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The value of a laugh track

May 6, 2013
Can adding canned laughter make a sitcom more popular than one without the assist? As old-fashioned as laugh tracks seem, they're still a valuable element of successful TV comedies.
Posted In: television, USA network

Old media battles online companies for digital ad spending

May 1, 2013
There are some unexpected newcomers to the digital video world as advertising grows. Magazine publisher Condé Nast is one of the new big names rolling out a suite of original video content.
Posted In: upfronts, television, streaming

Soap operas get a new lease on life online

Apr 29, 2013
'All My Children' and 'One Life to Live' are going online only starting Monday -- as the first offerings of 'The Online Network', an ad-supported outlet for first-run entertainment delivered online.
Posted In: television, soap operas, online, Internet

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

Netflix adds two million U.S. subscribers

Apr 23, 2013
Netflix added two million U.S. subscribers to its streaming video service in the first quarter of this year. Analysts say that the company is making its mark with original programming.
Posted In: netflix, television

Twitter edges closer to TV with advertising deal

Apr 23, 2013
Twitter and Starcom, sitting in a tree...bringing more advertising to your newsfeed. More on how the deal brings Twitter ever so closer to television.
Posted In: Twitter, television, starcom, advertising, social media

Is reality TV running out of steam?

Apr 22, 2013
Today Dutch group Mars One is set to announce details about its plan to fund a human colony on Mars -- by turning the process into a reality TV show. Is the once fast-growing, profitable reality TV machine -- here on Earth -- sputtering?
Posted In: reality tv, television, media

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

Fox and Univision threaten move to cable over Aereo's tiny TV antennas

Apr 9, 2013
TV executives at major broadcasters won't likely leave the free TV airwaves soon. But a company that grabs their signal and beams it to your iPad or computer has the networks in a tizzy.
Posted In: Aereo, television, streaming

Why go through the Internet to watch TV on the go?

Apr 8, 2013
Instead of streaming movies and shows on your smartphone over Wi-Fi, why not watch them over the same transmitters that send signals to your television? Mobile TV may be the next key development for broadcasters.
Posted In: television, mobile, media

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