Time Warner and Comcast Corp.--the No. 1 and 2 major cable operators--didn't take long to run to their financial calculators to figure out that they'd better consider offering an a la carte family package cable network. Call this: Cutting your losses.
Kids need some food to survive--but probably not s'mores. Perhaps TV ought not to remind them as much of their sweet tooth.
The controversially religious filmmaker and actor Mel Gibson and ABC want to produce a romantic movie around the Holocaust and the one question that comes to mind: How little does ABC need advertising money?
If there was any doubt on-demand TV programs are in vogue, one only has to take a look at the iTunes Music Store this morning: Now NBC Universal is selling its shows for $1.99 each. And the question everyone wants to have answered soon is--will iTunes be the dominant place to go for on-demand video content?
A new push for cable a la carte packaging has cable networks and consumers up in arms--but they should put down their weapons and come to the peace table. That's because in an increasingly glutted world of entertainment, it's time to trim the fat.
Lazy TV writers and producers now have a great way to stay asleep or stay at home in the morning while collecting checks for their successful shows: Have the fans write the episodes.
Every network goes through it with its successful shows: actors want a bigger cut. Perhaps TV advertising should get into the same thinking pattern.