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Anthony Crupi

Netflix Books a Third Season of Orange Is the New Black

Laura Prepon breaks the news on Instagram

It’s back to the slammer for Netflix, as the streaming service has renewed its prison dramedy Orange Is the New Black for a third season. Netflix has ordered another run of…

Netflix Pays to Bust Up Comcast Traffic Jam

Deal gives streaming service direct access to cable giant’s network

In a move that seems certain to have a profound impact on how Netflix negotiates with other broadband providers going forward, the streaming video service on Sunday announced it has…

Katie Couric Bolts to Yahoo

ABC News personality will serve as Internet giant’s global anchor

Confirming what may have been the worst-kept secret in recent memory, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer on Monday officially announced that Katie Couric is joining the company as global anchor. In a…

Nielsen: 29 Percent of TV Ratings Impacted by Twitter

Study tries to establish causal relationship between social and GRPs

In a first attempt at establishing a causal relationship between Twitter activity and TV ratings, Nielsen on Tuesday released a study that suggests that the social media platform can in…

Netflix Shares Fall as Q2 Subscriber Numbers Disappoint

Arrested Development didn’t scare up very many paying customers

Shares of Netflix fell in after-hours trading Monday as the company’s strong second-quarter revenue performance was undermined by somewhat underwhelming subscriber growth. As analysts began to react to Netflix’s Q2 earnings,…

Legacy Cable Operators in Austin Are Terrified of Google Fiber

Roughly 70 times faster

The power dynamic will not shift overnight, but the newly announced launch of Google Fiber in the tech-savvy gulch that is Austin, Texas, has legacy cable operators shaking in their…

Austin Is Next Market to Host Google Fiber

Ultra-high-speed Internet, 200-channel TV service rolls out in 2014

Google on Tuesday confirmed that it has selected Texas’ capital city as the next market for its high-speed Internet service. Just days after rumors began to circulate that Austin was the…

Update: Oscars Ratings Rise 11 Percent

Host MacFarlane may get last laugh as ABC’s preliminary deliveries are up

Viewers may have been divided on first-time Oscars host Seth MacFarlane, but the Family Guy auteur appeared to have struck a chord with Nielsen households. According to true fast national data…

Analyst: Nielsen’s Revised Sample Won’t Immediately Impact Ad Market

In redefining the TV household, ratings service takes first step in a long journey

If a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, Nielsen’s plans to expand its sample to include non-linear TV deliveries is a bit like lacing up one’s…

Fox Inks Partnership With YouTube’s WIGS Channel

Female-friendly platform to serve as broadcast incubator

Fox on Tuesday announced it has entered into a multiyear pact with YouTube’s female-centric drama channel WIGS. One of the 100 or so original content channels launched by YouTube a year…

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