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WARNER BROS. TO LAUNCH PREMIUM VOD SOON

December 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Time Warner’s Warner Bros. and New Line studios are planning to launch premium video-on-demand early next year, CEO Jeff Bewkes said Monday. Speaking at the 38th annual UBS Global Media and Communications Conference in New York, Bewkes said he anticipated that movies would become available for one-time rental on cable and online about 30 to […]

EXHIBITORS ANGERED OVER WARNERS’ VOD PLANS

November 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Warner Bros. and the Walt Disney Co. are developing plans to offer some movies via video-on-demand while they are still playing in theaters, Daily Variety reported today (Thursday). It cited comments by Time Warner chief Jeff Bewkes during an earnings call on Wednesday that it will launch the premium VOD service by next summer, charging […]

PARKER SPITZER DRAWS MORE VIEWERS — BUT REMAINS IN LAST PLACE

October 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Without the intense competition from broadcast TV and Monday Night Football on cable’s ESPN, the second night of CNN’s Parker Spitzer on Tuesday saw a small bump in the average number of viewers sampling the new “Crossfire”-type show; however, it remained in fourth place among the four news channels. According to Nielsen Research, Parker Spitzer […]

RICK SANCHEZ OUT AT CNN AFTER CALLING JON STEWART A “BIGOT”

October 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Rick Sanchez, host of CNN’s Rick’s List, was booted by the cable news channel after calling Jon Stewart a “bigot” during a radio interview and complaining that “everybody who runs CNN” is, like Stewart, Jewish. Appearing on Pete Dominick’s Sirius radio show to promote his new book, Conventional Idiocy, the Cuban-American Sanchez went on to […]

CONAN’S ALREADY A HIT WITH AD BUYERS, SAYS TBS

August 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Although ratings for Conan O’Brien’s new show on TBS have not yet been released — a situation probably related to the fact that it has not yet debuted — ad buyers have already been buying spots on the show and paying the kind of prices for them that NBC gets with the Tonight show, according […]

DELAYING CHEAP DVD RENTALS PAYS OFF, SAYS TIME WARNER

August 5, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Although some analysts have observed that the public seems unmindful of the four-week delay some studios have imposed between the time their movies hit DVD sales outlets and the time they become available via Netflix and Redbox, Time Warner chief Jeff Bewkes maintained Wednesday that the delay has resulted in “a positive effect” on DVD […]

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