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Netflix Sure Picked an Interesting Time for This Tweet About Above-the-Law Cops Went live amid backlash over officer's fatal chokehold

As Twitter was erupting this afternoon with outrage over a grand jury's decision not to indict the NYPD officer whose chokehold killed Eric Garner, Netflix made a rather odd marketing…

December 3, 2014, 9:29 PM EST

Comcast Tells FCC It's the Victim and Netflix Is the Villain Cable giant says streaming service slowed itself and pays only 'trivial' access fees

Comcast is tired of Netflix, that's for sure. The cable giant had to answer a number of difficult questions from the Federal Communications Commission last week after Netflix objected in the…

December 3, 2014, 5:35 PM EST

Can NBC Create Another Real-Time Sensation With Peter Pan Live? Robert Greenblatt on what he learned from his Sound of Music gamble

As NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt went to bed last Dec. 5, after watching his network pull off The Sound of Music Live!, he had no idea what the 18-49…

December 2, 2014, 11:29 AM EST

Howie Mandel Uses Every Single Social App He Can 'I need to have my finger on the pulse'

Specs Who Howie Mandel Age 59 Claim to fame Comedian and actor; executive producer of the TBS series Deal With It (Fridays, 9/8c); judge on NBC’s America’s Got Talent Base Los Angeles Twitter @howiemandel What’s the…

December 1, 2014, 12:02 AM EST

The Guy Who Hired Amy Poehler to Make Content 'Snackable' CMO Cold Call with Old Navy's Ivan Wicksteed

Setting aside the recent controversy about charging higher prices for plus-size women's jeans, Old Navy has been getting its share of good press lately. Celebrating its 20th birthday at the…

November 30, 2014, 11:35 PM EST

#TBT: A Look Back at TV's Must-Watch Thanksgiving Promo Leftovers Networks have aired some truly odd stuff over the years

This week's look back to television treasures of yore goes beyond Throwback Thursday. It's Throwback Thanksgiving! While we usually focus on unearthing memorable (for better and for worse) TV promos, an…

November 27, 2014, 7:36 AM EST

Why Broadcast TV Is So Thankful for Thanksgiving Live shows and turkey draw people to the tube

When network executives and advertisers sit down for Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, they will have plenty to be thankful for: Thanksgiving Day is now home to four of fall's most-watched…

November 26, 2014, 7:00 AM EST

TV Bosses Say Ratings Won't Stop Being Awful Anytime Soon Er, sorry, 'trending downward'

Now is the winter of our discontent, made that much colder by the absence of the ad dollars that everyone in the TV world swore would come back in scatter. They…

November 24, 2014, 8:00 AM EST

#TBT: Who Shot J.R.? This Classic Dallas Promo Convinced 83 Million Viewers to Find Out Big reveal became No. 2 TV event in U.S. history

Holy cliffhanger! On March 21, 1980, Dallas fans were stunned as Larry Hagman's villainous J.R. Ewing was gunned down on the CBS drama's Season 3 finale. After eight agonizing months,…

November 20, 2014, 8:14 AM EST

How Bill Cosby Went From TV's 'Most Persuasive' Pitchman to Its Most Radioactive NBC pulls the plug, Netflix backs away

Three years ago, as Bill Cosby prepared to be inducted into the Advertising Hall of Fame as the first winner of the President's Award for Contributions to Advertising, he spoke…

November 19, 2014, 2:48 PM EST

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