May 25, 2012 Satellite TV provider Dish Network has a new digital recorder called AutoHop that cuts out commercials. Fox, NBC, and CBS are now suing to stop it.
May 22, 2012 David Westin discusses his 14 years as head of the news division at ABC and whether we can still afford the news in today's world.
May 17, 2012 The best laid advertising plans could be thwarted by a new service from Dish Network -- the satellite TV operator -- that lets users skip commercials all together.
May 14, 2012 It's upfronts week for the television industry, when networks announce for advertisers which shows are in, on their way in and out. Networking scheduling can be a bit of a "scientific art."
May 14, 2012 Variety's Andrew Wallenstein talks about the big trends on television next fall.
May 8, 2012 The new 24-hour English-language cable channel will target Latinos. But it's an unproven market.
May 2, 2012 Services like Hulu want revenue, but it's moving toward relying on viewers -- in addition to advertisers -- to pay. The new model may mean that consumers may not be able to cut their cable cord quite yet.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Apr 19, 2012 ABC’s "Good Morning America" beats NBC’s "Today" show in ratings. More than bragging rights, the change could affect advertising dollars.
Apr 18, 2012 The web video service is busting out original content. Plus, we recover from the Gmail outage.
Apr 13, 2012 A federal appeals court in San Francisco has ruled that public radio and TV stations cannot be barred from running political messages. But does this mean public stations are about to get a flood of paid campaign messages?