Monday, November 18, 2019

BLACK NETWORK BOUNCE NOW REACHES HALF THE COUNTRY

November 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

By adding a digital subchannel of Gannett Broadcasting’s WUSA in Washington DC to its lineup, African-American network Bounce TV has cleared 50 percent of the country (and an even greater percentage of the country’s black population). Washington DC boasts the fourth-largest African-American population in the U.S.after New York, Chicago and Atlanta. It had previously announced […]

TV ADS GO BUGS

October 31, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Those transparent network-identifying “bugs” that have become ubiquitous over the years have now become the latest piece of TV-screen real estate to be sold to advertisers. According to Advertising Age magazine, both Fox and the CW are adding messages to the bugs, or in some case, converting them to ads (other networks are expected to […]

COURT SHUTS DOWN SITE STREAMING NETWORK SHOWS

February 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A federal court in New York on Tuesday issued an injunction that effectively shuts down an Internet company that provides TV shows from some 65 sources — including network-owned TV stations to its subscribers for $4.99 per month. The company had claimed that it was able to provide what cable operators did at a fraction […]

SECOND 3D NET TO DEBUT ON SUNDAY

February 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

There are only a relative handful of 3D television sets in American homes, but that fact is not discouraging Discovery Communications, Sony Corp. and IMAX from launching the second 3D television network to debut within recent months. The new network, dubbed 3net, is due to begin broadcasting beginning at 8:00 p.m. ET on Sunday over […]

WHY DID OLBERMANN LEAVE MSNBC?

January 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The sudden departure of Keith Olbermann from MSNBC became the subject of TV columnists and a topic of discussion on television talk shows over the weekend, even as Olbermann and MSNBC declined to respond to questions about it. In his parting statement Olbermann remarked cryptically that anyone who has “been told what I have been […]

OLBERMANN STUNS VIEWERS, LEAVES MSNBC

January 21, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

In an exit announcement made all the more surprising by the fact that no reasons for it were advanced, Keith Olbermann said at the end of tonight’s (Friday) show that it would be his last on MSNBC. He did not indicate whether he had quit or had been fired but hinted at the former, saying: […]