Smart TV Makers To Lose On Ad Revenue Opps From Over-The-Top, Report Says

About 159 million homes will have smart TVs by the end of this year, but gaming consoles and set-top boxes are more likely to win the long-term connected TV battle than smart TVs themselves. That's the finding of a new report from The Diffusion Group predicting that TV set makers who eagerly showcased their new connected capabilities at the CES show will not be the ones to benefit from the money that's expected to flow through broadband connections to the TV. ...More

  • If Music Videos Get Monetized In Concert Tours, Might TV Programs Be Headed For Mall Productions?

    The Carly Rae Jepsen music video "Call Me Maybe" gets seen 212 million times on the Internet. What is that worth in TV terms? When 100 million viewers watch a three-hour event called the Super Bowl, it can bring a network $210 million to $225 million in national advertising dollars. ...More

  • 6300% More Of Certain Kind Of Scandalous TV Content

    We here at TV Watch take a lot of pride in our tagline: "full-frontal televison." Who doesn't want to expose and tell all? Yes, "expose" is the key word for this column. A report from one pressure group says one major trend has been going on in television that most people may not be aware of: full-frontal nudity. ...More

  • Summer's Hottest Show? 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo'!

    TLC's latest reality offering -- "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," a spin-off from the network's "Toddlers & Tiaras" centered on one of that show's more memorable pageant princesses -- has, since it appeared out of the heat and humidity two weeks ago, become one of the most talked-about series on television. No surprise there; it's a perfect train-wreck diversion at the end of a punishing summer of record-breaking heat, roaring wildfires and increasingly nasty political confrontations. What's more, even with its pig-pooping, mud-flopping and armpit-farting, it may be one of the most culturally significant entertainment programs of our tumultuous times, ...More