Wednesday, November 13, 2019

IS ONLINE VIDEO CANNIBALIZING CABLE TV?

June 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Online video sites like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and iTunes that offer older TV episodes — including whole seasons of some series — are likely hurting cable TV channels that also offer some of the same shows, according to Anthony DiClemente, media analyst at Barclays Capital. MediaPost‘s MediaDailyNews.com quoted a note to clients from DiClemente in […]

HOW LONG WILL DISCOVERY CONTINUE TO BACK OPRAH?

May 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Supporting Oprah Winfrey’s struggling OWN cable network may be well and good for now, but a senior Bloomberg analyst wants to know how long Discovery Communications, which is half-owner of the network, intends to keep on doing so. “The company needs to provide investors with a road map for this business,” Paul Sweeney remarked on […]

“BLOODBATH” AT OPRAH’S NETWORK

March 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

On the heels of the announcement that Rosie O’Donnell’s talk show was being canceled after only five months, published reports said on Monday that OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, had fired 30 employees, including two high-level executives. The gossip website TMZ described it as a “bloodbath” and said that the fired personnel included the head […]

OPRAH PROMISES TO OVERHAUL HER CABLE CHANNEL

December 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Days before launching Oprah’s Next Chapter, her new Sunday-night series on her OWN cable channel, Oprah Winfrey has vowed to reinvigorate the channel, which has proved to be a disappointment to all concerned — Winfrey included — during its first year. In an interview with the Associated Press, Winfrey remarked, “I don’t worry about failure. […]

DID OTHER ADVERTISERS PULL THEIR SPOTS FROM ALL-AMERICAN MUSLIM?

December 13, 2011 by · 5 Comments 

Although Lowe’s on Monday claimed that it was not the only advertiser to pull its ads off TLC’s All-American Muslim series, the network itself declined to comment on the Lowe’s statement. In response to an inquiry by the Los Angeles Times, Laurie Goldberg, a spokeswoman for the Discovery Network and TLC Network, said in an […]

YANKED CHANNELS RESTORED TO TWC’S IPAD APPS

April 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Two weeks after Time Warner Cable yanked its Fox, Viacom and Discovery iPad apps that allow its subscribers to receive real-time programming from them at home, the Fox and Discovery apps were again up and running on Friday, leaving Viacom as the only cable programmer still balking at TWC’s iPad service. The return of such […]

TIME WARNER CABLE DROPS CHANNELS FROM IPAD APP

April 1, 2011 by · 4 Comments 

Time Warner Cable has apparently concluded that it’s not worth the time and legal expense to fight the cable networks who do not want their content streamed into the homes of subscribers who own Apple’s iPad tablet device — unless they’re paid for it. The cable company said Thursday that it was dropping such popular […]

OPRAH NEARLY OWNS CABLE IN DEBUT

January 4, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

It may be premature to make a conclusive judgment, but early indications are that Oprah Winfrey has not lost her Midas touch with her OWN cable network. According to Nielsen, within the cable universe, the network ranked only behind ESPN and USA Networks among its target audience of women 25-54 during primetime on Saturday, its […]

OPRAH MOVING TO PRIMETIME

April 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Oprah Winfrey is expected to announce today (Thursday) that she is ready to compete in primetime and will host an hourlong show titled Oprah’s Next Chapter two or three times a week beginning late next year, the Wall Street Journal reported today. The show, which will air on Winfrey’s Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), will see […]