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  • Rachel Maddow Catches Megyn Kelly in Key Demo as MSNBC Surges

    08/19/2016 7:13:26 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 61 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com/ ^ | 19 August 2016 | DANIEL NUSSBAUM
    MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show virtually tied Fox’s Megyn Kelly-hosted Kelly File in the key 25-54 demographic on Wednesday, the third time this month in which Maddow has tied or beaten Kelly in the all-important demo as MSNBC viewership has risen steadily through the summer. Kelly’s 9 p.m. primetime show drew 401,000 viewers in the demo Wednesday night, while Maddow’s MSNBC show drew 400,000, according to Adweek‘s Scoreboard.
  • How to use “parental lock” to prevent your parents from tuning in to cable news.

    07/25/2016 7:18:50 AM PDT · by billorites · 45 replies
    Slate ^ | July 21, 2016 | Catherine Piner
    Cable news is bad. Fox News is the worst. It is, after all, the network that blamed a hoodie for the death of Trayvon Martin and claimed that poor people have it pretty good if they’ve got a refrigerator. We’d all probably be better off if we shut off Sean Hannity and Megyn Kelly and watched sports or nature documentaries or talked to our families. This does not have to be a hypothetical. We have the technology in our very own homes to make this dream a reality. Abby, a Slate reader, watched her mother—who’d lived in the United States...
  • Vanity - How best to put tv / internet into a very rural vacation home for only occasional use?

    07/23/2016 1:25:01 PM PDT · by Yaelle · 81 replies
    FreepWorld ^ | 7/23/16 | Me
    What is the cheapest way to get decent "cable" tv and Internet service in a very rural place, when you only need it a few times a year when there? Has a FReeper solved this problem already? The people going up there will be elderly and/or not at all techie. They just want to turn on a tv and see the regular typical cable channels and they want to surf the web in normal ways as well as use texting etc. The home might be used less than once a month, or even just a few times a year. It...
  • Conan O’Brien: No One Should Be ‘Allowed’ To Own A Semiautomatic Rifle

    06/14/2016 1:47:03 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 108 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 14, 2016 | Awr Hawkins
    During the June 13 monologue on Conan, host Conan O’Brien referenced the Orlando terror attack and said no one should be able to own “a semiautomatic rifle.” He described semiautomatic rifles as “weapons of war” that “have no place in civilian life.”
  • Anyone else having random multiple DNS problems with Time Warner?

    05/14/2016 5:45:51 PM PDT · by wally_bert · 10 replies
    Self | 5/14/16 | wally_bert
    Over the past couple of weeks, Time Warner high speed here around Columbia has been randomly dropping out due to DNS getting lost. An outage can be a few minutes to pushing half an hour. I've changed DNS to some of the open ones, found a firmware update for the router and applied it just to rule out things at home. I was looking to see if anyone else was experiencing the frustration. If I posted this incorrectly, I'm sure the mods will handle it.
  • Cutting the Cable Cord (vanity)

    05/09/2016 9:57:53 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 66 replies
    Vanity
    I'm considering doing this. Roku, Sling, and HD cable antenna with 50 mile radius. Anyone here already cut the cable cord? My main concern is catching sports during football season. Thanks for any tips.
  • Cord cutters getting the axe?

    04/24/2016 5:00:48 PM PDT · by Macoozie · 28 replies
    techspot.com ^ | April 23, 2016 | Shawn Kinight
    ISPs, who once fed us lines about excessive bandwidth usage and network congestion in order to upsell people on higher-tier “business class” Internet packages, are now essentially using the same tactics to punish cord-cutters, many of which were likely former cable subscribers.
  • Cancelled Dish, What to do with savings?

    04/22/2016 7:57:49 AM PDT · by DrJeff · 61 replies
    FR | 22 April, 2016 | DrJeff
    Cancelled DishTV today. I have "cut the cord" on and off for many years, and it's time again. I was paying $60/month on a discount plan and it went up to $120 for the same programming. I'm just not getting that kind of benefit from the cable channels. On a personal level, I don't see the value. A recent article found that more than 1,000,000 [US] consumers cancelled paid TV subscriptions in 2015, according to SNL Kagan, a division of S&P Global Market Intelligence. Last year's decline was four times greater than the losses of 2014, and it represents the...
  • Comcast Outage Nationwide

    02/15/2016 8:42:36 AM PST · by MrMarbles · 87 replies
    Who else is having problems today with their Comcast TV? From what I'm seeing online it looks like a nationwide problem. I can't get through to anyone in customer support. Does anyone have any information from Comcast about this issue? Thanks.
  • It's time to kill the cable box with apps

