Monday, September 23, 2019

CNN PRESIDENT HINTS AT PROGRAMMING OVERHAUL

June 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Stating what would seem to be the obvious, Turner Broadcasting chief Phil Kent told a media conference in New York on Thursday that CNN’s ratings have been falling to record lows in primetime because “we haven’t put the best shows on the air.” Kent told the Nomura U.S. Media & Telecom Summit that he was […]

VIACOM’S PROFITS NOSEDIVE

February 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Viacom, whose media companies include Nickelodeon and the MTV and Turner cable channels as well as Paramount Pictures, said today (Thursday) that its profit plunged 65 percent in the last quarter, attributing the fall to a one-time $379-million charge to cover an arbitration award to shareholders of “Rock Band” videogame maker Harmonix. Excluding the Harmonix […]

TURNER BROADCASTING TO AIR HOW-TO SPOTS FOR “TV EVERYWHERE”

September 12, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Turner Broadcasting has launched a new ad campaign to explain to viewers how they can watch most of the programs carried by its cable-TV networks on their smartphones, tablets, laptops or desktops any day of the week at any time. The programs are available free to anyone who can show that they have a cable-TV […]

CNN LIVE COMING TO YOUR PHONE

July 19, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

CNN announced on Monday that certain cable subscribers will be able to watch the news channel and its sibling HLN on their computers, iPads and smartphones live if they already are customers of one of five cable and satellite services. Although the two channels are owned by Turner Broadcasting, a division of Time Warner, the […]

TIME WARNER CHIEF WANTS ALL TV ONLINE

June 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Time Warner chief Jeffrey Bewkes has called for producers of television shows and the cable and broadcast networks that distribute them to make all of their content available online — free. As reported by Multichannel News, Bewkes told the Cable Show 2011 in Chicago, “Put the TV on the Internet. … Don’t change the business […]

FLINTSTONES TO RETURN — AND FOX HAS THEM

May 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Flintstones have undoubtedly been caught up in more media consolidation deals over the past half century than any other animated family — and they’re about to see more. Originally created in 1960 by the then-fledgling Hanna Barbera company, the Bedrock family moved to Taft Broadcasting in 1967 when that company acquired Hanna Barbera, then […]

FOR WARNERS, INCEPTION IS 2010’S HARRY POTTER

November 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Thanks largely to the strength of Inception, which grossed nearly $290 million domestically in the third quarter, Time Warner was able to report today (Wednesday) that revenue for its filmed entertainment division, which includes Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema, was flat with last year at $2.78 billion, when it raked in big earnings from […]

CBS, TURNER IN 14-YEAR PACT FOR “MARCH MADNESS”

April 22, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

In an extraordinary 14-year deal, CBS and Time Warner’s Turner Broadcasting have agreed to pay at least $10.8 billion to carry the N.C.A.A. men’s basketball tournament — “March Madness.” The partnership gives each entity the right to carry the regional finals, the Final Four and the championship game, CBS through 2015, Turner from 2016 to […]