Wednesday, October 16, 2019

TWC DUMPS CURRENT TV AFTER SALE TO AL-JAZEERA

January 3, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Within hours of learning that Al Jazeera had acquired Current TV, Time Warner Cable pulled the plug on the channel, replacing it with a message reading “This channel is no longer available.” The cable company declined to offer an explanation for its action, stating only that “our agreement with Current will be terminated and we […]

WILL CURRENT BE SHUT OFF?

April 5, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The departure of Keith Olbermann from Current TV could pose a devastating complication for the channel itself. Olbermann’s ratings, such as they were, provided Current with an average daily audience that could appeal to some advertisers. But Reuters indicated today (Thursday) that they also may have allowed the channel to meet a minimum threshold for […]

BULLY GOING OUT UNRATED

March 27, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Harvey Weinstein is making good on his threat to release his documentary Bully next weekend in New York and Los Angeles without a rating, after the decision by the Motion Picture Association of America’s ratings board to slap it with an R-rating because of the repeated use of the f-word. Ads for the film appearing […]

TIME WARNER’S IPAD APP: TOO SUCCESSFUL

March 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Response to Time Warner Cable’s new iPad app, which allows TWC’s subscribers access to 32 channels on their tablet devices, was so overwhelming when it debuted on Tuesday that the demand crashed the cable company’s servers, the company acknowledged Wednesday. TWC was able to restore service by removing 17 of those channels from the system […]