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Cable TV Profits

Which TV channels profit the most from your cable bill?

By on July 13, 2015 at 8:30 PM.

Which TV channels profit the most from your cable bill?

The cable industry is in turmoil. Amid excessive pricing and the emergence of services like Netflix, the value proposition offered by traditional cable companies is arguably less compelling than it’s ever been. Underscoring this shifting market dynamic, The Wall Street Journal recently reported that ESPN in the last year alone has lost upwards of 3.2 million subscribers. Given that ESPN has long been the most profitable cable channel, this data point is certainly eyebrow raising.

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TV Show Spoilers

Hilarious Video: Why it’s Impossible to Talk About TV Shows Anymore

By on July 3, 2015 at 5:05 PM.

Hilarious Video: Why it’s Impossible to Talk About TV Shows Anymore

Make no mistake about it; we’re currently living in a golden age of Television. Today, the seemingly endless number of incredible and riveting shows currently on-air has made it all but impossible to stay up to date with all of the content hitting our screens from every which way.

What’s more, the increasing popularity of services like Netflix and HBO Go has resulted in an influx of people going back and catching up on old shows — like LOST and The Sopranos — that they missed the first go around.

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Netflix is on Track to be Bigger Than ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox

By on June 26, 2015 at 7:50 AM.

Netflix is on Track to be Bigger Than ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox

The popularity of Netflix is exploding, thanks in part to a cheap monthly subscription rate and an ever expanding selection of original content. With each passing quarter, Netflix’s subscriber base expands considerably. During the first three months of 2015 alone, Netflix added 4.9 million new subscribers, finishing the quarter with an impressive 62.3 million members.

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Daily Show: Chris Rock

Chris Rock And Amy Poehler Were Both Asked To Replace Jon Stewart On The Daily Show

By on June 22, 2015 at 9:00 PM.

Chris Rock And Amy Poehler Were Both Asked To Replace Jon Stewart On The Daily Show

With Jon Stewart set to leave The Daily Show this August, his replacement, Trevor Noah, will have some mighty big shoes to fill. Though Noah, who by all accounts is a quick-witted and intelligent comedian with the chops to fill the position, it turns out he wasn’t Comedy Central’s first choice.

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Netflix adds to its growing content empire with 5 new shows

By on June 11, 2015 at 11:30 AM.

Netflix adds to its growing content empire with 5 new shows

The sheer volume of content Netflix provides for just a few dollars a month is staggering. But what makes Netflix truly unique is its commitment towards increasing an already extensive library of exclusive and compelling content. In addition to original shows like House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black, Netflix has also been known to revive cancelled shows, with Arrested Development being the most prominent example.

Looking ahead, Netflix’s stable of exclusive content is about to get that much bigger with news that the company picked up the recently cancelled Canadian teen drama Degrassi, itself a generational offshoot of the iconic Degrassi Junior High which had a successful run during the late 80s and early 90s.

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True Detective Season 2 Plot

HBO finally spills plot details about True Detective’s second season

By on June 10, 2015 at 5:40 PM.

HBO finally spills plot details about True Detective’s second season

With the True Detective season 2 premiere now less than two weeks away, HBO has impressively been able to keep the show’s plot lines under wraps. Aside from a few cryptic, albeit cool, trailers, most of what we know about the upcoming show starts and ends with the cast and show’s location — Los Angeles.

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Seinfeld Susan Death

Finally revealed: The brutally honest reason why Seinfeld killed George’s fiancé Susan

By on June 4, 2015 at 3:54 PM.

Finally revealed: The brutally honest reason why Seinfeld killed George’s fiancé Susan

Even for a show as zany as Seinfeld, it was a little bit out there when the show abruptly killed off George’s fiancé Susan. If you recall, the character of Susan, played by Heidi Swedberg, died after licking wedding envelopes that turned out to be partially poisonous on account of George buying envelopes with low-quality glue.

Quirky, yet odd.

Flash forward 19 years and we finally have a legit explanation as to why the show killed off Susan, and in such a strange manner no less.

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Arrested Development Netflix Season 5 Release

Arrested Development Season 5 coming to Netflix in mid-2016

By on June 3, 2015 at 8:45 PM.

Arrested Development Season 5 coming to Netflix in mid-2016

Arrested Development fans who simply can’t get enough of the Bluth family now have something to look forward to. A few months after word broke that Season 5 of the beloved comedy series was officially in the works, we now have more information about when the next installment of Arrested Development will begin filming and, more importantly, when it’ll hit Netflix.

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HBO Game of Thrones Piracy

HBO can’t do anything to stop Game of Thrones piracy

By on May 21, 2015 at 6:05 PM.

HBO can’t do anything to stop Game of Thrones piracy

Try as it might, HBO simply can’t keep Game of Thrones piracy at bay. Despite HBO’s best efforts as of late, which have included going after Periscope users and even bars holding public viewings of the show, the demand for GOT is simply too overwhelming to keep piracy in check.

This week’s most recent episode was reportedly downloaded over 3.5 million times in just a 24-hour period, setting a new record in the process. So even with HBO Now subscriptions presumably doing quite well (the iOS app is the 8th highest grossing app on the App Store), GOT related piracy is seemingly a force that can’t be stopped.

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Apple HDTV

Why Apple decided to axe its mythical HDTV

By on May 19, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

Why Apple decided to axe its mythical HDTV

After nearly a decade worth of research and prototyping, Apple last year finally put to bed any designs it may have had on releasing a branded HDTV set, this according to a recently published report in The Wall Street Journal.

According to the Journal, Apple seriously investigated the development of an HDTV but was ultimately unable to come up with a set of differentiating features that would position its own offering apart from the competition.

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American Idol

American Idol is ending after 15 seasons

By on May 11, 2015 at 9:45 PM.

American Idol is ending after 15 seasons

After 15 seasons on the air, American Idol is coming to an end. The arguably iconic show originally debuted all the way back in 2002 and helped launch the careers of artists that have since become household names, with Kelly Clarkson and Phillip Phillips being two prominent examples.

Whether you loved or hated the show, or even if you were wholly indifferent, one can’t deny the impact American Idol has had on popular culture. In addition to creating bona fide music stars and pop idols, the show’s success also had a tremendous impact on the broader TV landscape. Idol’s success paved the way for a number of other talent-based shows with similar structural elements, from America’s Got Talent to So you think you can dance.

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24 New Season

Jack Bauer fans rejoice: Fox working on another season of ’24’

By on May 11, 2015 at 3:48 PM.

Jack Bauer fans rejoice: Fox working on another season of ’24’

The series 24 is proving to be as resilient as the show’s protagonist, Jack Bauer. During a Fox conference call discussing the network’s 2015 fall schedule, 20th Century Fox TV co-CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman said that Fox is currently developing yet another season of 24.

“We have been developing another version of 24, but it’s still fairly early in the development process,” Newman said on the call. “So there just would be nothing we can tell you at this time other than we are working on something.”

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Game of Thrones Season 5

HBO just made it harder for some people to watch Game of Thrones

By on April 20, 2015 at 2:15 PM.

HBO just made it harder for some people to watch Game of Thrones

HBO recently sent a cease and desist letter to a Brooklyn bar for hosting Game of Thrones themed viewing parties on Sunday nights, according to a report in The Village Voice.

The bar in question is Videology, a venue that’s equal parts bar and equal parts screening room. The bar owners presumably decided to capitalize on the immense popularity of GOT and make each new episode a communal event. In fact, some patrons would even show up to the screenings in Game of Thrones themed attire.

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