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Martha Stewart Network Launching on Hulu

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia is launching full episodes of its programming on Hulu and Hulu... Read entire article
10 Sep 2012 | 9:51 am PDT

Travel Channel Greenlights Three New Series

Travel Channel on Monday greenlit three new original series, Edge of America, Feed the Beast and... Read entire article
10 Sep 2012 | 9:35 am PDT

Texas Judge: TWC Contract Allows Nexstar Distant-Signal Importation

A Texas district judge last week denied Nexstar's request for a temporary restraining order... Read entire article
10 Sep 2012 | 8:42 am PDT

Time Warner Cable Inks 'TV Everywhere' Deal With Viacom

Time Warner Cable reached a deal with Viacom to provide full-length TV episodes from six... Read entire article
10 Sep 2012 | 7:49 am PDT

ClearVision to Take Off in Pursuit of Airport Terminal Viewers

Challenged in living rooms, CNN is about to encounter another competitor in a space that it has... Read entire article
10 Sep 2012 | 5:59 am PDT

Google To Hook Up At Least 89% Of K.C. 'Fiberhoods'

Google on Sunday ended the six-week preregistration period for its 1 Gigabit per second Internet... Read entire article
10 Sep 2012 | 5:10 am PDT

News Corp. Cuts Pay — but Not for Ailes

The phone-hacking scandal at the former U.K. tabloidNews of the World chipped away at News... Read entire article
9 Sep 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Cable Ops Likely MustMonitor Promos, Too

 It looks likecome December, cable operatorswill likely have to monitor thepromotional... Read entire article
9 Sep 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Amazon Fires Up Tablet Video

Amazon.com took video-fueled punches at two rivals —Apple and Netfl ix — launching... Read entire article
9 Sep 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

CBS, Cablevision Sign Retrans Pact

While its retransmission-consentfight with TribuneBroadcasting entered itsthird week,... Read entire article
9 Sep 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Broadcasters: We’re in the Money!

Broadcasters reported their 10th consecutive period ofdouble-digit retransmission-consent... Read entire article
9 Sep 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Speaking to Latinos in English

Hispanic-targeted startup network El Rey willlaunch in fourth-quarter 2013, but it’s already... Read entire article
9 Sep 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Living Up to Our Potential

Without question, women have come along way in the business world. Thanksto Women In Cable... Read entire article
9 Sep 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Making the Case for Diversity

The National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications will shinea light on media... Read entire article
9 Sep 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Cloud TV Takes Flight at IBC

“Video everywhere” was again the talk of the town in Amsterdamat last week’s IBC2012, as... Read entire article
9 Sep 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Eagle-Eyed ESOP EarnsKudos, Cash in Kansas

Employees at Eagle Communicationsin Hays, Kan., have found apretty nifty way to beat the S&P... Read entire article
9 Sep 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

CNN Gets New Rival for Terminal Viewers

Challenged in living rooms, CNN is about to encounteranother competitor in a space that it has... Read entire article
9 Sep 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Comfortable at Social-Media Speeds

Jennifer Robertson is a naturalfit in the fast-pacedworld of the modern... Read entire article
9 Sep 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Pac-12 Networks Adds Dish to Distribution Lineup

Just in time for the second weekend of the college football season, Pac-12 Enterprises has... Read entire article
8 Sep 2012 | 5:21 am PDT

NBC, CNN Top Ratings in Final Night of DNC

During the final night of the Democratic National Convention, NBC was the most-watched broadcast... Read entire article
7 Sep 2012 | 12:34 pm PDT

RLTV Names Simmons Director of Marketing

Stacy Simmons has been named director of marketing for cable net RLTV, which is targeted to a... Read entire article
7 Sep 2012 | 9:24 am PDT

ESPN Reaches Multiyear Rights Extension With Big 12 Conference

ESPN has reached a 13-year extension on its rights agreement with the Big 12 Conference that... Read entire article
7 Sep 2012 | 7:13 am PDT

HBO Europe Does TV Everywhere With RGB

HBO Europe, which provides premium TV programming in 15 European countries, has selected and... Read entire article
6 Sep 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Synacor Logs In To 'TV Everywhere' Via Social Nets

Synacor is extending its TV Everywhere authentication solution to let pay-TV customers access... Read entire article
6 Sep 2012 | 2:43 pm PDT

Univision Names Furst CIO

Univision has named Christopher Furst to the newly created post of EVP and... Read entire article
6 Sep 2012 | 1:49 pm PDT

Clinton Speech Perks Up Cable Ratings in DNC's Second Night

A lengthy speech from former President Bill Clinton on the second night of the Democratic... Read entire article
6 Sep 2012 | 1:31 pm PDT

Google Fiber to Carry NFL Network/RedZone

Google Fiber, the search giant's fiber-delivered broadband service test-bed in Kansas City, has... Read entire article
6 Sep 2012 | 1:23 pm PDT

Nat Geo Picks Schools For 'Big Cats' Cultural Exchange

Four public schools in New York City, Philadelphia, St. Louis and Salt Lake City will... Read entire article
6 Sep 2012 | 10:10 am PDT

History, Time Warner Cable, USA Vying For Golden Beacon

The Association of Cable Communicators has narrowed the field to three nominees for the... Read entire article
6 Sep 2012 | 9:17 am PDT

Sutter to Develop Comedy Series for FX

FX has reached a script development deal with Sons of Anarchy creator Kurt Sutter on a new... Read entire article
6 Sep 2012 | 8:44 am PDT

President Obama: Other Side Prepping Barrage of Negative Ads

On a conference call with some disappointed supporters, President Barack Obama called on them to... Read entire article
6 Sep 2012 | 8:37 am PDT

