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  • Gemstar Forecasts Profitability By 2010
    Executives at the parent of ailing TV Guide suggested last week that the magazine's once-daunting --and still uncertain--path to profitability may not take as long as previously forecast. The compa ...
  • Viacom Reports Strong Quarter, Healthy Ad Sales
    Thanks to strong results from its media networks, including MTV Networks, Viacom this morning reported a 24% increase in third quarter revenues to $3.27 billion. Operating income in the thi ...
  • Verizon Plans 150 HD Channels By End Of 2008
    One competitor to DirecTV isn't content to sit on the sidelines as the satellite provider tries to stake ground as the leader in the HD area. Telco TV operator Veriz ...
  • Syndication Society
    Television gives the boomers a unique pop-cultural glue. The generation that started with the postwar population explosion has always fancied itself something of a dandy. ...
  • Cursing Up a Storm
    Mark Twain once quipped, "When angry, count to four; when very angry, swear." When longtime WNBC news anchor Sue Simmons dropped her F-bomb on poor Chuck Scarborough, she maybe shou ...
  • Television: An Obit
    Television is survived by VOD, streaming video and video-sharing services. ...
  • I Want My E-TV
    Have you ever wondered what television would be like if invented today, following the proliferation of the personal computer and Internet? Practicalities aside, if given the chance to remove t ...
  • The Worst Intentions
    Pity the Parents Television Council. The group, whose mission is to "ensure that children are not constantly assaulted by sex, violence and profanity on television," fulfilled its policing obligation la ...
  • Working the Networks
    Whether it is classic or new media, networks are integral to the advertising industry. Yet so many misnomers exist about what the term "network media" really means. A network ...
  • Zenith assembly line, chicago, c.1950
    Long before constructing 108-inch flat-screen, liquid-crystal display televisions became de rigueur among electronics companies, the picture box was, indeed, just a box. ...
  • Any Port in a Storm
    In increasingly treacherous digital swells, a rowboat might be just the thing ...
  • Topical Illusion:James Cameron, the SoBe Lizards, Miley Cyrus and Kobe Bryant launch a 3-D renaissance
    Are we, at long last, about to step into another dimension? After - no joke - more than a century of development, the media planets are finally aligning to l ...
  • While the Irony Is Hot
    Poor network television. What do you do when your writers refuse to write? When your characters and talk show hosts have nothing deep or clever or witty to say? Apparent ...
  • The Prosumer Revolution
    Aiding the professional video educational effort is Dirck Halstead, a photojournalist who covered the White House for 29 years for Time magazine and whose photographs have appeared on 47 Ti ...
  • Q & A: Tracy Dolgin, President-CEO, YES Network
    If content is the MVP in this Age of Fragmentation, Tracy Dolgin has little to worry about -- literally -- as president-CEO of the YES Network, the regional cable chann ...
  • The Sell: Get It on the Green
    This summer i plan on learning how to golf. This makes sense for a few reasons: One, I work on a golf account and the practical experience will be go ...
  • Pro Tools
    A new generation of hybrid still-video cameras will soon bring amazing, low-cost image-making tools to the masses on a level undreamed of even a decade ago. Before the revolution ...
  • TV
    Last February, comedian Sarah Silverman appeared on her then-boyfriend Jimmy Kimmel's ABC late-night program, surprising him with an outrageously funny short film: "I'm F---ing Matt Damon." Sung to a tu ...
  • Marching into Madness
    March madness is one of the most exciting sporting events of the year. A significant portion of America watches the tournament unfold - and advertisers invest large sums to acce ...
  • Questions for FCC Chairman Kevin J. Martin
    What development, trend or innovation is likely to have a transformational effect on how we consume media in the near future? Broadband and the Internet are already having a transformati ...
  • The [Ad]Vantage: Fake It to Make It
    There you are, online, tirelessly researching a lead. It's late, and you're encountering one dead end after another. Unwilling to give up, you return to Google, try a few n ...
  • The Sell: Guttenberg Bible Belt
    The most important name in online video is Guttenberg. I refer not to Johannes Gutenberg (one t), the inventor of the movable type printing press. Rather, I mean Steve Guttenbe ...
  • Trash TV
    America's move to digital televisions meant sharper pictures, better sound, a bevy of new channels and a collective pile of discarded idiot boxes that weighed well north of eight milli ...
  • Aperture: Why the Mix Doesn't Matter
    Cable television offers the viewer a smorgasbord of program choices: from Nip/Tuck to SportsCenter, Ancient Discoveries to Reno 911. Given this, you'd think crafting the right cable buy would requi ...
  • The Futurist: Darkness Falls on Missouri
    Feb. 17, 2009 started out like any other day for Travis. He had been under siege for nearly a year, but had been unaware of it. Travis wasn't an ignora ...
  • The Fox & Hound in the Living Room
    By the middle of the 20th century television had comfortably made its way into the American living room. And 52.6 million families watched nearly seven hours of TV a da ...
  • Squeezing Out Success
    When life hands us lemons, we make lemonade. While experts predict a grim year for all media categories, including the much-hyped digital arena, we see an abundance of aperture momen ...
  • Writers on the Storm
    While writers - including high-profile ones - walked picket lines as the strike against Hollywood studios continued, advertisers started to get concerned about how it might affect them. ...
  • Contact: Reclaiming the Water Cooler
    Devices are gateways. People use and consume media. They don't really think much about their device so much until it doesn't work. Like a doorway, you don't think about wh ...
  • Bonfire of the Vanity Presses
    This television season, it's a battle between luxurious fabrics and makeup (yay, feminism!). Who do we blame for shows with titles like Cashmere Mafia and Lipstick Jungle? ...