Nevins, who has inked a new deal that will keep him at Showtime through 2018, will add oversight over Showtime Sports as well as the company’s marketing, creative and digital media divisions.
What’s the biggest complaint of cable and satellite customers? I have to pay all of this money for a whole bunch of channels I don’t even watch. That era’s about to come to an end after approval of the Time Warner Cable-Comcast deal. But expect what DirecTV did to The Weather Channel to happen 100 times over.
Charter Communications dropped the ball in a big way when it allowed Comcast to snatch Time Warner Cable from its grasp in a $45 billion acquisition. Now Charter has to come up with a fallback plan.
MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (AP) — A snake-handling pastor who appeared on the National Geographic television reality show “Snake Salvation” has died after being bitten by a snake during a weekend church service in Kentucky. Jamie Coots was handling a rattlesnake at his Full Gospel Tabernacle in Jesus Name Church in Middlesboro when he was bitten on […]
TBS President David Levy at NATPE: “We produce content for digital and television. The one area we are concerned about is mobile. Impressions are skyrocketing. Penetration is huge. But we have to get to a point with advertisers where we figure out how to monetize it.”
It’s been a big week for the New York Yankees. First the team won a bidding war for Japanese pitching phenom Masahiro Tanaka. Then, on Friday, Fox announced that it will raise its stake in the team’s YES regional sports network to 80% from 49%. When the deal closes, expected by the end of March, YES Network will be consolidated into Fox’s financials.
Once often content to air reruns, cable networks are busy establishing themselves as creators. There are 180 scripted original series on cable this year, up from 22 in 2002, said John Landgraf, FX network chief. Services like Netflix are jumping in, too. More important than numbers is the perception that cable is the place to turn for quality. The idea is reinforced when many of television’s key creative minds argue that cable is the place to be.
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) – Prolific TV producer Mark Burnett has a new venture. He’s helping to launch an American version of the popular lucha libre wrestling league from Mexico. Burnett said Sunday that he is becoming a partner with Lucha Libre AAA to create the American league, and it will be shown on the brand-new […]
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) – The music network started by Sean Combs last year is launching a twice-a-day live television show that it hopes will become a central place for music news and performances. The Revolt network said Sunday that its “Revolt Live” show will be aired at 5 and 8 p.m. ET from a new […]
PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The Bible is still hot, at least as a television property. The WGN America network said Sunday that it has ordered a 10-part series, “Ten Commandments,” with a unique twist. Over 10 nights, 10 different filmmakers will take on a single commandment with a modern interpretation of its meaning. Five filmmakers […]
Liberty Media CEO Greg Maffei sees upside in the cable MSO business if the heavyweights in the marketplace work together to develop new products and enhanced services.