CJR chooses Don Lemon as one of the worsts in journalism: As one of the most recognizable anchors on CNN, Don Lemon has helped lead the cable network’s coverage of the biggest stories of the year. Live television is exceedingly difficult to produce, of course, but Lemon’s gaffes this year offer a case study in [Read more...]
It is a mystery, and so forth. My goodness. How very surprising. Nielsen’s annual look at the racial breakdown of cable news viewers has arrived and once again there are some seriously sharp differences between the big three networks...Show More Summary
This has been an awesome year for women on TV with some truly awesome characters, and thankfully, the ladies aren't beholden to any one specific network or even format. From premium cable to network television to basic cable, these ladies are different ages and different nationalities.Click To Continue Reading
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has a new home in Canada. The mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion (via MMA Fighting) announced a broadcast deal that will see TSN and RDS networks air its live events which include preliminary bouts,...Show More Summary
The Parents Television Council tends to get riled up about network and cable programming, from network shows like Glee to cable shows with more violent themes like Sons of Anarchy. However, there?s at least one show that PTC President Tim Winters regrets having made an issue over. Click To Continue Reading
Former New York City Mayor, Mr. Noun-a-Verb-and-9-11 Rudy Giuliani has been all over the cable "news" networks, polluting our airways along with every other right-wing opportunist, politicizing the shootings of two NYPD officers, but...Show More Summary
Under the terms of the new deal, DirecTV customers will have access to the linear feeds and VOD content from all ESPN and Disney cable networks as well as ABC owned-and-operated TV stations read more
Yeah, protesters shouting profanities at cable news networks is still a thing, because in New York tonight, a group of them chanted "Fck Fox News!" as a Fox News camera filmed them live.
Powered by the network’s 17th annual 25 Days of Christmas programming extravaganza, ABC Family qualified as the #1 cable TV network in Prime across target demos Adults 18-34, Women 18-34, Adults 18-49, Women 18-49
For the third week of December 2014, Adult Swim ranked #1 in total day among adults 18-34 and adults 18-49. Adult Swim also accounted for 24 of basic cable's Top 50 programs for the week among adults 18-34, more than any other netwo...
Our world isn't quite ready for internet TV providers that compete with traditional cable and satellite packages, but what about markets that aren't as well served? DirecTV is diving right into internet TV, beating Dish Network and Sony's PlayStation...
Nickelodeon is projected to end 2014 as the top basic cable network in total day with kids 2-11 (2.6/808K) and total viewers (1.5MM), according to Nielsen Media Research
Hibernia Networks is connecting its Express submarine cable to Cork, Ireland, via the buildout of a new cable landing station, giving area service providers and businesses access to North America and the U.K.
In 2014, running a traditional TV network — broadcast or cable — was mostly about managing decline. Audiences continued to abandon watching live broadcasts in favor of on-demand options such as DVR replays and streaming. Even when networks thought they’d found a hit, viewers proved more impatient than ever —... More »
The network generated over $700 million in advertising revenues and over $600 million in subscription revenues in 2013. An estimated EBITDA margin of 42% for Viacom’s cable networks translated into EBITDA of over $550 million, representing 12.50% of the company's overall EBITDA during the same period. Show More Summary
Contract negotiations between TV networks and cable and satellite providers have been growing increasingly contentious and increasingly annoying for customers over the past few years. This week, more networks have gone dark in the middle of a carriage war. This time around, it is bad news for Dish Network subscribers.Click To Continue Reading
Sunday Beltway show competitors, CNN talent, and late-night hosts Andy Cohen, Craig Ferguson and Geoff Peterson bemoan Candy Crowley's exit from the cable news network. Crowley hosted her last State of the Union today, interviewing President Obama about North Korea's Sony hack, Cuba, and other…
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Satellite TV provider DISH Network Corp and Comcast Corp's SportsNet have reached a deal allowing the cable giant's regional sports networks to remain on-air for DISH subscribers, DISH said on Saturday. The two...Show More Summary
Fortitude, the first original scripted series from cable network Pivot, has been given a premiere date. The dark drama series, about a murder in the idyllic Arctic town of Fortitude – formerly the safest place on Earth – will have a two-hour premiere on Thursday, January 29th (10/9C). For more, follow the jump. PIVOT TO PREMIERE FORTITUDE, NETWORK’S FIRST ORIGINAL DRAMA […]
While network television has largely, though not completely, given up on artful and interesting opening titles, cable and streaming shows have doubled down. This year's new shows brought quite a few interesting sequences, often spooky and moody, sometimes cheeky and oddball, and occasionally far better than the series themselves. Here... More »