Five of Six Nets Post Gains with DNC over First Night of RNC

Viewership for five of  the six networks covering the first night of the 2012 Democratic... Read entire article
5 Sep 2012 | 1:52 pm PDT

Chuck Lorre Signs New Deal With Warner Bros. TV

Chuck Lorre has inked a new exclusive deal with Warner Bros. Television, keeping him based at... Read entire article
5 Sep 2012 | 12:57 pm PDT

Eshoo: CALM Act Meant to Apply to Promos

CALM Act author Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) wrote the FCC Wednesday (Sept 5) to say that her... Read entire article
5 Sep 2012 | 12:43 pm PDT

CBS Signs Retrans Pact With Cablevision

While its retransmission fight with Tribune Broadcasting entereds its third week, Cablevision... Read entire article
5 Sep 2012 | 9:33 am PDT

Inventor Dean Kamen To Keynote SCTE's Cable-Tec Expo 2012

Dean Kamen, the entrepreneur whose inventions include the Segway scooter, will kick off the... Read entire article
5 Sep 2012 | 6:00 am PDT

Murdoch Takes 10% Pay Cut

News Corp. executives - with one notable exception - took a haircut on the compensation front in... Read entire article
4 Sep 2012 | 3:09 pm PDT

MSG Varsity Kicks Off Initial Documentary

MSG Varsity will premiere its first original documentary production on Sept. 4 with a look at a... Read entire article
4 Sep 2012 | 3:06 pm PDT

TBS Renews 'Sullivan & Son' for Second Season

TBS has renewed sitcom Sullivan & Son for season... Read entire article
4 Sep 2012 | 2:57 pm PDT

BET's ‘Sunday Best' Finale Sets Series Record

BET gospel music competition series Sunday Best set a series rating record during its Sunday... Read entire article
4 Sep 2012 | 2:29 pm PDT

'Breaking Bad' Midseason Finale Draws 2.8 Million Viewers

AMC's midseason finale of Breaking Bad averaged 2.8 million viewers on Sunday, just 100,000... Read entire article
4 Sep 2012 | 2:03 pm PDT

Clear Channel to Bow In-Airport TV Network

Clear Channel Airports and ConnectVision Digital Networks are about to put a new in-airport TV... Read entire article
4 Sep 2012 | 1:57 pm PDT

Jewish Life Television Chosen by Comcast in Chicago, Phladelphia

After launching with Comcast's Freedom region late last month, Jewish Life Television is in the... Read entire article
4 Sep 2012 | 1:01 pm PDT

Neal to Head Fox Sports' World Cup Coverage

Fox Sports Media Group has hired longtime NBC sports producer David Neal to head up the... Read entire article
4 Sep 2012 | 12:23 pm PDT

House E&C Revamps Website

The House Energy & Commerce Committee Republican majority has remade its Website, in what it... Read entire article
4 Sep 2012 | 11:19 am PDT

Comcast Adds INSP To Lineups in Philly, N.J.

Inspiration Networks said Comcast has added the INSP channel throughout the top cable operator's... Read entire article
4 Sep 2012 | 11:17 am PDT

Guggenheim Partners Acquires Dick Clark Productions

Guggenheim Partners, along with Mandalay Entertainment and Mosaic Media Investment Partners,... Read entire article
4 Sep 2012 | 11:05 am PDT

Starz Reigns Over Rights to 'The White Queen'

Continuing to carve a larger position in the original series space, Starz has acquired the... Read entire article
4 Sep 2012 | 10:50 am PDT

Dispatch Stations Dark on Dish

Dispatch Broadcast stations WBNS Columbus and WTHR Indianapolis are dark for Dish Network... Read entire article
4 Sep 2012 | 10:05 am PDT

Scripps To Use TiVo's TRA Data To Pitch Auto Marketers

Scripps Networks Interactive reached a deal with TiVo Research and Analytics, a subsidiary of... Read entire article
4 Sep 2012 | 9:24 am PDT

Terrence Jenkins To Co-Anchor E! News

Actor/on-air personality Terrence Jenkins will join E! Entertainment as co-host of the... Read entire article
4 Sep 2012 | 8:23 am PDT

Amazon Streams Epix Flicks, In Blow To Netflix

Amazon.com has struck a multiyear licensing agreement in the U.S. with Epix, the movie network... Read entire article
4 Sep 2012 | 7:31 am PDT

Fox Sports To Get More Personal On Recommendations

Fox Sports Mobile and Advanced Platforms plans to use Digitalsmiths' personalized video... Read entire article
3 Sep 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

'Showtime' Nears for Time Warner Cable Sports' Lakers Networks

With less than a month to go before the tipoff of two regional sports networks centering on the... Read entire article
3 Sep 2012 | 5:25 am PDT

DirecTV Proffers GiftsTo Couch Potatoes

DirecTV is launching a “frequent viewer” programthrough an exclusive marketing deal with... Read entire article
2 Sep 2012 | 9:02 pm PDT

Operators’ Programming Costs Inch Up

Per-subscriber programming costs for the top three cableoperators are outpacing average... Read entire article
2 Sep 2012 | 9:02 pm PDT

Hispanic NetsShake It Up

Fútbol and telenovelas might continue to deliver record-breakingaudience numbers to... Read entire article
2 Sep 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Home Shopping Giants Look for Smaller Prices

The three top home-shopping companies — HSN,QVC and ValueVision International (operator... Read entire article
2 Sep 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Network Ratings Don’t Take a Holiday

Memorial Day and Labor Day are not typically consideredoptimal nights to launch big... Read entire article
2 Sep 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Cablevision-Tribune Fight Grinds On

Cablevision Systems’ retransmission-consent battlewith Tribune Broadcasting has entered its... Read entire article
2 Sep 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Campaigning With the Front-Runner

