by Wayne Friedman on Feb 14, 9:00 AM
Amazon continues to expand as your online everyday retailer for everything -- including your everyday TV shows. But what about looking higher, on more “premium”-feel TV programs, shows on channels like HBO or Showtime? Reports suggest Amazon is doing just that -- wanting to start its own premium TV channel, producing its own “high-end” dramas and movies. Amazon has already tiptoed into this arena -- especially when it comes to winning awards. Awards are something HBO gets a lot of -- especially Emmys. It can regular pull in 100 to 125 or more trophies in a year. In 2016, Amazon …
by Wayne Friedman on Feb 13, 9:00 AM
CBS has bought a controlling 50% stake in an independent TV production company, which currently produces "Life i n Pieces" for the network.
by Wayne Friedman on Feb 10, 9:00 AM
Key networks with higher viewership yield bigger revenue and bigger brand value overall. That's what gets pushed to the top of the heap -- without necessarily tagging those networks with a particular moniker.
by Wayne Friedman on Feb 9, 9:00 AM
Traditional media needs to keep the positive news coming -- not just with praise about premium TV content that everyone wants -- but with news in making deals with newfangled OTT platforms.
by Wayne Friedman on Feb 8, 9:00 AM
Many will question fact and fiction in Trump's two-week's worth of tweets, executive orders and press conferences. That's what keeps the viewer honest. But does it keep TV advertisers that spend money on those networks honest?
by Wayne Friedman on Feb 7, 8:59 AM
The New England Patriots came back from the biggest point deficits in history. The team's quarterback earned another MVP trophy from record-passing results. The Super Bowl had its first ever overtime game. And it didn't result in a record number of TV viewers.
by Wayne Friedman on Feb 6, 9:00 AM
Amazon Prime Video has earned big awards for "Transparent" and "Mozart in the Jungle." One analyst estimates Amazon has spent $250 million on original TV programming in 2016.
by Wayne Friedman on Feb 3, 9:00 AM
Donald Trump has a fixation on overall media brand awareness and is ridiculously sensitive about competition. So it shouldn't come as a surprise that during the Natinal Prayer Breakfast, he made a dig at Arnold Schwarzenegger who now hosts "Celebrity Apprentice."
by Wayne Friedman on Feb 2, 9:00 AM
Facebook is making a specific more TV-video play: A TV-like digital set-top box app on new over-the-top services like Apple TV. Since June, there has been an average of more than 1 billion video views on Facebook each day.
by Wayne Friedman on Feb 1, 9:00 AM
The "Nova" campaign, called "Join Nova: Make Science For All," is seeking at least $1 million -- and perhaps up to $2.25 million -- for the special, hosted by David Pogue, a PBS host and veteran science reporter.
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