Monday, May 21, 2012
  • Rovi, Nuance Team: Tell Your TV What You Want

    Electronic-guide based service Rovi is teaming up with Nuance Communications so cable TV subscribers can tell their TV sets what they want to watch. New technology will allow TV viewers to change the channel with voice commands, as well as browse, bookmark and search for content on both live and VOD TV programming by speaking. ...Read the whole story

  • TV Venues Depend On Demo

    Teenagers watch TV in less common areas of the home -- such as bedrooms and basements ---while 12-17s spend an outsized share of game console usage, surpassing their TV time. The most traditional places for TV viewership among 35 -to-64-year-old viewers continue to be the living-room areas. ...Read the whole story

Around The Net

  • Turner, Funny Or Die Deal To Begin Trend Of Similar AlliancesPaid Content

    "Has a rush of new alliances between large cable programming conglomerates and independent producers of online video begun?" asks Daniel Frankel. He answers yes to his own question, citing as evidence the Discovery-Revision3 deal as well as Turner's recently announced partnership with online comedy site Funny or Die. "For Turner, which typically pays well over $500,000 to make an hour of scripted video, Funny or Die represents a shop that knows how to inexpensively shoot (i.e. no Hollywood unions!) short-form video," writes Frankel. "This is useful as it seeks to not only program linear channels like Adult Swim, but also ... ...Read the whole story

  • Bounce TV Remembers Donna Summer Electronic Urban Report

    At least one TV network, Bounce TV, is rushing to honor the late Donna Summer.  The broadcast diginet tonight will run a 1976 episode of “Soul Train” featuring Summer, followed by the feature film “Thank God It’s Friday” featuring her performance of “Last Dance ...Read the whole story

  • Romney releases first general election TV adCBS 3 Springfield

    Mitt Romney's presidential campaign has released a new television ad outlining steps Romney would take on the first day of his presidency. ...Read the whole story

  • Romney releases first general election TV adKCBD-TV Lubbock

    Mitt Romney's presidential campaign has released a new television ad outlining steps Romney would take on the first day of his presidency. ...Read the whole story

  • Mitt Romney Unveils First General Election Television AdFullosseousFlap

    Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks at the River City Brewing Company, Thursday, May 17, 2012, in Jacksonville, Florida Mitt Romney's campaign released its first television commercial of the general election Friday, a spot that outlines a series of "day one" goals for a Romney presidency. ...Read the whole story

The First DVR Dominant Upfront

In today's DVR dominant world, the only "appointment television" taking place during prime time is when the "season pass" is being set on the DVR. For the first time in upfront history, DVR penetration could be ...More


  • NBC's Troubles With 'Harry'

    NBC kicked off the 2012-13 broadcast upfront season with a move that may have alienated millions of people: the cancellation of legal drama "Harry's Law," this despite the fact that it often was the network's most ...More

  • Hate Nielsen Ratings? Make Your Own -- Or Perhaps Your Own Branded TV Sets

    You need the right sales strategy. But if that doesn't work, why not change the game -- and the rules. So here's a recent headline: "Tired of Low Ratings, CW Is Developing Its Own Measurement System." ...More