With Fox News Channel entering the finalweeks of the 2012 presidential election seasonas... Read entire article
2 Sep 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Cable Operators DividedOver Carriage Rules

The Federal Communications Commissionhas gotten an earful in the past couple of weeks over its... Read entire article
2 Sep 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Thrilled ~ Comcast-NBC’s ‘8K’ Outlook

The last line of the specifications sheetfor Comcast and NBCUniversal’s demonstrationsof... Read entire article
2 Sep 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Fuse Will Start Spreading the News

Music-themed network Fuse will sing a new programmingtune, launching a new daily music show... Read entire article
2 Sep 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Gizmo Download: Sony Tricks Out Table with a Social TV Guide

The Hype: Sony Electronics is jumpinginto the tablet wars with the Xperia TabletS, an... Read entire article
2 Sep 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Nugent, Sportsman AreHorsemen of ‘Aporkalypse’

“I love the smell of bacon in... Read entire article
2 Sep 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Summer Ratings Rock the Status Quo

Although the calendar says fall doesn’t arrive until Sept. 22,a summer of change is in the... Read entire article
2 Sep 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Lakers Networks Prep for ‘Showtime’

With four weeks to go before the tipoff of two regionalsports networks focused on the Los... Read entire article
2 Sep 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Dems To Live-Stream Convention

Political conventions aren't complete without balloons, confetti and other celebratory... Read entire article
2 Sep 2012 | 6:23 pm PDT

Audience for Last Night of Republican National Convention Slides 22%

The final night of the 2012 Republican National Convention took a big hit with the... Read entire article
31 Aug 2012 | 3:14 pm PDT

Cal-Berkeley AD Dumps DirecTV over Lack of Pac-12 Networks Carriage

With the Pac-12 Networks unable to reach a deal with DirecTV by Thursday, University of... Read entire article
31 Aug 2012 | 2:30 pm PDT

Broadcasters Ask FCC to Be More Flexible on Foreign Ownership

A coalition of broadcast groups has asked the FCC to clarify that it will not foreclose, but... Read entire article
31 Aug 2012 | 1:42 pm PDT

ESPN Scores Longhorn Network Affiiliate Pact with AT&T U-verse

On the eve of the kickoff of the University of Texas' 2012 football season, AT&T U-verse TV has... Read entire article
31 Aug 2012 | 1:09 pm PDT

DirecTV Reaches Retrans Agreement With Local TV LLC

DirecTV said Friday it has reached a retransmission consent agreement with Local TV LLC,... Read entire article
31 Aug 2012 | 12:21 pm PDT

Poor Areas Of K.C. May Miss Google Fiber's First Wave

Google's selective "fiberhood" rally process for building out 1 Gbps broadband to areas of... Read entire article
31 Aug 2012 | 9:41 am PDT

U-Verse Inks CBS Carriage Renewals

AT&T U-Verse said Friday that it has renewed carriage agreements with CBS Corp.'s owned and... Read entire article
31 Aug 2012 | 7:34 am PDT

Fox News First with 7.7 Million Viewers on Republican National Convention's Second Night

Fox News Channel was once again the top choice among viewers interested in the Republican... Read entire article
30 Aug 2012 | 12:17 pm PDT

CBS Sports Network Joins NBA Development League's TV Roster

CBS Sports Network is jumping into coverage of the NBA Development... Read entire article
30 Aug 2012 | 11:36 am PDT

Verizon Jumps ITV Hurdles With Ensequence Olympics App

Aiming to show interactive TV is still a gold-medal contender for driving viewer engagement,... Read entire article
30 Aug 2012 | 7:23 am PDT

Adobe Punches Up 'TV Everywhere' System After Olympics Workout

Adobe Systems is introducing a second wave of major new features for its TV Everywhere platform... Read entire article
29 Aug 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

22.3 Million Watch Republican National Convention's Opening Night

More viewers tuned in the opening night of the 2012 Republican National Convention than the... Read entire article
29 Aug 2012 | 8:19 pm PDT

Winning: Sheen's 'Anger Management' Gets 90-Episode Pickup From FX

Charlie Sheen's comeback sitcom Anger Management officially received its 90-episode order from... Read entire article
29 Aug 2012 | 6:45 pm PDT

FremantleMedia North America Taps Beers as CEO

FremantleMedia has named Thom Beers as the new CEO of FremantleMedia North America, effective... Read entire article
29 Aug 2012 | 10:15 am PDT

Verizon Launches MundoFox On FiOS In Some Markets

Verizon Communications has added MundoFox, the new Spanish-language broadcast network from Fox... Read entire article
29 Aug 2012 | 7:50 am PDT

ACC Sets Speaker Lineup for Next Month's FORUM

The Association of Cable Communicators has lined up top cable communicators and communications... Read entire article
29 Aug 2012 | 5:30 am PDT

Fox News' Audience Doubles Down on MSNBC, CNN in August

Scoring the 10 most-watched shows in the news sector, Fox News Channel finished August third in... Read entire article
28 Aug 2012 | 9:22 pm PDT

ESPN Goes Deep, Connecting on $5.6 Billion, MLB Renewal

ESPN has signed the biggest media deal in Major League Baseball history, inking an eight-year,... Read entire article
28 Aug 2012 | 3:35 pm PDT

Midcontinent Fires Up WatchESPN, With Disney Apps On Deck

Midcontinent Communications is now offering cable TV subscribers access to ESPN's live online... Read entire article
28 Aug 2012 | 12:16 pm PDT

TWC SportsNet Adds Mountain West Football, Basketball Games

Bolstering its content roster, Time Warner Cable SportsNet has secured the rights to a number of... Read entire article
28 Aug 2012 | 11:15 am PDT

Starz Entertainment Promotes Fernandez, Bailey to SVPs of Original Programming

Starz Entertainment has elevated Marta Fernandez and Karen Bailey to senior vice presidents of... Read entire article
28 Aug 2012 | 9:42 am PDT

