| Sep 10, 2013
| 6:30 AM
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,...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 4:50 PM
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...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 4:30 PM
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.
| Sep 20, 2013
| 10:29 AM
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...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 8:25 AM
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&...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 12:12 PM
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....
| Oct 28, 2013
| 6:49 AM
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...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 12:08 PM
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...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 11:45 AM
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...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 9:13 AM
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.
| Jan 10, 2014
| 7:13 AM
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...
| Aug 30, 2013
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...