• 'Belty' For TV: Looking To Close One More Loop
    LAS VEGAS -- Buckle up your new media engagement issues. The Belty -- an electronic belt buckle (yes, that's right) -- was a curious favorite at the Consumer Electronics Show. The Belty can sense you've perhaps eaten too much after a meal, and it will adjust to your expanded waistline and open your belt a bit. New wearable devices like the Belty should go further and help us with television watching. Gorging yourself on some fattening TV shows? Perhaps a suspenseful, tight-wound TV drama? Think about a Belty pinch -- or two. One big happy, fall-on-the-floor comedy? Open things up ...
  • Who's REALLY Looking For Big Broadcast Hits?
    Short-form programming? Cable-like niche, or "dark" programming? Forget it -- at least at Fox Television Group, according to new senior executives Dana Walden and Gary Newman.
  • Pay TV: Attempting To Justify Price Increases
    Expecting high price increases from your pay TV provider in the coming months? Perhaps we can expect something else in light of those increases: more talk about cord-cutting, cord-shaving; and a la carte programming.
  • Entertainment 2015: Consumers Still Looking For The Right Price Points
    As a new entertainment year starts up, one thing is sure: Consumers will continue to be price-sensitive -- even when they might be living in a pipe dream.
  • Yahoo Wants To Buy A Cable TV Network: Would Network Want To Be Bought?
    Yahoo wants to buy a cable network -- now? All this would seem to be a business decision that the company should have made before -- oh, I don't know, in 1999 maybe?
  • The New Appointment TV: YouTube
    As technology changes, so does consumer behavior. From the original 13 broadcast channels to nearly 300 on cable to the phenomenon of streaming, "appointment TV" has been radically altered.
  • Protests/Threats Over Entertainment: Where Do We Go From Here?
    You think a TV show is unfair; you don't like what a movie says about your country. Protests over entertainment content can work -- in part, in whole, or not at all.
  • How Many Subscription Services Can Consumers Add?
    Since viewers of traditional TV are continuing to enroll in digital subscription services like Netflix, former Hulu executive Jason Kilar believes digital viewers might now be ready to add short-form video services as well. Kilar's new effort, Vessel, hopes to grab passionate consumers of YouTube's channel content -- as well as providing content creators with better deals.
  • When To Stop Believing In TV Authentication
    Authentication. Do you need it? Do you hate it? More importantly, will the word be passe in TV's future lexicon?
  • Hacking Entertainment Data In A Delicate Media World
    We know what effect the stolen data has had on Sony Entertainment -- at least from a business/marketing perspective. It's not just what was said among emails and other pieces of information pulled from Sony Entertainment, it's the loss of trust among producers, directors, and talent -- as well as perhaps the leaking of into of media campaigns -- that could dramatically shift business.
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