TWC Bulks Up NYC Fiber Network For Business

Time Warner Cable's business division announced Tuesday that it expects to invest $25 million in... Read entire article
28 Aug 2012 | 7:35 am PDT

NuvoTV Raises $40M for New Programming

NuvoTV, a cable network targeting Latino viewers with English-language programming, says it has... Read entire article
28 Aug 2012 | 5:00 am PDT

Comcast's ThePlatform Opens Window On Video Storefronts

ThePlatform, Comcast's online-video publishing company subsidiary, is extending its mpx system... Read entire article
28 Aug 2012 | 4:15 am PDT

C-SPAN Delivers Presidential Election VOD With Avail-TVN

C-SPAN has launched a video-on-demand service to feature the highlights -- and perhaps the... Read entire article
27 Aug 2012 | 12:58 pm PDT

'True Blood,' 'Newsroom' Score Nielsen Highs with Season Swansongs

HBO's Sunday original series tandem ended their campaigns on season-high... Read entire article
27 Aug 2012 | 12:32 pm PDT

Rihanna, Ocean to Perform at '2012 MTV VMAs'

Five-time 2012 nominee Rihanna will perform at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards from Staples... Read entire article
27 Aug 2012 | 11:54 am PDT

Injunction Against Ivi Upheld

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a preliminary injunction against streaming... Read entire article
27 Aug 2012 | 11:23 am PDT

ESPN Livens Up College Football App

ESPN has redesigned its free second-screen college football app for the 2012 season, adding new... Read entire article
27 Aug 2012 | 11:03 am PDT

Syrian Conflict Taking Toll on Journalists

The Broadcasting Board of Governors, which protects the independence of the U.S. government's... Read entire article
27 Aug 2012 | 10:58 am PDT

TWC Names Fujimoto SVP Brand Strategy And Marcomm, Replacing Freeman

Time Warner Cable hired Gregg Fujimoto, an advertising executive who spent two decades at McCann... Read entire article
27 Aug 2012 | 10:23 am PDT

Kristin Chenoweth to Co-Host 'Anderson Live' Premiere

Actress Kristin Chenoweth has been announced as the guest co-host for the second season premiere... Read entire article
27 Aug 2012 | 9:50 am PDT

CNN's Cooper, O'Brien Head to New Orleans

CNN's Anderson Cooper and Soledad O'Brien are heading to New Orleans to anchor coverage of the... Read entire article
27 Aug 2012 | 9:31 am PDT

CBS To Shazam-Enable U.S. Open Telecasts

CBS will let U.S. Open fans use Shazam Entertainment's apps to access live scores and other info... Read entire article
27 Aug 2012 | 9:19 am PDT

Chris Rose Joins NFL Network

Veteran broadcaster Chris Rose has joined NFL... Read entire article
27 Aug 2012 | 8:54 am PDT

GOP Cancels Press Briefing on Economy's Impact on Women

Media outlets will have to wait until later in the week to get the Republicans' take on the... Read entire article
27 Aug 2012 | 8:47 am PDT

NAMIC's Tech Expo/Diversity Career Fair Free To Public

NAMIC will make its Sept. 11 Technology Expo & Diversity Career Fair free to the general... Read entire article
27 Aug 2012 | 8:07 am PDT

Hispanic Media Briefing Will Go On as Scheduled

The Republican National Convention is hosting a daily briefing on that day's events for Hispanic... Read entire article
27 Aug 2012 | 7:35 am PDT

GOP Convention Delayed a Day

The Republican National Convention is being abridged to three days thanks to tropical storm... Read entire article
27 Aug 2012 | 7:29 am PDT

‘The Virginian,' At 50, Returns, On INSP

James Drury's The Virginian, approaching a milestone birthday, has a new TV... Read entire article
27 Aug 2012 | 7:23 am PDT

CNN Checks Out Candidates on Facebook

CNN and Facebook have combined on a tool to provide a real-time look at who is talking about the... Read entire article
27 Aug 2012 | 6:39 am PDT

Review: A&E's 'Coma'

Coma — more of a techno-thrillerthan A&E and the Scott brothers’ 2009 sci-fi... Read entire article
26 Aug 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Multicultural Before Midnight

FX and BET hope to attract late-night viewers withtwo new shows that bring a distinct... Read entire article
26 Aug 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Disney Channel Takes Summer

Each summer, Disney Channel has been a fixtureamong the top five most-watched cable... Read entire article
26 Aug 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

More Tennis Channel, Anyone?

At press time, Comcast was preparing its customers forthe move of Tennis Channel to its... Read entire article
26 Aug 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

DirecTV Launches Isaac Storm Channel

DirecTV will tap local TV stations in Tropical Storm Isaac's path for a storm-watch channel it... Read entire article
26 Aug 2012 | 6:57 pm PDT

2012 U.S. Open: Macatee, Courier Step Into Lead Roles for CBS, Tennis Channel

While much of the focus will be on the singles action at the Billie Jean King National Tennis... Read entire article
26 Aug 2012 | 6:54 am PDT

GSN Sets Ratings Record With 'Bible Challege' Debut

The premeire episode of GSN's new original series The American Bible Challenge set a network... Read entire article
25 Aug 2012 | 7:08 pm PDT

Cablevision Loses Tribune's WGN America, Hartford Fox Affiliate

Tribune Co. forced Cablevision Systems to drop its Hartford Fox affiliate, WTIC, as well as WGN... Read entire article
25 Aug 2012 | 1:12 am PDT

'Burn Notice,' 'Suits' Enjoy Nielsen Summer Send-Offs

USA Network's Thursday night original series tandem closed their summer season in strong Nielsen... Read entire article
24 Aug 2012 | 2:36 pm PDT

