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How 'The Sopranos' and 'The Wire' showed ratings didn't matter

Jul 4, 2013
A look at how cable dramas changed the business of television.
Posted In: Entertainment, television, cable TV

Cable companies lose TV subscribers, but rake in more cash

May 28, 2013
While cable companies seem to get more competition from the likes of Netflix all the time, they're still better than ever at bringing in cash -- and the most recent earnings from big cable providers prove it.
Posted In: cable TV, cable, television, netflix

Is Amazon about to do to TVs what it did to bookstores?

Apr 25, 2013
Amazon is coming out with its own media box for TVs, according to Bloomberg Businessweek. The device would compete with Apple TV, Roku, and possibly cable and satellite companies.
Posted In: Amazon, television, cable TV, netflix

What Dish buying Sprint Nextel means for your TV set

Apr 15, 2013
Dish Network wants to buy up Sprint Nextel for $25.5 billion. This play is all about the future of TV.
Posted In: cable TV, dish network, Sprint, Sprint Nextel, television

TV Next: Time Warner's Roku future

Mar 19, 2013
Time Warner teams up with Roku to offer streaming cable. Google Drive outage threatens corporate uptake of Google and cloud-based products.
Posted In: Time Warner, Internet, cable TV, Google

What J.R.'s death means for the series 'Dallas'

Mar 4, 2013
The late actor Larry Hagman makes his last appearance on 'Dallas' on Monday. What does the death of a defining character mean for the series, one of the highest-profile bets by cable channel TNT.
Posted In: TNT, Dallas, cable TV

Cablevision-Viacom suit could change the way you pay for cable TV

Feb 27, 2013
Cablevision is suing content provider Viacom. The cable company says it shouldn't have to pay for channels that aren't popular with subscribers.
Posted In: Cablevision, viacom, cable TV

Pistorius murder media frenzy reminds some of O.J.

Feb 22, 2013
Cable news counts on the ratings bump it gets from sensational trials and other long-running stories.
Posted In: Oscar Pistorius, O.J. Simpson, trial, legal, lawsuit, media, cable TV, news

Even if you don't watch sports, you're still paying for it

Jan 28, 2013
A new deal between Time Warner Cable and the L.A. Dodgers will create another regional sports network that will drive up your cable bill, even if you don't watch.
Posted In: Dodgers, los angeles, Time Warner Cable, cable TV, Sports

The TV Everywhere initiative isn’t getting anywhere

Mar 5, 2012
It seems cable TV and the Internet just can’t be friends, thanks to all the legal and financial complications.
Posted In: Comcast, Time Warner, cable TV, netflix

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