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HollywoodProducer
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posted September 04, 2013 01:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for HollywoodProducer   Click Here to Email HollywoodProducer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And so it starts...

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HollywoodProducer
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posted September 04, 2013 01:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for HollywoodProducer   Click Here to Email HollywoodProducer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
CBS Returns, Triumphant, to Cable Box

The network's new distribution agreement with Time Warner Cable, reached after a 32-day blackout, will see it receive a substantial increase in fees from the pay-TV distributor. The deal, announced Monday, returned local CBS stations in Los Angeles, New York City and Dallas to Time Warner Cable subscribers. The premium channel Showtime, also owned by CBS, had its signal restored to Time Warner Cable homes as well. While terms were not disclosed, a person familiar with the contract said CBS hit its target of north of $2 per-subscriber, per-month over the life of the deal, which runs just under five years. The previous contract CBS had with Time Warner Cable to carry its local TV stations, including KCBS-TV Channel 2 Los Angeles, had a subscriber fee of less than $1 per-month. " Executives on both sides acknowledged early in the talks that CBS was seeking an increase to about $2 per subscriber, up from about $1. Separate statements from the chief executives of each company indicated that the outcome apparently tipped heavily toward CBS. Its president, Leslie Moonves, said in a memo to the company staff that the network had secured virtually all of what it was seeking. “We are receiving fair compensation for CBS content,” Mr. Moonves said. He specifically included not only additional fees for CBS content, but also the retention of the digital rights. Glenn A. Britt, Time Warner Cable’s chairman and chief executive, conceded that “we certainly didn’t get everything we wanted.” CBS did make “some minor concessions” to get the deal settled, the executive involved in the negotiation said. The talks extended until 3 a.m. Monday.

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HollywoodProducer
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posted September 04, 2013 01:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for HollywoodProducer   Click Here to Email HollywoodProducer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NBC and the 'Million Second' Question

Ryan Seacrest, at the New York site of 'The Million Second Quiz,' is host and co-producer. He hopes the live broadcast will attract viewers. Photo: NBC Television networks have tried everything to draw in viewers in recent years—from stranding people on a desert island to forcing them to eat live worms. NBC's latest bid to win ratings goes back to TV basics: a trivia quiz show, broadcast live. "The Million Second Quiz," to air in prime time starting Sept. 9, is the first game-show series to be broadcast live on U.S. television since the 1960s, according to NBC. Inside an enormous, hourglass-shaped cage built atop a former New York car dealership, contestants will answer trivia questions for hours—or until they get one wrong. While the show airs for an hour each over 10 consecutive nights, the game runs 24 hours a day for 12 days—or about one million seconds—requiring successful contestants to live at the game's studios, where they can be viewed around the clock on NBC's website. At the same time, viewers can play the trivia game on a mobile app and possibly get a chance to appear as contestants on the live show. The quiz show is the latest effort by networks to lure viewers back to watching television live, as opposed to hours or days later through digital video recorders when it is easy to skip through commercials. It comes in the wake of a TV season that saw declines for most major TV networks as viewers defected to a wide variety of other options. Live sports

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indiedan
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posted October 11, 2013 11:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for indiedan   Click Here to Email indiedan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
34% of millenials watch more online than TV...
http://mashable.com/2013/10/11/millennials-online-videos/

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jpgordo
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posted November 23, 2013 04:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jpgordo   Click Here to Email jpgordo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think The CW is the real story this year. They renewed all their shows for a full season. It doesn't mean they're doing well - it just means they met the lowered expectations for broadcast TV - further proving that broadcast is dead.

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fred
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posted December 18, 2013 03:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fred   Click Here to Email fred     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm bored with it.

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fred
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Showtime, HBO, Starz blast NPD study that says they lost subscribers
Pay-TV channels HBO, Showtime and Starz are blasting a much-ballyhooed study from a research firm that said all were losing subscribers to digital services such as Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime. The study from NPD Group released Monday said pay-TV channels had lost 6% of their subscribers in the last two years while online services had gained 4%. The study received a lot of media attention. "It’s clear that some consumers are trimming their premium-TV subscriptions,” Russ Crupnick, senior vice president of industry analysis for NPD Group, said of the study. But it's not so clear to the nation's three major pay channels, all of whom say they have grown their subscriber bases. "Showtime and every other premium network have increased both subscribers and penetrations over the last two years," a Showtime spokesperson said, adding that the NPD study "does not accurately reflect actual subscriber counts." Showtime, the spokesperson said, has added 1 million subscribers a year in six of the last seven years. HBO and Starz made similar statements. “The research is simply incorrect. Both HBO and Cinemax services have shown significant domestic subscriber growth the past two years," an HBO spokesman said. In 2012, HBO said it added 1.9 million subscribers and it expects a similar figure for 2013. A Starz spokesman noted that it has added 1.2 million subscribers in the last 12 months. NPD had said its findings are based on its analysis of 450,000 consumer transactions, and surveys of 7,500 people.

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Jeff Bewkes Says VOD Could Increase TV Viewing And Program Syndication Values
“We’re all in the process — and Warner Bros is in the center of it — of figuring out how to license and expose programming” over multiple platforms, the Time Warner CEO says. “The economics have to adjust.” But Jeff Bewkes told the Deutsche Bank Annual Media, Internet & Telecom Conference that he expects little or no cannibalization as TV shows move from networks to cable VOD and online services including Netflix, as well as traditional syndication. “Your interest may go up, not down. We’ve seen a lot of that at HBO….There’s a lot of repeat viewing.” Some analysts are beginning to wonder whether services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime — which thrive from their ability to show TV reruns — might suffer as programmers let cable companies offer episodes almost immediately after they first air on ad-supported VOD where fast-forwarding is disabled. But Bewkes says that TV viewing “will go up dramatically because there’ll be more opportunities for you to see it.…TV will become more accessible and you’ll still have your [online subscription VOD] backup service. It’s like a sandwich. Eat it while it’s hot.” Deadline: http://www.deadline.com/2014/03/jeff-bewkes-says-vod-could-increase-tv-viewing-and-program-syndication-values/#more-697142

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