Deuce: Comcast Gains Stay In Tennis Channel Program-Carriage Complaint

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has granted Comcast's... Read entire article
24 Aug 2012 | 1:10 pm PDT

ESPNU Expands its College Football Curriculum

ESPNU's game plan for the 2012 college football season is grounded in three main programming... Read entire article
24 Aug 2012 | 11:12 am PDT

Time Warner Cable Streaming Fox News, Fox Business on Apple Devices

Time Warner Cable has put 'TV Everywhere' applications for Fox News Channel and Fox Business... Read entire article
24 Aug 2012 | 8:25 am PDT

GolTV Expands Broadcast Rights to Asceno MX through 2014

GolTV is upping its telecat game with Mexican soccer, expanding its broadcast rights agreement... Read entire article
24 Aug 2012 | 3:48 am PDT

WestDoc to Kick Off Conference with Trio of Screenings

WestDoc: The West Coast Documentary and Reality Conference will kick off next month's conclave... Read entire article
24 Aug 2012 | 3:10 am PDT

Univision News to 'Meet Candidates' Obama, Romney

Univision News says it will host its first-ever "Meet the Candidate" events with President... Read entire article
24 Aug 2012 | 2:30 am PDT

Pew Analysis: Media Accentuate Negative in Presidential Campaign

The news media's portrayal of the character and records of the two presidential candidates has... Read entire article
23 Aug 2012 | 7:29 pm PDT

ESPN to Provide Multiplatform Coverage of Clemens' Saturday Night Return

As expected, ESPN will be all over Roger Clemens' return to pitching on Saturday... Read entire article
23 Aug 2012 | 7:19 pm PDT

ABC Family Orders Two Drama Pilots

Continuing to bolster its original programming slate, ABC Family ordered pilots for a pair of... Read entire article
23 Aug 2012 | 6:43 pm PDT

CNN Orders Spurlock Weekend Series

CNN has greenlit a new series hosted by Morgan Spurlock, its second nonfiction entry as the new... Read entire article
23 Aug 2012 | 2:17 pm PDT

Sony Buys Into UK's Left Bank Pictures

As part of an effort to expand its scripted TV production in the UK, Sony Pictures Television... Read entire article
23 Aug 2012 | 2:11 pm PDT

BeIN Sport Scores Comcast Distribution Deal

BeIN Sport has added a third affiliate teammate, reaching a deal that will put its English- and... Read entire article
23 Aug 2012 | 12:45 pm PDT

News Corp. Digital Head Miller to Leave Company

News Corp. says chief digital officer Jonathan Miller will be leaving the... Read entire article
23 Aug 2012 | 12:33 pm PDT

ESPN Classic, ESPN3 to Simulcast Clemens' Return on Saturday Night: Sources

ESPN will be on the scene when Roger Clemens makes his return to the pitching mound on Saturday... Read entire article
23 Aug 2012 | 11:12 am PDT

Universal TV Names Sanagustin Head of Current Programming

Universal Television has tapped Chris Sanagustin to head current... Read entire article
23 Aug 2012 | 10:48 am PDT

BeIN Sport Nearing Comcast Carriage Pact: Sources

BeIN Sport, which continues to acquire key soccer rights for its fledgling English- and... Read entire article
23 Aug 2012 | 8:41 am PDT

TV Guide Digital Relaunches Mobile App To Take 'Watchlists' To Go

TV Guide Digital -- trying to keep the 60-year-old brand relevant amid an avalanche of new... Read entire article
23 Aug 2012 | 4:05 am PDT

Sportsman Channel Greenlights 'Dropped' for Second Season

Sportsman Channel has dropped the Keefer brothers -- and that's a good thing for fans of the... Read entire article
22 Aug 2012 | 3:10 pm PDT

VH1 Greenlights New Season Of 'Single Ladies'

VH1 will give its scripted dramedy series Single Ladies a third season, the network announced... Read entire article
22 Aug 2012 | 2:48 pm PDT

Markey, Barton Concerned About Marketing Tactics Cited in FTC Complaints

The cochairs of the House Privacy Caucus Wednesday were quick to use advocacy group complaints... Read entire article
22 Aug 2012 | 2:25 pm PDT

Spike TV Orders Another Round of 'Bar Rescue'

Spike TV has renewed Bar Rescue for a third season consisting of 20... Read entire article
22 Aug 2012 | 11:39 am PDT

Hulu Revamps Website

Hulu is giving its website a major facelift, with a more elegant design and new features that... Read entire article
22 Aug 2012 | 10:53 am PDT

Discovery Communications Keys Latest Funding for Brain Training Firm Lumosity

Discovery Communications has led the latest round of funding for brain training and cognitive... Read entire article
22 Aug 2012 | 8:39 am PDT

In Demand To Offer SAT Prep Content

In Demand will offer a series of video on demand programs targeted to millions of high school... Read entire article
22 Aug 2012 | 8:29 am PDT

YouTube Launches ‘Election Hub' Channel With ABC News, Univision, Others

YouTube is launching an Election Hub Channel to house the latest political highlights, videos... Read entire article
22 Aug 2012 | 8:03 am PDT

Cable Center Dedicates Theater to John Malone

The state-of-the-art theater at The Cable Center in Denver soon will bear John Malone's... Read entire article
22 Aug 2012 | 8:01 am PDT

Advocacy Groups Target Cartoon, Nick Web Sites in FTC Complaints

A coalition of child advocacy groups is asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate... Read entire article
21 Aug 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

TV One's 'R&B Divas' Debut Sets Network Viewership Record

TV One's debut of reality series R&B Divas Monday set a record for the most watched original... Read entire article
21 Aug 2012 | 8:17 pm PDT

