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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘cable tv’

Sasha Alexander And Angie Harmon’s Show Gets Renewed On TNT

It’s been announced that Rizzoli and Isles has been picked up by TNT for another season. The police procedural starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander proved to be one of TNT’s more successful shows. According to TNT, the show “finished this past summer as basic cable’s No. 1 series and has ranked as one of basic cable’s Top 5 series …

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Pay-TV Subscriptions to Top 1 Billion This Year

Over the past few years, as the internet’s profile has risen as a mainstream entertainment service, cable and satellite providers have seen subscription numbers dropping. At the same time, purveyors of IPTV services have been seeing an influx of subscribers. The rise of IPTV has helped the overall pay-TV market grow throughout the past two years, with subscriptions hitting nearly …

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IPTV Growing as Cable, Satellite Begin to Fade

Last month it was revealed that the number of cable subscribers in the U.S. is dropping. In addition, the percentage of U.S. households that exclusively watch over-the-air TV programming is down to only 7%. These statistics suggest that the internet, and TV programming over the internet are becoming more popular than ever. Market analyst firm IHS this week released research …

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Pac-12 Network Turns To Social Media To Challenge DirecTV

The televising of college football is big, big business. Remember all that college sports conference realignment stuff? That was driven by college football, as conference members scrambled over each other in an effort to align themselves with a conference that has a strong television deal. The development of conference channels also became a vogue thing to do, with, most notably, …

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Apple to Cut Deal With Time Warner Cable [RUMOR]

Last year, as rumors of an Apple HDTV were coming in weekly, the project was reportedly put on hold as cable companies balked. Companies such as Time Warner and Comcast, which has established (and often region-exclusive) distribution channels, were not yet willing for Apple to drag the cable industry into the online future the way it did for the music …

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Ricky Naputi: 900 lb. Man Gets New TLC Show

It’s well-known that a large number of Americans are overweight, and predictions seem to indicate that the issue will only get worse as time goes on. What isn’t as well-known is that the U.S. territory of Guam may be even worse. This week, cable TV channel TLC aired a documentary highlighting one man’s weight difficulties on the island of Guam. …

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Intel TV Service Delayed by Cable Companies

Intel‘s new push into the cable TV arena could be delayed significantly, if cable companies have their way. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Intel’s plan to offer cable TV over the internet is on hold until content-licensing agreements can be ironed out with cable companies. Citing unnamed “people familiar with [Intel’s] plans,” the journal reports that the new …

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New Apple TV Could be a DVR and Set-Top Box

If anyone can fix the DVR, it’s Apple. The company has been trying to impact the way consumers watch TV for years with the Apple TV, but without cable TV content the device doesn’t do much that other online streaming content boxes such as the Roku HD or many Blu-Ray players can’t also do. This week it was revealed that …

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Nielsen Says People Aren’t Watching TV Anymore

It’s bad news for advertisers and television studios alike. Nielsen says many people just aren’t watching the old boob tube anymore. An interesting metric for Nielsen to record, the number of people who watch television at least once a month, declined seven percent last year. This data comes from over fifty countries. Conversely, the number of folks who viewed an …

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