Since when do cable operators really care about cable network ratings? Apparently, in the near future, they will.
Shareholders are indeed right to complain about a languishing old-line media company, The Tribune Company.
Given the pronouncements of TV network leaders, it would seem to be one of the most schizophrenic upfront markets in some time....
Caution to future TV and other video investors: Try to avoid the DVD--- Desperate Video Declines.
For cable networks and their longtime complaining about proper share of advertising revenues, the tables may have turned--at least for a moment--this upfront season.
Two-and-a-half years are all you really get in the TV news business--especially if you are in a distant third place. You also need to take more deep bows, occasionally.
Indecency fines are more costly now--will advertisers be financially happier?
It's a TV show that isn't supposed to be turned off--and there should be a law.
This much is true: fewer millions will be spent in TV's advertising upfront market this year. But with billions still spent in a short time frame--like a scheduled tsunami--this clout, combined with speed, means the upfront will be around for some time to come.
We control the TV set. We control the DVR. Now Cablevision says there's another way....