Outdoor Channel Hires Zlotnick as SVP of Marketing

Outdoor Channel has hired Lorey Zlotnick as senior vice president of... Read entire article
21 Aug 2012 | 1:08 pm PDT

'Copper' Premiere Is BBC America's Highest-Rated Debut

Sunday's premiere of Copper drew 1.1 million total viewers to BBC America in its 10 p.m. debut,... Read entire article
21 Aug 2012 | 11:50 am PDT

Bounce Names Former Turner Exec Hall to Programming Post

Former Turner programming executive Billy Hall has been named executive vice president,... Read entire article
21 Aug 2012 | 11:45 am PDT

CBS Sports Network to Break Huddle with 'NFL Monday QB' Series

In what officials say will be the first of a number of NFL programming initiatives, CBS Sports... Read entire article
21 Aug 2012 | 11:25 am PDT

Comcast Calls Tennis Channel Decision 'Nakedly Content-Based Restriction'

As expected, Comcast has once again urged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia... Read entire article
21 Aug 2012 | 8:06 am PDT

SAG Salutes Dick Van Dyke

Dick Van Dyke will receive SAG-AFTRA's Lifetime Achievement... Read entire article
21 Aug 2012 | 6:16 am PDT

Connected TVs in 30% of Internet Homes: YuMe, Magid Study

One of the most detailed studies undertaken on the subject has found that about 30% of all... Read entire article
21 Aug 2012 | 5:20 am PDT

NASCAR Revs 15-Race Deal with Fox Deportes

Looking to boost its presence among the Latino community, NASCAR has inked a 15-race deal with... Read entire article
20 Aug 2012 | 7:30 pm PDT

Spike Reaches Multiplatform Partnership With K-1

Spike TV has reached a multiplatform agreement with kickboxing organization... Read entire article
20 Aug 2012 | 2:23 pm PDT

Sundance Renews 'Push Girls'

Sundance Channel announced Monday it will renew its freshman series Push Girls for a second... Read entire article
20 Aug 2012 | 2:12 pm PDT

Halogen TV To Launch Thursday Primetime Action Sports Lineup via Red Bull Media Partnership

Halogen TV will launch its action-sports lineup Thursday, fueled by Red Bull Media House... Read entire article
20 Aug 2012 | 1:59 pm PDT

CBS Sports Network Gets 'Confidential' with Arkansas Football

Continuing to bolster its college gridiron lineup, CBS Sports Network will go into the huddle... Read entire article
20 Aug 2012 | 10:49 am PDT

IFC Developing Chris Gethard Comedy Series

IFC is developing a comedy series based on comedian Chris Gethard's book, A Bad Idea I'm About... Read entire article
20 Aug 2012 | 9:25 am PDT

Comcast Informs Customers of Tennis Channel Move

Comcast has begun informing its customers that it will move Tennis Channel from a sports tier to... Read entire article
20 Aug 2012 | 9:16 am PDT

NAB: Broadcasters Answering Calls for Reliable Emergency Info

Broadcasting, both radio and TV, is the most reliable communications service during emergencies,... Read entire article
20 Aug 2012 | 8:36 am PDT

ESPN Signs Musburger to Multiyear Extension

ESPN has inked veteran broadcaster Brent Musburger to a multiyear... Read entire article
20 Aug 2012 | 7:56 am PDT

PTC Pushes Congress, FCC for Less Pixelated Flesh

The Parents Television Council is sending letters to the Hill complaining about pixelated nudity... Read entire article
20 Aug 2012 | 7:50 am PDT

Time Warner Cable Deportes Builds On-Air Team

Time Warner Cable Deportes has begun lining up its on-air talent roster, hiring a quintet of... Read entire article
19 Aug 2012 | 5:35 am PDT

Scripps Taps White as VP Program Development, Production for HGTV, DIY

Scripps Networks Interactive has elevated Courtney White to vice president of program... Read entire article
18 Aug 2012 | 10:19 pm PDT

TNT Renews 'Perception' for Second Season

TNT has renewed Perception for a second season, ordering 13 new episodes of the drama that will... Read entire article
17 Aug 2012 | 5:28 pm PDT

Current Selects BroadView

Current Media has inked a contract with BroadView Software to use its media management system... Read entire article
17 Aug 2012 | 1:19 pm PDT

Cablevision Charges Tribune With 'Illegally Tying' Stations Deals

Cablevision Systems stepped up the rhetoric Friday in its retrans battle with Tribune Co.,... Read entire article
17 Aug 2012 | 1:15 pm PDT

TWC Goes On KC Hiring Spree Ahead Of Google Fiber Launch

Time Warner Cable is looking to increase its local workforce in Kansas City by more than 9%,... Read entire article
17 Aug 2012 | 8:13 am PDT

3D Organizations Merge

In a move that will create the world's largest 3D organization, with members that include a... Read entire article
17 Aug 2012 | 5:44 am PDT

Tribune's WPIX, Three Other Stations Go Dark On Cablevision

Cablevision Systems and Tribune Broadcasting Co. are the latest to step into the... Read entire article
16 Aug 2012 | 10:44 pm PDT

FiOS TV Slots In BBC America HD

Verizon Communications FiOS TV customers with either Extreme HD or Ultimate HD packages can now... Read entire article
16 Aug 2012 | 6:44 pm PDT

BeIN Sport Launches On Dish

Soccer-heavy sports startup beIN Sport has a Dish Network launch to go with yesterday's DirecTV... Read entire article
16 Aug 2012 | 12:25 pm PDT

Wanda Sykes Spearheads Logo Election Specials

Comedian/actress Wanda Sykes will host two election-themed specials for Logo beginning in... Read entire article
16 Aug 2012 | 10:32 am PDT

