Tag Archives: Time Warner

Do We HAVE to Root for Michael Skakel?

Michael Skakel is the Halloween of crime stories: trick or treat everywhere you look. Last month he wanted to move his GPS tracker to fit his ski boot. (Honest.) Now he’s got a libel suit against legal-schmeagel television personality Nancy … Continue reading

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The Wall Street Journal Wants Boston Herald Readers

Full disclosure: The hardworking staff is one of the 17 home subscribers to the Boston Herald. As such, we received a letter yesterday from the Wall Street Journal (which the Missus subscribes to, she being much smarter than we are) … Continue reading

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Call It “Funny Or Buy”

It’s not just comedy that acclaimed website Funny or Die is engaged in. It’s funny business too. Via the Wall Street Journal: What’s So Funny? Marketing Comedy Website Funny or Die Makes a Business Out of Skits With Big Names Football season may be three … Continue reading

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Ridiculous Stat o’ the Day (Media Switching Edition)

From our Fun Facts to Know & Dispel desk The current issue of Advertising Age brings this: Study: Young Consumers Switch Media 27 Times An Hour Survey of ‘Digital Natives’ Indicates Brands Must Step Up Creative Game to Hold Their … Continue reading

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WCVB = We Could Vanish, Basically

Boston’s ABC affiliate WCVB-TV has officially entered the retransmission wars. From The Boston Channel website: Information Relating To Negotiations With Cable Operators BOSTON — NOTICE TO CABLE SUBSCRIBERS: WCVB-TV Channel 5’s parent company, Hearst Television, is currently negotiating a renewal of … Continue reading

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FCC Decision Only Comcastic For Comcast

The Federal Communications Commission voted 4-1 on Tuesday to approve the merger of broadband Internet/cable service provider Comcast and NBC Universal, which owns 234 local TV stations, the NBC network, Universal movie studio, Universal theme parks, Telemundo, and cable nets MSNBC, … Continue reading

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Cable TV’s Must-Kerry Provisions

Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry (D-Am I President Yet?) is apparently up to his old tricks. From MediaPost: Kerry Waffles, Retrans Burns Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry was branded a flip-flopper during his 2004 presidential run. Notably, there was his infamous comment … Continue reading

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Who’s Got Rabbit Ears Now?

One side dish served up by the Time Warner Cable/Fox rumpus in New York is the possibility that broadcast networks will go cable. The lure of turning a broadcast network into a cable network,complete with advertising revenues and subscribers’ fees, … Continue reading

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Crazy Like Fox

So there’s this big dustup between Time Warner Cable (a.k.a. the pipeline) and Fox Broadcasting (a.k.a. the content) about renegotiating their cablecast contract. Seems that Fox wants a big bump to allow Time Warner to cable the network into untold … Continue reading

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