• Are Cable Operators Conceding To Family Programming Network Packages?
    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.
  • Drop Those Pop Tarts! You're Under Arrest!
    Kids need some food to survive--but probably not s'mores. Perhaps TV ought not to remind them as much of their sweet tooth.
  • Mel Gibson Considers Holocaust Love Story For TV: Will There Be Commercial Breaks To Sell Shampoo?
    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?
  • Does New NBC Deal Make ITunes De Facto On-Demand Champ?
    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?
  • Cable's A La Carte Programming: Just Trimming Fat Or Protecting Kids At A Higher Price?
    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.
  • The Real Way For Networks To Save Money: Have Fans Write Shows
    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.
  • Everyone But Advertisers Gets Bigger Cut In "American Idol"
    Every network goes through it with its successful shows: actors want a bigger cut. Perhaps TV advertising should get into the same thinking pattern.
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