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Topic: Cable

How Big Cable Is Stemming the Cord-Cutting Tide

Comcast, TWC, Charter had a stronger-than-normal 2015

A funny thing happened this week on the way to that big cable box in the sky: Three of the largest U.S. cable operators actually added subscribers. In releasing their fourth…

With So Many Americans Dropping Cable, Will Cord Cutting Doom TV as We Know It?

Observers argue the pace of change is greatly exaggerated

Cord cutting is happening; that much is not up for debate. Some 300,000 Americans dropped cable service last quarter, and analysts are calling it good news for providers because the…

What Will the 'Slow TV' Phenomenon Look Like If It Comes to the U.S.?

Uninterrupted footage of a chair being assembled? Sold!

A rather strange programming phenomenon is sweeping Europe: slow TV, which bypasses quick edits and montages in favor of leisurely paced windows into the world. The biggest splash has been made…

FX Wants to Be the ‘Best’ Channel on TV, Not the Highest-Rated One

CEO stands behind lesser-viewed gems like Louie and The Americans

FX is now the No. 4 cable network when it comes to 18-49-year-olds, up from sixth place a year ago. While many networks in its position would be gunning for…

Nickelodeon Says It's Growing Audience by Adding Sports to the Mix

Programming block also opened a door for a new set of advertisers

It's been four months since kid-focused cable network Nickelodeon took the leap of dedicating a 2-hour prime-time block to sports programming. So how is it working out? Pretty well, say the…

TV Guide Network Relaunches as Pop, With Original Shows and No Annoying Scroll

Rebranding targets 'modern grown-ups'

On Wednesday, free of scrolling listings, the TV Guide Network is relaunching as Pop, a network catering to "enthusiastic fandom" in pop culture. Pop is targeting a 35-45 audience that grew…

How DC Became the Hero That Television Deserves

Marvel? Meh. The small screen belongs to a new breed of old favorites

From Superman and Wonder Woman to The Flash, more than 10,000 characters populate the universe of DC Entertainment. For TV networks seeking a foothold in a world of increasing competition…

History Channel Heads West With New Texas Series, Shot in Classic CinemaScope

Starring Bill Paxton, miniseries will even debut in theaters

Following the success of Hatfields & McCoys, History has another Western miniseries premiering on Memorial Day, this time focusing on the Texas Revolution and rise of the Texas Rangers. "Everyone knows the…

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…

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…

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