    01/31/2016 6:25:16 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 40 replies
    CNET ^ | 01/31/16 | David Katzmaier
    Commentary: A proposal by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler calls for cable companies like Comcast to "unlock the set-top box." Unlocking isn't enough. The box should die, once and for all, and be replaced by apps. There's no technological reason that Comcast, or Time Warner Cable, or Charter or any other cable TV provider needs to provide physical hardware at all. There's no need for warehouses full of cable boxes or arduous "service windows" where the technician supposedly shows up "sometime between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m."-- or not--to fix (or more likely just replace) your device. Full-fledged pay...
  • Byron Allen Files $10 Billion Discrimination Lawsuit Against Charter

    01/28/2016 4:31:30 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 12 replies
    Multichannel ^ | 1/27/16 | R. Thomas Umstead
    Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Networks along with the National Association of African-American Owned Media (NAAAOM) Wednesday filed a $10 billion lawsuit in United States District Court for engaging in “racial discrimination” by not launching African-American owned networks. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday night in filed in United States District Court in Central District of California, comes less than a month after Entertainment Studios settled a similar discrimination lawsuit against AT&T and DirecTV after AT&T signed to carry Entertainment Studios’ portfolio of networks.
  • NYT Freaks Out: Meet the New GunTV Channel

    12/09/2015 3:59:39 AM PST · by Michael van der Galien · 25 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12-09-2015 | Liz Sheld
    For those of you who have not cut the cord and ditched your cable/satellite service, a new cable channel could be joining your programming line-up: GunTV. It's a 24-hour shopping channel for firearms and firearms accessories. The channel will roll out on January 20, 2016 and will start with a six-hour daily broadcast and then move to a 24-hour programming schedule beginning 2017. The New York Times writes, "The project is the brainchild of Valerie Castle and Doug Bornstein, two home shopping industry veterans based in Rancho Mirage, Calif., who saw what looked to them like an untapped market." And...
  • The Sports Bubble Is About to Pop

    12/07/2015 5:59:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 45 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | December 6, 2015 | Dave Maney
    Your favorite sports team is massively overvalued right now. It’s not that you ought to be losing sleep over Jerry Jones’s or Mark Cuban’s finances—they were rich before and will be rich after. But the popping and cracking noises emanating from the key support beam in our Temple of Athletics—the TV sports business—foreshadow wild disruptions ahead for the world of sports. Like the barking dogs that sense an earth tremor before we do, ESPN’s annus horribilis is a harbinger of the Internet’s coming disintermediation of America’s half-trillion dollar sports industry. Just since mid-summer, the Disney-owned 800-pound linebacker of sports TV...
  • Statistical anomaly: journalist 4 times as likely to be Democrats

    11/09/2015 1:10:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | November 9, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    Kelly Riddell at the Washington Times has some shocking news which will doubtless send many of you to the fainting couch. If you check the number of journalists covering politics in America today who can be identified as belonging to one party or the other, the spread is actually nowhere near the breakdown you find among all the voters in the country. A mere 7 percent of journalists identify as Republicans, and when they do give money to political campaigns they usually donate to Democrats, lending evidence to Republican presidential candidates' claims that they are facing a hostile audience when...
  • Millennials Cut the Cord on ESPN

    10/21/2015 1:51:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 80 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 21, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: ESPN is in trouble economically, financially. ESPN just announced that they're gonna have to cut a minimum of 350 jobs. And the reason why is subscribers are abandoning cable. Many people do not understand how all of this works, the cable bundle. I mean, you understand that you have to pay a minimum amount per month to get a bunch of channels, the vast majority of which you never watch, but the channels you want are in that bundle, and you have to pay for the bundle. So let's say you want your local stations, you want ESPN, maybe...
  • The Number Of People Watching TV Is Falling Off A Cliff

    09/23/2015 1:30:05 PM PDT · by blam · 114 replies
    BI ^ | 9-23.2015 | Myles Udland
    Myles UdlandSeptember 23,2015It seems like people just aren't watching TV anymore. A report from Ad Age on Wednesday paints a bleak picture of Tuesday's overnight TV ratings, which come during one of the industry's most important weeks of the year as new shows are rolled out on the major networks. Ad Age, citing figures from Nielsen, reported that every returning drama that aired Tuesday night saw viewers decline by double digits while debuts were a "mixed bag." But aside from the performance of individual shows, the number of people using TV in the coveted 18-to-49 demographic was down 8% against...
  • Dropping Cable But What About NFL MLB NBA Sports? Any Ideas?

