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Is animated TV on par with the best programs?

Animated television is drastically neglected compared to its live counterpart. For a number of reasons, including but not limited to its association as children’s programming, adult-oriented animated television struggles to receive the same recognition from critics and academics. A strong tendency to incorrectly assume similar operations, formats, and styles between anime shows due to their […]

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FilMart Online 2022 expands its vision of international programs

In their early days, streaming services catered primarily to an English-speaking audience, so they naturally prioritized English content. However, as US streamers expand into more territories around the world, they will need to diversify their programming. The recent success of non-English speaking series, such as “Money Heist” in Spain, “Lupin” in France and “Squid Game” […]

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Change channels – TV beer commercials are declining, but maybe not fast enough – Happy beer hunting

Beer isn’t unique among alcohol categories in its bias toward TV ads, but its long history there has hampered the drive to embrace new digital platforms. Globally, alcohol advertising on television is expected to decline next year, with Forecast at the zenith a decline of -2.4% between 2019 and 2023. This will be accompanied by […]

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“Lucifer” and “Luca” among the most listened to programs in 2021

“Lucifer,” “Squid Game,” “Luca,” and “CoComelon” were among the most popular programming titles on streaming services in 2021 for Black, Asian, and Hispanic viewers, Nielsen Analytics found. Other SVOD winners with these three demographics were Disney Plus’ “Moana” and “Raya and the Last Dragon” and Netflix’s “Manifest”, “Criminal Minds” and “You” in the original, acquired […]

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Video game TV network G4 officially rises from the dead

G4, the video game network that aired from 2002 to 2014, has officially relaunched via streaming services and linear TV. The channel can be found in Verizon Fios, Xfinity TV, and Cox cable packages, as well as through the Philo streaming service; other suppliers will be announced in the days and weeks to come. Original […]

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Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution and The National Cable Television Cooperative Enter Global Distribution Agreement

Agreement expands availability of Disney sports, news and general entertainment programming, including ESPN’s ACC Network Includes direct access to Disney+ and ESPN+ for NCTC member customers Burbank, CA and Lenexa, KS – Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution (NYSE: DIS) and the National Cable Television Cooperative (NCTC) today announced a new, multi-year distribution agreement that will […]

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Lawsuit argues streaming services are subject to cable TV law

CAMDEN — A South Jersey seaside town wants to play a starring role in a Netflix courtroom drama. But high-end Longport doesn’t see itself as the setting for a movie on the streaming service. Instead, it’s one of two New Jersey cities to sue Netflix and fellow streamer Hulu. The proposed class action lawsuit argues […]

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If TV commercials seem louder to you lately, you’re not alone :: WRAL.com

Advertisers are always looking for ways to grab the attention of potential customers, and one of the classic ways to do that is to increase the audio on TV commercials, so viewers hear them loud and clear. But how strong is it too much noisy? If you’ve complained about crazy volume during commercial breaks lately, […]

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TV commercials are louder lately

Advertisers are always looking for ways to grab the attention of potential customers, and one of the classic ways to do that is to increase the audio on TV commercials, so viewers hear them loud and clear. But how strong is it too much noisy? If you’ve complained about crazy volume during commercial breaks lately, […]

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Entrepreneur Matthew Mancinelli Lists 4KUniverse TV Network for Sale, Seeks $75 Million for 51% Equity

Entrepreneur Matthew Mancinelli Lists 4KUniverse TV Network for Sale, Seeks $75 Million for 51% Equity Tweet that 4KUniverse will engage investment banks to find a buyer as 4K Television sets have reached critical mass (50% of TV households have a 4K television) in 2020. 4K is a heavy hitter. It has been central to the […]

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Streamfire is preparing to launch a free user-generated television network

Connected & Smart TV is by far the most popular device for watching online videos. However, user-generated content has virtually no representation on TV, as traditional streaming services have not included creators in their programming. Streamfire changes everything with TV channels full of user-generated content. For each channel, Streamfire partners with the most talented creators […]

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New lifestyle and reality network launched in DC and other markets

Twist airs in Washington on Channel 9 digital subchannel 9.4. Twist is available in 41 Tegna markets and 11 Univision markets. Tegna Inc., based in Tysons, Va., owner of 64 television stations, including WUSA9 in DC, has launched a 24-hour, female-focused reality and lifestyle network called Twist – and watching it also comes with a […]

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Brewers cable TV shows remain on Fox Sports Wisconsin

Yes, Milwaukee Brewers fans, you’ll be able to watch your team on cable TV in 2021 — and beyond. Just days before the opening of their spring training camp in Phoenix, the Brewers and Sinclair Broadcast Group announced Tuesday that they had reached agreement on a multi-year deal to keep games on Fox Sports Wisconsin […]

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The rise and fall of cable television

While ratings for many cable TV networks have struggled, Disney+ has over 60 million … [+] subscribers in less than a year. (Photo by Nick Agro/AFP) (Photo by NICK AGRO/AFP via Getty Images) AFP via Getty Images The ad-supported cable industry is in transition. The number of subscribers has continued to decline, which has had […]

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The Kin digital TV network was designed for the era of self-isolation

The COVID-19 pandemic is holding the entertainment industry in a stranglehold. With widespread self-isolation mandates, film and TV studios have halted productions, delayed releases or pushed them to streaming services earlier than expected. It’s difficult to estimate the full impact of COVID-19 within the industry, but analysts have forecast more than $20 billion in losses. […]

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A “flow” of competition – The Cowl

by Julia Vaccarella ’20 A&E Staff GRAPHIC BY PATRICK FULLER ’21 / THE COVER As consumers continue to switch from traditional cable TV to streaming services, many companies are now jumping on the bandwagon. These services have become a more popular option in recent years due to the instant gratification of having multiple seasons of […]

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Best Basic Cable TV Network – Critics Survey

Find out which other non-premium networks have been praised by critics. Each week, IndieWire asks a handful of TV critics two questions and releases the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What’s the best show on TV right now?” can be found at the end of this article.) This week’s question: What is […]

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NBC will cut primetime TV ads starting in the fourth quarter

Consumers have a number of video streaming options that involve little or no business interruption, and that’s bad news for the industry. The lack of ads and contracts associated with streaming services have made them a popular alternative to cable and satellite. As a result, NBCUniversal will take drastic measures to make its own networks […]

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NBC to cut primetime TV ads starting in Q4

Consumers have a number of video streaming options that involve little or no business interruption, and that’s bad news for the industry. The lack of ads and contracts associated with streaming services have made them a popular alternative to cable and satellite. As a result, NBCUniversal will take drastic measures to make its own networks […]

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Esquire TV Network will switch to digital-only service

Esquire Network is moving from a television channel to a digital-only service. Photo: Esquire Network Esquire Network leaves the cable television business. NBCUniversal announced that the network, a partnership between Comcast Corp. CMCSA -0.37% and Hearst Magazines, will become a digital-only presence this spring. The channel was launched in September 2013. The move comes at […]

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Cable TV isn’t dying – and that’s good news

David via Flickr CC By ND 2.0 TV time Just a few years ago, watching TV in the United States was relatively simple: Choose from a handful of major cable or satellite companies and plug in a TV. Then came Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime Instant and other streaming services, effectively turning smartphones, tablets and […]