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PwC: Digital Consumption Driving Media Dealmaking Demand for spectrum, streaming content at core of investment activity

Companies in the media industry are making investments to keep up with consumers' shift to digital consumption, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers' newly released 2013 U.S. deal insights for the entertainment, media…

April 25, 2013, 12:49 PM EDT

CNBC Gets Serious About Web Video With Puppets and Bacon Tacos Going lighter and broader

When you think of CNBC, naturally you think of gossipy puppets and bacon tacos, right? OK, maybe not. But that’s where the power suit crowd-serving cable network wants to take viewers,…

April 21, 2013, 11:59 PM EDT

Syfy's Transmedia Gamble Defiance Gets Off on the Right Foot 200,000 pre-orders for game

Easily NBCUniversal’s biggest cable launch this year, the $100 million-plus science fiction series Defiance bowed last night to 2.73 million total viewers. That puts its far ahead of the season-to-date…

April 16, 2013, 4:01 PM EDT

GSN Upfront: Apolo Ohno to Host New Minute to Win It, More American Bible Challenge Religion-focused quiz shows and competitions part of network's unscripted blueprint

Everything old is new again at the Game Show Network. At the Sony Club this morning, the cable channel said it has green-lighted a new version of Minute to Win…

April 9, 2013, 1:02 PM EDT

Participant Media Starts New TV Network, Pivot Documentary-heavy channel tries unusual distribution strategy

At an upfront presentation on Wednesday morning, Participant Media announced that it will turn its recent acquisitions Halogen and the Documentary Channel, into a mostly nonfiction network featuring programming from…

March 27, 2013, 6:03 PM EDT

The Weather Company Assembles Ad Tech's Miami Heat New WeatherFX group planning to sell ads on non-Weather properties, including TV

There’s a storm coming. Data is shifting the tides of digital advertising, buoying giants like Google, Facebook, Amazon, Twitter...and The Weather Company? Like Google with its search data, Facebook with its…

March 18, 2013, 12:00 AM EDT

A la Carte Wars: Cablevision Sues Viacom for Bundling MSO goes to the mattresses over widespread industry practice

In an apparent bid to set a legal precedent, Cablevision on Tuesday announced that it has filed a lawsuit against Viacom for “bundling,” the practice by which programmers force distributors…

February 26, 2013, 3:43 PM EST

Intel to Shake Up TV Landscape This Year Bold talk on possible end around cable business

Intel has a sizable presence in the consumer electronics market, but outside of those old "Intel Inside" ads, consumers don't consider the chip maker on the level of an Apple,…

February 12, 2013, 2:23 PM EST

History Springs Into Action In the niche-driven world of cable, the guy-friendly network strives for growth and consistency

History will not be repeating itself this year. The cable network, which has increased market share while hanging on to a majority-male viewership, is taking big swings in 2013, as huge…

February 4, 2013, 3:57 AM EST

Sleeper Agent With new spy drama The Americans, FX again shows it's unafraid to take risks to make quality TV

Craft services appears to have closed for business, but Keri Russell would very much like something to nibble on if it wouldn’t be an imposition on the people packing away…

January 15, 2013, 6:06 AM EST

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