Cablevision To Launch NFL Network

The NFL Network has tackled another MSO, signing Cablevision to a multi-year agreement for... Read entire article
16 Aug 2012 | 8:23 am PDT

GetGlue Reinvents App As Full Second-Screen TV Guide

Social TV startup GetGlue has overhauled its check-in app to turn it into a full-blown,... Read entire article
16 Aug 2012 | 6:06 am PDT

Dish And Sinclair Reach Tentative Retrans Agreement

Dish Network and Sinclair Broadcast Group said they reached an agreement in principle on a... Read entire article
16 Aug 2012 | 3:16 am PDT

Apple In Talks With TWC, Other MSOs On Cable Set-Top: Report

Apple has approached Time Warner Cable and other large cable operators about creating an... Read entire article
15 Aug 2012 | 7:40 pm PDT

C-SPAN's Going Beyond the Gavels At Political Conventions

C-SPAN is going gavel to gavel and beyond in coverage of the upcoming Republican and Democratic... Read entire article
15 Aug 2012 | 2:41 pm PDT

New Soccer Net BeIN Sport Launches On DirecTV

Startup soccer network BeIN Sport's first U.S. carriage is on DirecTV, the programmer said... Read entire article
15 Aug 2012 | 7:45 am PDT

Fox Soccer Nets Multiyear Deal for CONCACAF Champions League, Gold Cup

Fox Soccer has inked a new four-year agreement with The Confederation of North, Central and... Read entire article
14 Aug 2012 | 5:14 pm PDT

Mexico-U.S. Tops Trio of Aug. 15 Friendlies on Univision Networks

Univision Deportes has a trio of futbol friendlies on tap for Aug. 15, including the U.S.... Read entire article
14 Aug 2012 | 4:52 pm PDT

GolTV to Air Brazil-Sweden Soccer Friendly on Aug. 15

GolTV will air the final game at Stockholm's Rasunda Stadium -- a commemorative rematch of the... Read entire article
14 Aug 2012 | 4:39 pm PDT

Comcast's Strauss: 2012 Olympics Were 'TV Everywhere' Watershed Event

More than 1.5 million Comcast subscribers accessed some 26 million video streams online and via... Read entire article
14 Aug 2012 | 1:46 pm PDT

Cox Adds Mag Rack VOD Exercise, Yoga Titles

After adding Cox Communications distribution, the programmer of the Mag Rack video-on-demand... Read entire article
14 Aug 2012 | 1:35 pm PDT

9.1M Viewers Bid Farewell to 'The Closer'

The Closer ended its seven-season run on TNT Monday night to an audience of 9.1 million viewers,... Read entire article
14 Aug 2012 | 12:04 pm PDT

Disney Channel Wins Weekly Ratings Race

Disney Channel wore cable's weekly ratings gold for the second week in a row last week in the... Read entire article
14 Aug 2012 | 11:29 am PDT

Updated: Dish, Sinclair Retrans Feud Threatens Station Blackouts In 45 Cities

In the latest melee in the war over retransmission fees between pay TV providers and... Read entire article
14 Aug 2012 | 5:17 am PDT

2012 Olympics: Video Subs Authenticate 9.9M Devices for London 'TV Everywhere' Presentations

Aided by video subscribers who authenticated nearly 10 million devices, NBCOlympics.com... Read entire article
14 Aug 2012 | 1:54 am PDT

2012 Olympics: NBCU Registers Most-Watched Event In U.S. History

Capped by strong viewership for the closing ceremony, the networks of NBCUniversal scored the... Read entire article
13 Aug 2012 | 5:24 pm PDT

2012 Olympics: Telemundo Doubles Beijing among Total Audience, Viewers 18-49

With the final day from London yet to be calculated, Telemundo Media's coverage of the 2012... Read entire article
13 Aug 2012 | 4:44 pm PDT

2012 Olympics: NBC Sports Network Scores 11 of Top 12 Most-Watched Days with London Coverage

Led by NBC Sports Network, NBCUniversal's cable cumulative audience grew significantly during... Read entire article
13 Aug 2012 | 3:24 pm PDT

MundoFox Launches Today

New Spanish-language broadcast network MundoFox launches... Read entire article
13 Aug 2012 | 3:05 pm PDT

MavTV Gets Naming Rights To IndyCar Race

Lucas Oil-owned MavTV signed an exclusive deal with International Speedway Corporation (ISC) to... Read entire article
13 Aug 2012 | 2:43 pm PDT

A&E's 'Longmire' Draws 4.3 Million Viewers In Finale

A&E's Longmire finished its freshman season Sunday with a ratings bang, drawing more than 4... Read entire article
13 Aug 2012 | 12:54 pm PDT

VH1 Pulls Ochocinco Reality Show

NFL veteran Chad "Ochocinco" Johnson's domestic violence arrest over the weekend has cost the... Read entire article
13 Aug 2012 | 11:08 am PDT

NCTA: FCC Should Exempt Program Promos From Ad-Loudness Rules

The National Cable & Telecommunications Association has petitioned the FCC to limit rules aimed... Read entire article
13 Aug 2012 | 11:07 am PDT

Fox Sues Aereo Copycat 'BarryDriller.com'

News Corp.'s Fox last Friday filed a copyright-infringement lawsuit against BarryDriller.com, a... Read entire article
13 Aug 2012 | 9:58 am PDT

Review: BBC America's 'Copper'

The network that used to call itself a little Brit different certainly surpriseswith its first... Read entire article
12 Aug 2012 | 9:01 pm PDT

Mad Men - The Beginning of the End

Our obsessive "Mad Men" blogger Seth Arenstein returns to get you up to speed on all the machinations and character-driven pathos around this final season of AMC's iconic show.... Read entire article
17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm PDT

ESPN's 30 for 30 Soccer Stories - Filming 'The Opposition'

