Friday, September 14, 2012
  • Multiscreen TV-Tablet Viewing Soars

    More evidence grows over multitasking multiscreen viewing. Almost two-thirds of tablet owners -- 63% -- watch TV while using their tablets, per a study from GfK MRI. The research says this is significantly more than any other activity done concurrently with tablet usage. ...Read the whole story

  • Dish CEO Fights Back Against CBS

    A day after CEO Leslie Moonves said CBS will not make programming available to Dish Network unless it drops a DVR service that can automatically skip commercials, the satellite operator's CEO fought back. Dish CEO Joe Clayton charged CBS with being out of touch, while indicating that Auto Hop won't be going away. ...Read the whole story

  • 'Voice' Drowns Out 'X Factor'

    In the first battle between the two heavyweight singing competition shows, NBC's "The Voice" easily bested Fox's "X Factor" in a head-to-head battle on Wednesday night -- but both suffered from lower ratings versus comparable original episodes. ...Read the whole story

Around The Net

  • CBS' '60 Minutes' To Produce Sports Program For ShowtimeNew York Times

    In "a cooperative effort between corporate siblings" -- a broadcast and a pay cable network -- CBS' "60 Minutes" will produce a monthly sports newsmagazine featuring a mix of specially created content as well as updated stories from the "60 Minutes" archive, which will appear on Showtime starting in November, writes Brian Stelter. "The new program may be a sign of Showtime’s eagerness to challenge its bigger rival HBO in the category of sports," he adds. "For many years HBO has televised a monthly sports newsmagazine, 'Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel.'" ...Read the whole story

  • Nintendo's Wii U Console To Feature Second-Screen TV StuffGigaom

    Nintendo's Wii U TVii, set to go on sale in November, will offer "on-demand video from Netflix, Hulu Plus and Amazon as well as some interesting second-screen action for live TV consumption," writes Janko Roettgers. "It will... tap into your TiVo library and even deliver game stats, tweets and other info to the second screen while watching a sports event on live TV." ...Read the whole story

  • Why 4K? The Picture's Clear(er)Broadcast Engineering

    3-D TV sales have flattened, so the industry is moving on to “sharper and brighter” 4K – or Ultra High-Definition Television.  Europe’s Canal Plus and Sky Deutschland are already planning dedicated UHTV channels, Michael Grotticelli reports.  If you’re wondering, 4K has resolution of 3840 x 2160, but Japan’s NHK is already working on 8K (7680 x 4320). (This compares with current HDTV’s 1920 x1080).  While 8K won’t be around for another eight years or so, 4K was already being demonstrated on the floor of the IBC show in Amsterdam this week.   ...Read the whole story

  • All The Poop On E!'s 'TV Scoop' Lost Remote

    Here’s the scoop: E! Online has launched a new site all about TV programming (It’s called “TV Scoop,” but its URL is www.eonline.com/news/tv).  Lost Remote’s Natan Edelsburg spoke with E!’s Romina Rosado about some of the site’s features, including “DVR DeathMatch,” “which enables our readers to sound off on what shows they will watch, DVR or skip.” Kristin dos Santos’ “Watch with Kristin” column has also become part of TV Scoop.” ...Read the whole story

  • Danes Report Spotify May Offer HBO TV PaidContent.org
Chasing Reach, But Getting Frequency

Effective media solutions will be those that deliver "network/prime-time TV" programming: big reach with engaged viewers, at effective frequency. That is, compelling out-of-home, prime-time TV-like experiences. ...More