Monday, October 14, 2019

STUDY CALLS FOR MORE GAY HOSTS, CHARACTERS ON CHILDREN’S TV

December 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

BBC children’s programs should include more gay hosts and characters, according to a report commissioned by the publicly supported broadcaster and released today (Friday). Clare Luke of Solitaire Consulting, which produced the report for the BBC, said that it was important the children be “familiarized” with different sexual orientations “from an early age” and that […]

STUDY: CONSUMERS LIKELY TO LINE UP FOR APPLE TV SETS

April 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Widespread rumors that Apple will begin manufacturing a next-generation television set have hit home with U.S. consumers, with 25 percent telling a British research and marketing group that they would buy it when it becomes available; in Britain, the figure was even higher — 30 percent. For consumers who already own at least one Apple […]

TEXTING IN THEATERS? MANY WANT IT

March 22, 2012 by · 3 Comments 

People texting in theaters during a movie is one of the reasons often cited for the continued decline in attendance in recent years. Many theaters now precede movies with announcements asking patrons not to text, not to talk, and to turn off their cellphones and pagers. Some chains have even thrown out moviegoers who ignore […]

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 […]

COMCAST SURVEY PRODUCES CURIOUS RESULTS

August 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A survey conducted for cable giant Comcast asking participants which of seven series they were most excited to see return listed The Prisoner among the seven. As Washington Post TV writer Lisa De Moraes observed today (Wednesday), The Prisoner was a 1960s series that starred Patrick McGoohan, who has been dead for more than a […]