November 13, 2013 |
CBS boss Leslie Moonves has some big plans for TV commercials -- plans that could change how much advertisers pay for a 30-second spot, what kinds of ads viewers will see and even what kinds of shows stay on the air. At the moment, advertisers pay for viewers who watch TV programs within three days of the original airdate. But Moonves is pushing for a much longer window -- up to a month, in fact. Why? Because the more time-delayed viewing on DVRs that is thrown into the mix, the higher the overall viewership is -- and the more the network can charge advertisers.
October 10, 2013 |
Comcast Corp. Chief Executive Brian Roberts has made a mission out of perfecting a new-generation remote control to help customers seamlessly find TV programs they want to watch. Now, Roberts is turning to Twitter to help him do just that. Comcast and Twitter on Wednesday announced they are teaming up to try to capitalize on the hundreds of thousands of conversations about TV shows that unfold each day on the popular micro-blogging site. The two companies have struck a strategic partnership to introduce a feature designed by Comcast engineers called "See It" that will connect consumers with TV shows.
October 2, 2013 |
America has shifted from a country in which TV viewers once had weekly appointments with favorite shows - sort of like a pre-scheduled session with a therapist - to a country in which followers of TV programs engage in all-night binges - sort of like a frat house party. In the new world of television, there is no such thing as missing a show. If you were out to dinner on the night the final installment of “Breaking Bad” was shown, you can still find it days and weeks later. In fact, if you have never watched the exploits of Walter the meth king, but now want to see what all the fuss was about, you can access every single episode.
September 3, 2013 |
Fans of the ABC Family series "Pretty Little Liars" took to Twitter in droves to discuss the summer finale, making the drama the most-tweeted-about TV show of the week, according to Nielsen's SocialGuide. Viewers sent nearly 1.9 million tweets, as they turned to social media to mull plot developments, including a discovery that proves everything they thought they knew about the mysterious character "A" and the "A" Team might be wrong. ON LOCATION: Where the cameras roll According to the network, the episode generated more than 10,000 tweets a minute from about 637,000 contributors, peaking with 70,000 tweets in the show's final minute.
August 28, 2013 |
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.
August 12, 2013 |
Twitter came alive with comments about the 2013 Teen Choice Awards, where a tearful Lea Michele made her first appearance following the death of her "Glee" co-star and boyfriend Cory Monteith. Michele, who won a Choice award as actress in a comedy series, took to the stage Sunday to thank fans for their outpouring of love and support. Monteith, 31, was found dead July 13 in hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia. An autopsy ruled the death resulted from an overdose of heroin and alcohol.