Thursday, September 20, 2012
  • New Season Shows Like 'Perception,' 'Arrow' Click With Audiences

    A new marketing study posits NBC's "Revolution" and TNT's "Perception" as scoring high emotional attachment results from viewers. The CW's "Arrow" got the best emotional reaction from 18-24s. ...Read the whole story

  • Fox Tracks Social Media-TV Interaction

    Young-skewing Fox Broadcasting wants to make sure it's following -- and valuing -- social media interaction with its TV shows. To that end, it has signed a deal with digital media researcher, trueAnthem, to track social sharing of Fox's digital television content. ...Read the whole story

  • News Corp. Mulls Sports Net, Possible Cable Revamp

    No matter what News Corp. does as far as launching a national sports network, the intention is not to take on ESPN, COO Chase Carey said. He adds that the Fuel or Speed networks offer options for transformation. The ratings stability of sports is becoming "more important than ever." ...Read the whole story

  • Disney Bullish On ESPN, Kids Biz

    Jay Rasulo, senior EVP and CFO of Walt Disney Company, says company executives believe ESPN has a lot more room for expansion. Disney Channel keeps growing to the point that its worldwide channels carry much of the marketing for its kids franchises. ...Read the whole story

    Around The Net

    • NBC & Zeebox Near Launch Of Second-Screen Product Los Angeles Times

      NBC is working with Britain’s Zeebox, already available to BskyB viewers in the U.K., on a U.S. launch of the second-screen “augmented television” product, reports Dawn C. Chmielewski.  Zeebox is expected to debut a free iPad app in the U.S. soon, she writes. The app is said to bring together online conversations about shows being watched on TV, deliver relevant information about the episodes, and even allow viewers to buy advertised products – or products seen during the shows themselves. ...Read the whole story

    • Dish Subs May Get AMC Back Thanks To Voom

      The AMC channel could be back on Dish Network by Monday, writes Swanni.  The reasoning is that, since legal proceedings in a $2.5 breach of contract lawsuit regarding Dish’s dropping of AMC’s Voom in 2007 have been postponed until that day, “AMC Networks might agree to accept a lesser amount in damages if Dish agrees to a new deal to carry AMC the channel.”  No dish on what becomes of AMC’s sister channels, IFC and We TV, though.   ...Read the whole story

    Connected TVs Boast Engaged, Interested Audience for Advertisers

    Something is afoot with connected TVs. They may not be as popular as tablets or as sexy as new smartphones, but there's a reason consumer electronics makers have been betting on these devices. A handful of ...More

    • Here Comes History

      Sisterhood Is Powerful" was the title of a book of feminist essays published in 1970, and the phrase became a theme line, with marching orders, for the women's movement that followed. It meant that anything was ...More

    • Maybe My Life Is A (Network Of Your Choice) Made-For-TV Movie

      Who hasn't used the phrase, "Hey this is like a Lifetime movie"? This implies some sort of cheesy, weepy tale, with perhaps a few awkward dramatic relationship moments, a life-threatening disease and heartache, and perhaps melancholy ...More