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'Mad Men' returns and small businesses capitalize

Apr 5, 2013
Season 6 of AMC's "Mad Men" premieres this Sunday. Fans are no doubt eager to catch up with the exploits of Don, Peggy and Pete -- and businesses are eager to catch up with those fans.
Posted In: AMC, television, Mad Men, Small Business

The economics behind the new FX show 'The Americans'

Feb 13, 2013
"The Americans" is set in the 1980s and revolves around two Russian sleeper agents living in the U.S.
Posted In: The Americans, television, Entertainment, Russia, spies, ukraine

Netflix's 'House of Cards' seeks to redefine television

Feb 1, 2013
With its first original series starring Kevin Spacey, the online streaming service is trying to shake up the traditional television model.
Posted In: netflix, HBO, television, Entertainment

Will Armstrong interview enhance Oprah network's performance?

Jan 18, 2013
Lance Armstrong's tell-all doping confession could help Oprah Winfrey's struggling cable network, OWN.
Posted In: Oprah Winfrey, lance armstrong, television

'South Park' grows up, starts a studio

Jan 14, 2013
The creators of the cartoon series and "Book of Mormon" are launching their own production studio
Posted In: Entertainment, television, south park

Are ultra-high definition TVs ready for prime time?

Jan 8, 2013
At this year's Consumer Electronics Show, companies are looking to beef up big-screen, high-tech TVs -- and now cameras and camera operators will have to catch up.
Posted In: television, CES

TV advertisers learn to cope with DVR

Jan 8, 2013
Almost half of American homes have a DVR, so viewers can record shows and watch them after they air, and advertisers are starting to come around to the concept.
Posted In: television, commercials, DVR, advertising

Judging the value of CES, and network battles in the digital age

Jan 8, 2013
International CES was created a generation ago...is it still relevant in the digital age? Meanwhile, the battles over television content continue. HBO Go battles Netflix by inking a deal with Universal, while Time Warner makes a deal with Roku.
Posted In: television, cable, HBO, CES

In late-night TV showdown, what's a minute worth?

Jan 7, 2013
Half a billion dollars of advertising is at stake in what is now a three-way competition among Jay Leno, Dave Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel. One show's response to Kimmel's challenge: shave a minute off its start time.
Posted In: television, Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel, David Letterman, late night talk shows

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

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