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The CALM Act: No more loud commercials

Dec 13, 2012
Advertisers who turned up the volume to catch the attention of television watchers finally annoyed enough people that Congress outlawed the ploy.
Posted In: television, commercials, Law

TVs and tablets: When one screen isn't enough

Nov 19, 2012
Marketers are turning to second screens like smartphones and tablets to peddle goods to TV viewers.
Posted In: television, tablets, Fox

The future of TV: A pay-per-network model?

Nov 9, 2012
Can you imagine a future where you pay only for the TV channels you actually watch?
Posted In: television, cable

Nashville tries to capitalize on TV spotlight

Oct 9, 2012
The new ABC drama "Nashville" is shot in and around the Tennessee city, and local tourism officials are basking in the TV spotlight.
Posted In: television, tourism, abc

Can Ninja Turtles save Nickelodeon?

Sep 28, 2012
The children's cable network needs some hero to save it from falling ratings, and it's betting on a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. But how much of the '80s can you bring back?
Posted In: nickelodeon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, television

Sunday is the night to be for an Emmy nod

Sep 21, 2012
Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Homeland and Downton Abbey -- what do they all have in common? All of them are on Sundays, all of them are up for Emmys -- and none of them air on a major network.
Posted In: emmy awards, television, cable

Final note: CBS takes its vitameatavegimin

Sep 20, 2012
The secret to CBS' multi-decade success? One word: syndication. And all you do it take a spoonful after every meal. (It's so tasty too. It's just like candy.)
Posted In: television, CBS

'Shark Tank' star on how to succeed as an entrepreneur

Aug 20, 2012
As the politicians tell it, many of our hopes in this economic recovery rest with the American entrepreneur. "Shark Tank," on ABC, is the reality show that lets you root for 'em.
Posted In: television, entrepreneurs

TV drama production fleeing Los Angeles

Aug 15, 2012
There are 23 new hour-long dramas debuting on the broadcast networks this fall, but only two will be shot in L.A. County. What's causing TV to look outside of Hollywood?
Posted In: los angeles, television

Campaign ads crowd out local businesses on airwaves

Aug 8, 2012
Small businesses are seeing higher TV ad rates, fewer time slots in key swing states.
Posted In: ads, television

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