With the World Cup set to kick off in June, ESPN has created a barrage of programming surrounding the massive global event—from short films, to commentator announcements, to this hilarious play-by-play of an awkward first date. Earlier this week it launched its newest offshoot of its 30 for 30 documentary series, dubbed “Soccer Stories,” a collection of films touching on international topics surrounding the sport. Here is an interview with Jeffrey Plunkett, director of the upcoming doc “The Opposition," airing Tues, April 22, 7pm.... Read entire article
16 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm PDT

Comings & Goings

Guess which cable exec has more the 200 Mariah Carey CDs?... Read entire article
10 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm PDT

NCC Media's First DC Upfront: Smart Dashboard, Smart Map 2.0, for Midterm

With the company’s political ad business growing every election cycle (from $2.3 million a decade ago to more than $9 million in 2012), it only makes sense for NCC Media to host its upfront in DC (for the first time). At the iconic Union Station Thursday night, to be more exact, walking distance from the US Capitol.... Read entire article
10 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm PDT

English Speakers Welcome - Univision Deportes Preps for World Cup

Today I got a demo of the Univision Deportes app, which officially launched a few weeks ago. Do I speak Spanish? No. But you can get it all in English. With an added bonus: Since the content itself is in Spanish, you still get to hear that famous GOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLL! Here are the highlights.... Read entire article
9 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm PDT

Comcast-TWC - What Do Consumers Get Out of It?

What the merger means for consumers, Back9Network in the spotlight and Cablevision execs shuffle roles.... Read entire article
9 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm PDT

Better Together? Comcast, TWC Make Case for Coupling

Comcast and TWC talk coupling, Weather Channel's back on DirecTV and NCAA March Madness does well with digital.... Read entire article
8 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm PDT

Comcast and Time Warner Cable By the Numbers

As we embark on the regulatory review of Comcast’s proposed $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable, here are a few numbers to keep in mind.... Read entire article
7 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm PDT

Cut Some Slack to America‘s Independent Cable System Operators

With ACA (the American Cable Association) holding its annual Summit in Washington, DC last week, we had a chance to hear about the issues that keep our country’s independent cable operators up at night. Mary M. Collins, president and CEO of the Media Financial Management Association, reports for CableFAX.... Read entire article
7 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm PDT

Upfrontly Speaking - Discovery Highlighting Digital, Scripted & Live Events

Discovery Comm used its upfront to announce that it's partnering with Imagine 's Brian Grazer and Ron Howard to launch digital studio New Form. The jv will be helmed by Kathleen Grace and will focus on "high-quality, scripted and unscripted programming for today's digital viewers." At its upfront presentation at NYC's Jazz at Lincoln Center.... Read entire article
3 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm PDT

Mad Men - The Beginning of the End

Our obsessive "Mad Men" blogger Seth Arenstein returns to get you up to speed on all the machinations and character-driven pathos around this final season of AMC's iconic show.... Read entire article
17 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm PDT

AMC Turns to D.C. for Spy Drama Premiere

It doesn’t seem right that everyone’s heard of Benedict Arnold, but few know about the Culper Ring, a spy cell under George Washington and the subject of AMC’s newest series, “Turn” (premieres April 6 at 9pm).... Read entire article
24 Mar 2014 | 9:00 pm PDT

Program Reviews - 'Silver Bells,' 'Treme,' 'Kirstie'

CableFAX Daily skips publishing for its Thanksgiving break, but we’ve given you our weekly program reviews online. Happy Thanksgiving and happy viewing.... Read entire article
26 Nov 2013 | 9:00 pm PST

College Athletes - No Pay, No Play?

A new documentary from EPIX has made a strong case for thinking seriously about paying student-athletes, our reviewer writes.... Read entire article
10 Oct 2013 | 9:00 pm PDT

Troubled Kids Get a Crack at Sundance Channel's 'Dream School'

Sundance Channel’s unscripted series “Dream School,” premiering Oct 7 at 10pm ET, enlists a group of leaders and celebrities to teach 15 high school dropouts who have left the school system for various reasons—be it pregnancy, bullying or troubled home lives. But what we find in this 6-part series is that many of the mentors learn as much from the experience as the students themselves.... Read entire article
1 Oct 2013 | 9:00 pm PDT

A Fixer, Darkly...Showtime's 'Ray Donovan'

Showtime’s newest drama series “Ray Donovan” (premieres Sun) has as much potential as its duplicitous title character—an educated thug who uses guile, misdirection and intimidation to fix others’ problems but who can’t seem to mend his own family. CableFAX Executive Editor Michael Grebb reviews.... Read entire article
27 Jun 2013 | 9:00 pm PDT

Mad Men or Minute to Win It?

Was that the season finale of Mad Men or a hundred-yard dash? Our blogger reviews the series’ fast-paced penultimate finale.... Read entire article
24 Jun 2013 | 9:00 pm PDT

Mad Men Season 6, Episode 10 - The Revolution Is Televised

For a series that prides itself on incorporating historical events, "Mad Men’s" season had been deficient in mentioning the tumultuous occurrences of 1968. This week’s episode took care of that issue, our blogger writes.... Read entire article
3 Jun 2013 | 9:00 pm PDT

Mad Men Season 6, Episode 9 - Like Old Times

Just when you thought “Mad Men” was dragging too much, the series responds with a Memorial Day episode packed with memories, plot twists, trysts and misplaced heat, blogger Seth Arenstein writes.... Read entire article
28 May 2013 | 9:00 pm PDT

Mad Men Season 6, Episode 8 - Love Is All That I Can Give To You

In his weekly comment about ‘Mad Men,’ blogger Seth Arenstein finds there’s not much love in the childhoods of the series’ characters.... Read entire article
27 May 2013 | 9:00 pm PDT
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