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  • TV Taps Other Screens To Get Viewers To Sample New Shows

    To make the most money, TV networks like NBC, ABC and CBS need viewers to watch shows the traditional way - on the good ol' boob tube. To get TV aficionados to try new shows like freshman ABC sitcom "The Goldbergs" or NBC cop drama "Ironside," however,...
  • A snapshot of Justin Timberlake at 11, on the edge of fame

    A snapshot of Justin Timberlake at 11, on the edge of fame
    Casting producers for the hit TV talent show “Star Search” were closing in on the end of a long cross-country series of auditions and had nearly filled their quota of performers for the upcoming season when they arrived at a Memphis mall to...
  • Dish to Raise Rates in 2014, Keeps Blaming Programmers for Hikes

    Dish Network in February will increase prices on core programming packages for most customers by $5 per month -- among other fee hikes -- and as usual, the satcaster is putting the blame for the bigger bills on broadcast and cable TV nets. Dish said...
  • Want Pac-12 football? Not all TV services carry it

    Want Pac-12 football? Not all TV services carry it
    Brian is a UCLA grad and big Bruins backer. He's also a Verizon FiOS subscriber, which doesn't allow him to see Pac-12 Network football games. Brian wants to know: How can he see his beloved Bruins? This is another example of how not all...
  • Kathy Thomson to step down as president and COO of L.A. Times

    Kathy Thomson to step down as president and COO of L.A. Times
    Kathy Thomson, the president and chief operating officer of the Los Angeles Times, announced that she is leaving the newspaper at the end of this month. In an email to the staff, Thomson said she is departing for “another challenging opportunity&...
  • DirecTV posts better-than-expected sales, profit

    DirecTV, already the largest U.S. satellite television provider, is getting bigger. The El Segundo company said Tuesday that it gained new customers, reduced churn and increased fees, boosting third-quarter profit and sales past analysts' expectations....
  • 'Bad Grandpa' tops 'Gravity.' Ted Sarandos' big speech. RIP Lou Reed.

    'Bad Grandpa' tops 'Gravity.' Ted Sarandos' big speech. RIP Lou Reed.
    After the coffee. Before cranking "Rock 'n' Roll Animal." The Skinny: When other kids were buying Beatles albums, I was buying the Velvet Underground's "Loaded." Lou Reed made me feel blue when I wanted to feel blue and lifted me up when I wanted to get...
  • Double duty: Keke Palmer takes on bullying, TLC

    Double duty: Keke Palmer takes on bullying, TLC
    Keke Palmer is just 20 years old, but she has a resume that could belong to someone twice her age. Born in Harvey and raised in Robbins just south of Chicago, Palmer has been working steadily since facing off against Queen Latifah as an 11-year-old in...
  • Time Warner Cable to carry Al Jazeera America

    Time Warner Cable, one of the nation's biggest pay-TV distributors with millions of subscribers in New York and Los Angeles, has agreed to carry the news channel Al Jazeera America. The agreement, unveiled Thursday, means that the channel, owned by...
  • Rockefeller to introduce bill aimed at boosting online video

    Sen. Jay D. Rockefeller IV (D-W.Va.), chairman of the powerful Commerce Committee, is introducing a bill aimed at giving a boost to new digital video services that are trying to compete against established pay-television distributors. The Consumer...
  • 'Lone Survivor' to melt 'Frozen.' Zucker's first year at CNN.

    'Lone Survivor' to melt 'Frozen.' Zucker's first year at CNN.
    After the coffee. Before deciding if I should get a vanity plate. The Skinny: Just got my car registration renewal notice. Maybe I should get a vanity plate that says "MorningFix." That way my groupies (I know you're out there) will have an easier time...
  • Why not pull the plug on cable

    Why not pull the plug on cable
    Millions of Time Warner Cable subscribers deprived of CBS and Showtime have every reason to be enraged. But they should put that anger to good use. The standoff tells us something important about the television industry. Despite urging from the...