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A Recent History of the Heckler's Veto From #IStandWithPhil to #CancelColbert

The television world has weathered quite a few controversies in the last several months, many of which have one disturbing thing in common: They are fomented and sustained by people…

March 29, 2014, 2:10 PM EDT

HLN Refocuses on Viral, Social Content Turner net's big shift comes under new chief Albie Hecht

HLN is drastically switching focus from salacious court coverage to viral-hopeful segments and upbeat coverage of stories like "Is America Ready for a Gay NFL Player?" (not coincidentally also the…

February 10, 2014, 11:51 AM EST

Viacom Is Creating a Full Division Devoted to Branded Content Neils Schuurmans, Dario Spina will run the new unit

Viacom is doing at scale something that TV entertainment companies—especially those with a wide footprint in the unscripted world—are relying heavily on for growth: It's creating a full division devoted…

January 21, 2014, 7:47 PM EST

FXX Is Bulking Up Its Subscribers Ratings are also climbing steadily for the network

It’s Champagne time for the latest cable network to rebrand and relaunch. 21st Century Fox’s male-skewing FXX took the place of Fox Soccer Channel on Sept. 3, and in that…

October 9, 2013, 6:35 AM EDT

Cops Ousted by Fox After 25 Seasons, Moves to Spike TV Police reality show will have new episodes on guy-centric cable net

Cops, the great-granddaddy of the contemporary reality show, finally got its walking papers from the Fox broadcast network after 25 seasons, only to get picked up immediately by male-centric cable…

May 6, 2013, 5:51 PM EDT

A+E Sales Boss Mel Berning Takes on Broadcast Bullies More unscripted to come

If you’re a big investor in TV inventory, Mel Berning would like a word about his broadcast competition. “They’re 10 percent off on supply,” said Berning, A+E Networks’ president of…

April 7, 2013, 11:16 PM EDT

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