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STUDIOS SEE SHIFT IN MARKETPLACE FOR HOME ENTERTAINMENT

November 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Studios that have seen sales of DVDs plummet in recent years — particularly since the beginning of the recession in early 2008 — finally got some good news in a report by Digital Entertainment Group (DEG), the industry-funded company that promotes and tracks home entertainment usage. In a new report, DEG said that a surge […]

DELAY EXPECTED IN SOAPS’ TRANSITION TO THE WEB

July 26, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Can the shows that brought joy and happiness to millions of daytime television viewers for generations find love and acceptance on the Internet? Tune in next January to find out. According to the New York Times, that’s the earliest that deals with the unions can be renegotiated that will allow the producers to continue churning […]

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: BIG ON TV, BIGGER ONLINE

May 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Of all the regular TV shows broadcast this year, none was more talked about on the Internet than Oprah Winfrey’s final telecast last week. According to Long Island-based research firm General Sentiment, the final episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show generated more online discussion even than the finale of American Idol earlier in the week. […]

EXTREME 105: 105 MBPS DOWNLOAD SPEED FOR $105

April 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

With cable companies finding themselves increasingly in competition with themselves as some subscribers drop their cable packages and opt to watch TV shows via the Internet, Comcast has hit upon a way to offset the loss of revenue from the cord-cutters: offer super high speeds — at a hefty price. On Thursday, the nation’s largest […]

AL-JAZEERA, COMCAST OPEN TALKS

February 23, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In the wake of overwhelmingly positive critical and public reaction to its coverage of the upheaval in the Middle East, available in the U.S. via the Internet, al-Jazeera English has begun negotiating with Comcast, the nation’s largest cable operator, hoping finally to land an outlet on its system. In an interview with Reuters, al-Jazeera English […]

AL-JAZEERA WINS PLAUDITS FOR EGYPT COVERAGE

February 1, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Al-Jazeera continued non-stop broadcasting out of Egypt on Monday even as Egyptian authorities made what appeared to be clumsy moves to shut it down. The government has blocked entrance to the Arab news network’s offices in Cairo, arrested at least two of its news crews then released them after confiscating their equipment. And while all […]

VERIZON EXEC PREDICTS CONSUMERS WILL CUT CORDS TO CABLE

December 8, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Verizon Communications Inc. Chief Executive Ivan Seidenberg has taken issue with cable company executives who insist that their subscribers are not “cutting the cord” — i.e., dumping their cable subscriptions and accessing video sites on the Internet for their TV shows instead. Speaking at a Goldman Sachs investor’s conference in New York on Tuesday, Seidenberg […]

TOM BROKAW DECRIES MEDIA’S DIVISIVE DIALOGUE

December 3, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

A half century after the civil rights movement began, Tom Brokaw is fronting a documentary about discrimination, Bridging the Divide, which is due to air on the USA Network on Dec. 10. In an interview with the Associated Press to promote the telecast, Brokaw complained that “too much of the media dialogue” these days promotes […]

COST OF POLITICAL TV ADS SOAR

October 29, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Candidates for state and local office may be raising funds for their campaigns via the Internet but they are spending them mostly on local television, the Los Angeles Times reported today (Friday). Indeed, the newspaper noted, politicians are virtually ignoring the web when it comes to advertising in a rush to grab time on local […]

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