Netflix has made steady inroads as an original content provider over the last few years, with shows like Orange Is The New Black and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt proving themselves capable of standing proudly alongside network and cable fare. Show More Summary
The media landscape looks different today. Charter’s new agreement to pay $56 billion in cash and stock for Time Warner Cable, plus $10.4 billion for Bright House Networks, puts a high price tag on cable systems. And if the deal passes muster with regulatory officials, then Charter will become the No. Show More Summary
While the majority of our readers are just media-obsessed people, many of you also happen to work in media -- specifically at the cable news and broadcast networks. While our writers have built their own set of trusty sources within each network, we want more, more, more!
Will Charter Communications’s mega deal for Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks polarize the media world as much as Comcast did with its aborted TWC transaction? Wall Street is betting it won’t — but you wouldn’t necessarily know that from some of the initial reactions. Show More Summary
Charter Communications announced today it will merge with Time Warner Cable and will also buy Bright House Networks. If approved, the deal will form a new company rivaling Comcast, which recently cancelled its planned merger with Time...Show More Summary
Charter Communications on Tuesday confirmed plans to buy fellow cable operator Time Warner Cable for $55.33 billion, as well as smaller cable outfit Bright House Networks for $10.4 billion.
Jus Punjabi, LLC v. Get Punjabi Inc., 2015 WL 2400182, No. 1:14–cv–3318 (S.D.N.Y. May 20, 2015) Jus Punjabi, a cable and satellite television network serving the U.S. Punjabi community, sued Get Punjabi, a rival television network. Jus...Show More Summary
Television and cable networks are following a trend these days by catering to people who don’t want to pay for conventional pay-TV or cable subscription but they’re more than happy to pay for an over-the-top internet TV streaming service. Show More Summary
TLC has confirmed its decision to pull 19 Kids and Counting from its upcoming schedule. With fallout continuing from the Josh Duggar child molestation scandal, the cable network has issued the following statement as it ponders what to...Show More Summary
NBC UNIVERSO, the modern sports and entertainment cable channel for Latinos, announced that the Liga MX semi-final match, Pachuca vs. Querétaro, on Thu., May 21, ranked as the second-highest-rated telecast in the network’s history.
Kurt Sutter’s follow-up drama to Sons Of Anarchy is officially a go at FX. The cable network has picked up Sutter’s gritty Late Middle Ages drama pilot The Bastard Executioner to series with a 10-episode order. The pickup to the project, from Imagine TV, Fox 21 TV Studios and FX Prods., comes just as the the pilot wrapped production in Wales. Show More Summary
Temporarily forgetting about falling ratings and challenged business models, TV’s five major networks last week unveiled dozens of new shows at the so-called upfronts — a series of presentations designed to kickstart advertising sales for the fall. But while broadcasters generally throw the splashiest events and generate the biggest headlines,... More »
Animal Planet isn't the first network one would think of for a big movie partnership, but the Discovery Communications channel has teamed up with a potential summer blockbuster: Jurassic World. The cable network is promoting the fourth Jurassic Park film, opening June 12, as part of its annual Monster Week, which runs through Sunday, May 24. Show More Summary
Apple's long-rumored streaming TV service, if and when it drops, could play a huge role in encouraging consumers to cut the cable cord. It could also come with an extra perk. Apple is in talks with broadcast networks to put live programming in its TV product, according to Re/code. That means customers nationwide would be […]
Canoe Ventures, the joint venture founded in 2008 by Comcast, Cox Communications, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks, appears to be finding success through its focus on providing dynamic ad insertion for cable's video-on-demand services.
? passion project for martial arts icon Bruce Lee and Fast & Furious director Justin Lin is headed to the small screen with a deal at Cinemax. The premium cable network has put in development drama series Warrior, inspired by writings of the Enter The Dragon actor. Show More Summary
David Letterman concluded his reign as dean of late-night television Wednesday night, and his peers across the networks (even cable!) all pitched in with tributes on their respective shows. Jimmy Kimmel Kimmel couldn’t stop himself from getting weepy as he described watching Letterman in his bedroom as a teenager. He was so impressed with him […]
The cable channel saw a 37 percent spike in ratings thanks to wall-to-wall coverage. read more
Fox News Channel will limit the first 2016 Republican presidential debate to candidates who place in the top 10 of an average of the five most recent national polls, the cable network said on Wednesday.
Fox News Channel was No. 4 in prime time and No. 5 in total-day viewers among all ad-supported cable networks for the week of May 11. FNC averaged 1.54 million viewers between 8-11pmET, behind only TNT, ESPN and USA. CNN finished No. 32 in primetime and No. Show More Summary