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November 4, 1996 | BRIAN LOWRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Television will serve up plenty of alternatives Tuesday for those apathetic about watching the wheels of democracy turning. Election night, in fact, is seen as a window of opportunity for new networks and cable channels that normally struggle to attract viewers opposite regular series on the established networks, which will preempt their lineups to monitor the vote count.
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January 30, 2014 | By David Lazarus
Craig has a fancy flat-panel TV at home. What he doesn't have is a cable or satellite subscription, relying instead on his rooftop antenna for local broadcasts. He wants to know if there's a way he can digitally record programs without a cable or satellite box. ASK LAZ: Smart answers to consumer questions In the past, Craig would have just fired up his VCR and had stacks of videocassette tapes piled around the house. What he needs these days is a digital video recorder, or DVR, which can be included in most cable and satellite boxes.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 14, 2001
Because of unfolding national events, network, cable and local television programming schedules were uncertain at press time.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 4, 2014 | By Meg James
Discovery Communications Inc. has extended Chief Executive David Zaslav's lucrative employment agreement for another six years, fortifying the leadership of the cable television programming company after a period of sustained growth. The deal announced Friday modifies how Zaslav's annual compensation is calculated to provide him with substantial stock holdings in the company. He will receive a base salary and bonus targets of about $10 million a year in the early years of the agreement.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 8, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
Cinedigm is growing Down Under. The Los Angeles-based company said Monday it has acquired the digital and video-on-demand rights (in North America and Latin America) to more than 1,000 episodes of television from the Australian Broadcasting Corp. library. The deal represents a major push into the international marketplace for Cinedigm, best known for helping theaters convert to digital technology. The company has embarked on an ambitious strategy to transform itself into a leading digital distributor of independent movies, documentaries and TV shows - not just to theaters but to a plethora of digital devices and outlets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 1990
Of all the nonsensical gibberish that Cal Thomas has written over the years, this latest diatribe is unquestionably his most laughable one to date. So he's offended by such gasp-inducing adjectives as "ovulating" (the biological term for producing and discharging eggs from an ovary) and "bitch" (any female member of the Canidae family of animals), huh? Five'll getcha 10 that Thomas is the sort of sadistic Neanderthal who also believes in inflicting corporal punishment on children who use such other vulgar obscenities as "armpit," "outhouse" or "mucus."
ENTERTAINMENT
September 20, 1997
If Howard Rosenberg finds women underrepresented on television except in comedy roles, think about the lack of representation and negative stereotyping of other groups by the entertainment media ("The Battle of Sexes Isn't Even Close," Sept. 12). Business people usually are portrayed as evil. Religion is ignored or treated as of the realm of bizarre fanatics. Then there is the lifelong hate affair of the entertainment elite for the military. By the way, as for "I Love Lucy" featuring a "ditsy female," Lucy certainly was not ditsy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1996
Re "A Little Light From the TV Set," editorial, July 30: You write about a proposal to mandate educational programming for children by the TV industry. The fact that something so obviously necessary has to be legislated is a very sad and telling commentary on our culture and the bleak future of our society. For a ridiculous three hours per week to motivate children to learn, we appar- ently have to have big government force, threaten, bribe and whatnot, the billionaire TV moguls to comply.
SPORTS
August 28, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Fox Sports West and Prime Ticket have put together 11 half-hour shows highlighting contributions and achievements during 100 years of Southern Section sports. On Thursday at 8 p.m., it kicks off with a 90-minute program featuring special guests Pat Haden, Ann Meyers-Drysdale, Eric Wynalda, Joanna Hayes and John Naber, all of whom were prep standouts in Southern California. Other programs that will focus on areas and sports: Oct. 4: "100 Athletes for 100 Years: Football.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 22, 2013 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
Univision's "Premios Juventud" youth awards show -- featuring an opening performance by Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull that concluded with an unexpected dip in an on-stage swimming pool -- was the most buzzed about show on television last week, according to the most recent rankings from SocialGuide. The splashy musical number set the tone for the night, in which awards were presented in 27 categories, including music, movies, novelas , sports and pop culture. Musicians Ricky Martin and Price Royce were among six Latin music stars who performed U.S. television premieres of their latest singles.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 17, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
DreamWorks Animation has signed a multi-year deal to produce more than 300 hours of original programming for Netflix Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, DreamWorks Animation, creator of "Shrek," "Kung Fu Panda" and "Madagascar" franchises, will develop shows for Netflix based on its own past and upcoming feature films. DreamWorks Animation will also use the Classic Media library it acquired as a resource. That library includes the characters Casper the Friendly Ghost, Rocky and Bullwinkle, and Mr. Peabody and Sherman.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 11, 2013 | By Joe Flint
WASHINGTON -- Next time you want to see a Don Cheadle movie, all you may have to do is say the actor's name to your TV and it will tell you what your options are. That was just one of the features Comcast Chief Executive Brian Roberts talked about during a session at the National Cable and Telecommunications Assn.'s annual convention here. Roberts gave attendees a taste of what is coming to consumers in the near future. Comcast's new entertainment platform will also let subscribers create their own personal profiles.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 8, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
Cinedigm is growing Down Under. The Los Angeles-based company said Monday it has acquired the digital and video-on-demand rights (in North America and Latin America) to more than 1,000 episodes of television from the Australian Broadcasting Corp. library. The deal represents a major push into the international marketplace for Cinedigm, best known for helping theaters convert to digital technology. The company has embarked on an ambitious strategy to transform itself into a leading digital distributor of independent movies, documentaries and TV shows - not just to theaters but to a plethora of digital devices and outlets.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 10, 2012 | By Susan King
The feature films  "Argo," "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Les Miserables" and the TV series "Breaking Bad" and "The Walking Dead" were among the recipients Monday of the American Film Institute's AFI Awards 2012 for outstanding achievement in film and television. According to the AFI, the honorees are "selected based on works which best advance the art of the moving image; enhance the rich cultural heritage of America's art form; inspire audiences and artists alike; and/or make a mark on American society.
BUSINESS
July 2, 2012 | By Joe Flint and Meg James, Los Angeles Times
On July 1, 1941, NBC interrupted its broadcast of a Brooklyn Dodgers baseball game with a message from the Bulova watch company. It was the world's first television commercial, and it lasted 10 seconds. Ever since, TV networks have been jamming the airwaves with longer, louder and more insistent ads, and viewers have found increasingly sophisticated ways of avoiding them. Now a high-profile legal test could resolve this TV tug-of-war that has been building for decades.
BUSINESS
June 11, 2012 | By Ryan Faughnder
TV audiences who watch online and through mobile devices may be looking better to advertisers and networks. A new study by ComScore Inc. and the Coalition for Innovative Media Measurement found that people who watch TV online in addition to the traditional way spend more time consuming the content.   According to the study of 10,000 consumers, people who view programming through TV and online spend 25% more time viewing than those who engage only through regular television.
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