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Topic: Networks

Big Cable Offering Producers Incentives to Stay Off the Web

Include higher fees as well as threats to drop programming

Time Warner Cable and other pay-TV operators are offering incentives to producers to withhold content from Internet services, Bloomberg reported. Bloomberg's unnamed sources said the incentives take the form of higher…

Broadcast TV Will Try Not to Suck This Summer

Ambitious scripted slate

Once contented to hang up the “gone fishing” sign and stockpile their summer schedules with lowest common denominator reality fare, the broadcast TV networks are taking a decidedly different approach…

Our Picks for the 5 Best and 5 Worst New TV Shows

From Joss Whedon to Seth MacFarlane

THE FIVE BEST … As cable siphons off GRPs like a fat kid sucking YooHoo through a Krazy Straw, broadcasters have countered with manic fits of development. Among the best: (1) Resurrection…

Ad It Up: Viewers Show High Tolerance for Online Spots

Consumers view 91 percent of ads in long-form video content

Despite being bombarded by an unprecedented fusillade of advertising, consumers of digital video content continue to display a high tolerance for sponsor messaging. According to a new report from the video…

CBS Throws Stones at ABC's 'Glass House'

Sues ABC for copying 'Big Brother' formula in new reality show

CBS sued ABC to halt the development an upcoming reality show—called The Glass House—that the network claims copycats the long-running reality show Big Brother, according to the Associated Press. CBS claims…

Hot List: Hottest Revenue Player

CBS president, CEO Les Moonves

CBS Corp. president and CEO Leslie Moonves last year received $57.7 million in total compensation, a sum that included nearly $8 million in a special cash payment for his “leadership…

NewMediaMetrics Weighs In on New TV Season

Links emotional attachment of brands to programs

Will die-hard Apple fans fall for Zooey Deschanel the same way they love their iPads? NewMediaMetrics is convinced they will. The New York analytics company correlates the behavior of people…

Hulu Buyer May Be Getting a Network, Not a Video Platform

Original programs may replace hit shows

Hulu’s network partners—ABC, NBC and Fox—have had a famously ambivalent relationship with the video venture since its launch in 2008. Now, as Hulu readies itself for a sale with initial bids…

The Programming Insider: Wednesday 8/17/11

CBS, Fox dominate week of Aug. 8

In Today's Issue:     National Ratings in Prime Time: Week of Aug. 8, 2011 Ratings Box: What’s Hot/What’s Not On the Air Tonight: Prime-Time Programming Options TV Tidbits: Notes of Interest TV Trivia Time: A Different Spock _________________________________________________________________ Note: The metered market rating…

The Programming Insider: Thursday 8/11/11

In Today's Issue Prime-Time Metered Market Wednesday Ratings: Fox Wins; America’s Got Talent on NBC the Standout Ratings Box: What’s Hot/What’s Not On the Air Tonight: Prime-Time Programming Options TV Tidbits: Notes of Interest TV Trivia Time: Bye, Bye Brenda _____________________________________________________________ PRIME-TIME…

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