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Topic: Cable

Will Dish's AutoHop Die by Inches After the CBS Deal? Network gets to abstain from ad-skipping software

Maybe the most interesting facet of CBS' deal with Dish Network, finally reached on Saturday morning after CBS was blacked out on the company's systems Friday evening, is its exemption…

December 9, 2014, 11:36 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

Netflix Sides With Government-Run Broadband Providers Asks FCC to allow for 'limitless bandwidth'

Netflix filed a startling comment with the FCC today: the company wants the Telecommunications Act amended to allow for "a pro-consumer policy of limitless bandwidth," or to put it plainly,…

September 3, 2014, 5:01 PM EDT

TV Gets Undressed VH1’s Dating Naked is the latest stripped-down series to seduce viewers

To say that this wedding is unconventional doesn’t quite capture the essence of the nuptials of reality show contestants Ashley and Alika. First off, the bride and groom met with the…

August 24, 2014, 7:55 PM EDT

Where Have All the Upfront Dollars Gone? Online is only part of the answer

It's obvious by now that something has gone wrong in the television advertising world—upfront dollar volume fell by 6.1 percent to $18.125 billion, including a 4.7 percent hit for cable,…

August 11, 2014, 3:04 PM EDT

Not Ryan Block, but he feels his pain.
Comcast Apologizes for Customer Service Call From Hell Disconnecting your service is as easy as one, two ... 20 minutes later

Cable giant Comcast says it's sorry for the unusual inconvenience it caused AOL vp of product Ryan Block during a 20-minute phone call where he somewhat painfully tried to disconnect…

July 16, 2014, 1:57 PM EDT

NBCU Appoints CFO for E! and Esquire Network Donald Storm will helm financials at two networks

NBCUniversal announced today that it has appointed Donald C. "D.C." Storm II as CFO of E! and Esquire Network. Formerly the vp of financial planning and analysis at NBCU Corporate,…

June 30, 2014, 4:30 PM EDT

NBCU's TV Everywhere Taps Former HBO Exec Dina Juliano as SVP of Consumer Strategy One of three recent additions to the network's TVE group

NBC Universal has tapped Dina Juliano, formerly vp of user experience and product design for digital products at HBO, as its svp of consumer product strategy for the network's TV Everywhere…

June 26, 2014, 1:16 PM EDT

George Bodenheimer to Leave ESPN Three years after handing off president role, he'll manage a charity

George Bodenheimer is leaving ESPN, according to the Disney-ABC sports network. Bodenheimer has been at ESPN almost since its inception—he started working there in 1981—and will now work at The…

May 28, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

Jackie de Crinis Returns From Paradise to Take On USA’s Wider Development Mission Goes well beyond original scripted dramas

   Specs Who Jackie de Crinis New gig Evp, original programming, USA Network  Old gig Senior programming executive, USA Network Age 49  In a recent interview with Adweek, chairman of NBCU Cable Entertainment Bonnie Hammer said USA Network…

May 18, 2014, 9:19 PM EDT

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