by Wayne Friedman on Nov 30, 1:00 PM
True Republican thinking has finally taken hold in the world of cable programming: let the market decide. The Federal Communications Commission chairman Kevin Martin is now in favor of a la carte programming.
by Wayne Friedman on Nov 29, 1:30 PM
How tough is it when your children watch some TV you'd rather not have them see? Tough as it may be talking to one's kids, these discussions are a lot better than having the government do the dirty work for you.
by Wayne Friedman on Nov 28, 3:00 PM
With their own set of business growth problems, telephone companies in the end would like you to buy fiber-optic-based video digital services, giving consumers thousand more channels than cable operators presently offer.
by Wayne Friedman on Nov 23, 6:00 PM
Nickelodeon has seemingly found the secret for kids' marketers: Don't target children, just the people who influence them. Kids' marketers might snicker: Does that mean taking your commercials off Nickelodeon? Nice try.
by Wayne Friedman on Nov 22, 3:30 PM
TiVo can't get a break. First, it was the advertisers who didn't like TiVo; now it's the content owners.
by Wayne Friedman on Nov 21, 3:45 PM
In the old days, errant and questionable network distribution business decisions would have TV station and affiliate executives screaming at the top of their lungs. Not so these days.
by Wayne Friedman on Nov 18, 3:16 PM
Your show has been pulled from the November sweeps--which equates to a near-death experience for any TV producer. What to do? Perhaps poke fun at the network that did the dirty deed.
by Wayne Friedman on Nov 17, 2:02 PM
While most TV news of the last two weeks has revolved around the new world of TV programs on cell phones, on-demand, and on your iPod, it's nice to see TV business executive coming back to doing what they know best: revenge.
by Wayne Friedman on Nov 16, 2:15 PM
Gemstar-TV Guide International has turned Inside TV--out. Just eight months on the job, and the nice tabloid that focused on the easy-to-digest stories of TV stars has lost its luster. The company says the magazine is not profitable, and had lost over $24 million dollars since its inception.
by Wayne Friedman on Nov 15, 3:45 PM
Time Warner's deal to put decades-old TV shows on the Internet--free with advertising on its sister company AOL--points up the problem of entertainment glut.