Archive for the ‘TV Business’ Category

October 18th, 2007 at 9:31 pm

Pickups: Private Practice, Big Bang Theory, The Unit

TV Week is reporting that ABC has picked up Grey's Anatomy spinoff Private Practice, and that CBS has picked up The Big

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October 18th, 2007 at 1:53 pm

Overall TV Viewing Flattens, Primetime Declines

20.5% of TV Households Have DVRs (click chart for full-sized image) Nielsen released information showing that average TV viewing for US households

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October 17th, 2007 at 11:48 am

Nobody Watches Commercials in DVR Playback

In all the news about the new C+3 commercial ratings, it seems like most writers have focused on the "nothing new" theme.

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October 15th, 2007 at 5:37 pm

Fox Business Network vs. CNBC, Ready to Rumble!

Fox Business Network launches today. Currently available in about 30 million homes vs. approximately 90 million for CNBC, it faces an uphill

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October 14th, 2007 at 7:32 pm

Struggling Series Kept Alive by Strike Threat

Broadcasting & Cable reports that the impending writers strike is keeping series on the air [reg. req.] that might otherwise have been

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October 8th, 2007 at 9:54 pm

NHL Network Makes A Deal the NFL Network Won't

Beggars can't be choosers as NHL Net accepts carriage on sports tiers The NHL Network has signed carriage deals with Comcast, DirecTV,

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October 6th, 2007 at 1:03 pm

Petulant Football Networks vs. Cable Monopolists

The NFL Network and the new Big Ten Network are wrangling with cable MSOs [NYTimes, reg. required] over the terms of carriage

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September 25th, 2007 at 8:48 am

Insignificant number of CableCARDs deployed to date

CableCARD technology was supposed to offer consumers the flexibility to buy and use their own hardware [set top boxes, PVRs, etc] to

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