video, broadcast TV and experiential marketing. ...Read the whole story

TV's No-Freeloader Manifesto

Make sure the programming you pay for is going to entertain viewers who are interested in purchasing your product. Minimize freeloaders. Don't cut your ad budgets, cut the waste out of them. ...More

  • NBC's 'Whitney' Counsels Talk As 'Punishment'

    The new ads for NBC's upcoming talk show "Whitney" advise women to talk to men about their relationships -- not as a communication tool but as a smackdown. ...More

  • Weather Channel: It's Raining Men

    For Hurricane Irene, New Yorkers relied on the TV experts -- New York 1, the local cable channel, and The Weather Channel. In between useful and strangely addictive information, there was some inadvertently wacky exchanges. ...More