Thursday, September 18, 2014

DISNEY, NICKELODEON EACH CLAIM VICTORY OVER THE OTHER

May 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The two major kids networks on cable, the Disney Channel and Nickelodeon, each had something to boast about following the release of last week’s ratings results by Nielsen Media Research. Disney released a statement announcing that its Disney Channel was: “The #1 Network in Total Day for the 49th Consecutive Week in Kids 6-11 … […]

DISNEY REPORTS SOLID QUARTER — DESPITE JOHN CARTER

May 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

That $300-million John Carter bomb that brought down Rich Ross, the head of Walt Disney Studios, turned out not to be the disaster that many analysts had reckoned it would be. According to the Disney Co.’s quarterly report, the company wound up with a 21-percent increase in profit during the quarter to $1.14 billion, from […]

PARENTS: CARTOONS ARE SEXUALLY CHARGED

August 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

According to the conservative Parents Television Council, which frequently spearheads protests against sexual references on television, children are instinctively drawn to cartoons and, in flipping channels, often land on those that are aimed at adults. In a study released on Tuesday, the PTC particularly criticized two cable networks, Adult Swim and the Cartoon Network, for […]

USA NETWORK REMAINS TOP CABLE NETWORK

December 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

While NBC remained the last-place broadcast network on average in 2010, USA Network, which is also owned by NBC Universal, will be taking the title as the No. 1 cable network for the fifth consecutive year, it boasted on Thursday. In a press release, USA said that it placed first in total viewers, adults 18-49 […]

IT’S JENNIFER GREY’S PARTY NOW

November 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Twenty-three years after she co-starred with the late Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing, Jennifer Grey has made a triumphant comeback as the winner of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. In a storybook ending watched by 24.13 million viewers, the 50-year-old Grey defeated 20-year-old Bristol Palin, who had become a popular favorite if not the favorite […]

MOVIE REVIEWS: ALPHA AND OMEGA

September 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Alpha and Omega, the critics suggest, is barely a step above the familiar fare found most hours of the day on Nickelodeon and Disney Channel or on just about any broadcast network channel on Saturday morning. Except that it’s in 3D. And people in the industry will be waiting to see the results, which should […]

WILL APPLE’S “HOBBY” BECOME A BUSINESS?

September 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

After famously calling his company’s Apple TV settop box “a hobby,” and devoting little effort to marketing it, Apple Chairman Steve Jobs on Wednesday unveiled an all-new and improved — and relatively cheap — Apple TV, designed primarily to bring streaming online, on-demand video to television sets, with or without a computer. Users of the […]

“HANNAH MONTANA” CREATORS SUE DISNEY

April 12, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Hollywood’s notorious accounting practices will likely be placed under the spotlight again if a lawsuit filed Friday by two of the creators of Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana series comes to trial. Barry O’Brien and Richard Correll claim in the $5-million lawsuit that Disney has not paid them the percentage of profits due on their bank-end […]