• Late-Night Talk Shows Spike More Ad Interest --- And Reruns
    Wondering how the late-night talk show scene will shake out come September -- when Stephen Colbert starts on CBS's "The Late Show"? Soon adding to the mix will be reruns of the "The Tonight Show" starring Johnny Carson, to air on Tribune Broadcasting's Antenna TV, starting Jan. 1, 2016.
  • TV Viewers Can Be Lazy With Fast-Forwarding
    You think you're in control of your media? Better look closer, especially when you have a TV remote in one hand and a smartphone in the other.
  • Anti-Bingeing But Not Anti-TV Viewer: In A Glut TV Age
    Media consumption seems to be moving at an ever faster pace, especially when one considers bingeing. But maybe faster isn't always better. Hulu, perhaps the closest wannabe-Netflix competitor, is going to release episodes of its original TV series one episode a week -- pretty much like what traditional TV networks still do, and the opposite of Netflix's typical release of an entire season-worth of episodes all at once.
  • 2016 Could Bring More Volatility To The TV Ad Market
    NBC Sports is expecting over $1 billion in ad sales from the Summer Olympics in Rio next year. But perhaps this is a cautious estimate -- especially in light of the $1.3 billion record for ad sales recorded in the previous Summer Olympics in London in 2012.
  • Will Hacking Into TV Sets And/Or Remotes Be Next?
    While we have been worried about personal information getting into the wrong hands -- via hacking of laptops, mobile devices, or otherwise - we could start to worry about the sophisticated software inside other devices. Should we start to fear hacks into our TV sets?
  • Sobering Wall Street Media Picture: Cord-Cutting Concerns Come To Market
    If you had any doubt where the marketplace was going, all you needed to do was look at Wall Street on Wednesday, when the traditional media faced off against newer media platforms. Stock market trading of Walt Disney, 21st Century Fox, CBS., Comcast, and Time Warner stocks were down, from an eye-opening 5% to 11% -- all while Netflix was up 2.2% and Facebook gained 2.4%.
  • ESPN Stand-Alone Channel Coming?
    ESPN has to have a game plan in a world that is moving -- albeit slowly -- to a stand-alone, a-la-carte TV/video ecosystem. And early tea leaves point to a development of ESPN as a premium TV service
  • Cable News Name-Change Game: Just Drop Two Letters
    Does MSNBC need a name change? Well, it needs something. It has lower viewer ratings than Fox News and now CNN. Mass changes in hosts and programs seem to offer up a lot of confusion for viewers. Recently the network has canceled a number of shows and let go some on-air talent. Back to its name: The "MS" part of "MSNBC" doesn't make sense. After a long, unusual partnership between Microsoft and NBC -- which started way back in 1996 -- NBC finally bought out its partner in 2012. Microsoft has nothing to do with the news channel now.
  • Book Review: 'Television Is The New Television'
    Michael Wolff safely assumes that people won't likely stop watching TV (as business model), even if they stop watching the TV (as distribution channel).
  • Soaring NBA Finals For ABC: How Can A Network Get The Most Out Of A Big Sporting Event?
    ABC grabbed great fortune with the entertaining NBA Finals: intense drama around high-profile players, overall closely fought games, and soaring TV ratings. But is that enough?
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