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REPORT: THE INTERNET POSES NO CHALLENGE TO TV — YET

June 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The notion that the Internet is drawing viewers away from traditional TV is more myth than reality, the president of TVB, the broadcast industry marketing trade group, suggested on Tuesday. Speaking at the SNL Kagan TV and Radio Finance Summit in New York, Steve Lanzano unveiled his group’s latest study indicating that Internet video amounts […]

ANALYST SAYS FAILURE OF OWN COULD COST DISCOVERY $143 MILLION

March 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Unless it can engineer a massive turnaround of Oprah Winfrey’s OWN cable network, Discovery Communications could end the year reporting a $142.9-million loss, according to SNL Kagan analyst Derek Baine. Clearly Baine believes such a turnaround is unlikely and that Discovery will likely be forced to cut the license fee it charges cable operators to […]

RESEARCH FIRM PREDICTS CONTINUED STRONG AD REVENUE FOR CABLE

November 22, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

While some analysts express concern that cable television networks may be heavily impacted by customers who opt for Internet video sites and begin dropping their cable subscriptions — so called cord-cutting — researchers SNL Kagan said today (Tuesday) that cable networks will see a 14-percent rise in ad revenue to $25.5 billion this year, softening […]

STUDY: MILLIONS CUTTING THE CORD

July 21, 2011 by · 3 Comments 

By the end of this year, 4.5 million U.S. households will have dumped their satellite and cable subscriptions and opted instead for video content available over the Internet, according to a study by SNL Kagan. While that amounts to only 4 percent of American homes, that figure is due to rise to 7 percent (8.6 […]

OPRAH’S NETWORK SUFFERING BIRTH PANGS

December 13, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

While Oprah Winfrey has enjoyed a remarkable run of successes, some cable operators are not convinced that her new cable network OWN, set to debut on Jan.1, is a sure thing and are balking at the carriage fees being asked for it, according to Bloomberg News. The channel is being sold to the cable companies […]

AD REVENUE RETURNING — SLOWLY — TO BROADCASTERS

September 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Broadcast TV stations, which saw a 22.4 percent plunge in advertising revenue in 2009, will see most of it return in 2010, according to a new report from Charlottesville, VA-based media researcher SNL Kagan. The report indicates that ad revenue at the stations will rise 15 percent this year. Ad revenue at the broadcast networks […]

SUBSCRIBERS FLEEING CABLE

August 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Cable companies lost 711,000 customers during the second quarter — the worst “churn” rate in history, according to figures released by SNL Kagan on Monday. While many of them — 414,000 — moved to telephone companies that are increasingly offering fiber-optic connections to compete with pay-TV services of their own, at lower prices, the overall […]

SONY TO LAUNCH TWO CABLE CHANNELS

July 7, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Sony Pictures plans to use its vast movie library to launch two new movie channels in October in the U.S. — one high-definition channel that the studio would own and operate on its own and another, a horror-movie channel named FearNet, that it will jointly own with Lionsgate and Comcast. (Fearnet is currently available online […]

WORLD CUP A TV STEAMROLLER OVERSEAS

June 15, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

2010 is going to turn out to be a much more profitable year for television stations than originally predicted, market researcher SNL Kagan said on Monday. It predicted that revenue for all stations will reach nearly $21 billion — $19.8 billion from advertising and the rest from retransmission consent fees. Last August it predicted $18.5 […]