    09/23/2015 1:59:26 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 61 replies
    9/23/15
    If you have dropped cable, but have a household full of sports nuts, what if any, solutions have others come up with to drop cable, go Roku, and still watch the games?
  • Bundled Cable Deathwatch: Cord-Cutting Leads to 200 to 300 ESPN Layoffs

    09/22/2015 3:54:57 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 70 replies
    breitbart.com/ ^ | 22 Sep 2015 | John Nolte
    Cut your cable cord. This is what 3.2 million Americans have done over the last year or so. The result is not only a massive loss of revenue for ESPN but ESPN is poisoning -7.2% fewer U.S. households.
  • Petraeus email objected to Benghazi talking points

    05/16/2013 5:22:26 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 20 replies
    Myfoxdc.com/AP ^ | 5/16/2013 | NEDRA PICKLER
    Then CIA-Director David Petraeus objected to the final talking points the Obama administration used after the deadly assault on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, because he wanted to see more details revealed to the public, according to emails released Wednesday by the White House. Under pressure in the investigation that continues eight months after the attacks, the White House on Wednesday released 99 pages of emails and a single page of hand-written notes made by Petraeus' deputy, Mike Morell, after a meeting at the White House on Saturday, Sept. 15. On that page, Morell scratched out from the...
  • Megyn Kelly eyeing move to Fox News' rival?

    08/28/2015 11:20:29 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 90 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 8/28/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    A New York Magazine writer and author of the 2014 book about Fox News CEO Roger Ailes, "The Loudest Voice in the Room," said in a recent televised interview the cable station's biggest star, Megyn Kelly, may not be re-engaging in public disputes with presidential hopeful Donald Trump because she doesn't want to hurt her chances to move to a more mainstream network, like CNN. Kelly, on the heels of widespread criticism of her debate night questioning of Trump – after which the billionaire businessman called her a "bimbo" in a tweet – went on what she and Fox officials...
  • Is Netflix Worth It? Opinions Please ! - vanity

    08/22/2015 1:52:16 PM PDT · by vladimir998 · 138 replies
    Brain | 8/22/2015 | vladimir998
    Please tell me if you think Netflix's basic service is worthwhile. If you have it, do you regret it or recommend it? I know they have plenty of movies, but do they stream any current TV shows after they air on cable (say next day, or something like that)?
  • ESPN Tightens Its Belt as Pressure on It Mounts

    07/22/2015 1:00:39 AM PDT · by iowamark · 46 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 7/9/2015 | Shalini Ramachandranand Joe Flint
    Sports-TV powerhouse ESPN, a profit machine that has long towered over the media landscape, is showing signs of stress as the pay-TV industry goes through an unprecedented period of upheaval. A decline in subscribers as customers trim their cable bills, coupled with rising content costs and increased competition, has ESPN in belt-tightening mode, people familiar with the situation say. The company, majority owned by Walt Disney Co., has lost 3.2 million subscribers in a little over a year, according to Nielsen data, as people have “cut the cord” by dropping their cable-TV subscriptions or downgraded to cheaper, slimmed-down TV packages...
  • Bernie Sanders And Elizabeth Warren Think Your Cable TV Bill Is Too High, And They Want The FCC

    07/10/2015 12:28:36 PM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 40 replies
    International Business Times ^ | July 10, 2015 | Christopher Zara
    Attention, voters: Bernie Sanders is just like you, which is to say he’s tired of paying too much for cable. The independent Vermont senator and 2016 Democratic presidential hopeful joined three fellow senators Thursday in asking the Federal Communications Commission to investigate the “ridiculous prices” charged by pay-TV and broadband services. In a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, Sanders -- along with Democratic Sens. Al Franken of Minnesota and Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey of Massachusetts -- said American consumers are being burdened by ever-increasing monthly bills and a thicket of hidden fees. Citing lack of competition and increased...
  • Watch the uncomfortable trailer for MTV’s documentary White People

    07/09/2015 10:55:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 62 replies
    entertainment weekly ^ | 7/9/15 | Marc Snetiker
    Discomfort has a name, and it’s MTV’s White People. The network is serious about its newest documentary from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, who won the prize for covering the Virginia Tech shootings in 2007. White People tackles the hot topic conversation of white privilege head-on in a special presentation borne out of MTV’s Emmy-winning Look Different campaign. The doc premieres on July 22 on MTV and follows five young white people from around the country, exploring their notions of racial identity in modern America.
  • OK all I am SEROIUSLY thinking about "Cutting the Cable" any suggestions on...

    06/30/2015 6:00:04 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 96 replies
    30 June 2015 | US Navy Vet
    ...Internet and getting a FEW Channels(Fox News, History, H2, and AHC etc...)?
  • "19 Kids and Counting" losing advertisers

    05/27/2015 10:02:19 AM PDT · by C19fan · 15 replies
    ET Online ^ | May 27, 2015 | Rosayln Oshmyansky
    The backlash continues for "19 Kids and Counting." Following Josh Duggar's molestation admission last week, TLC not only pulled all airings of the Duggars' show, but General Mills removed all their advertising as well. Now, more advertisers are joining in on pulling their commercials. Choice Hotels tells ET, "We have decide to remove our advertising from the show."
  • Charter announces plan to buy Time Warner Cable and Bright House

    05/26/2015 6:43:29 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | 26 May 2015 | Brian Stelter
    In a deal that affects one in six American households, Charter Communications on Tuesday proposed a three-way merger with two other cable and broadband providers, Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.
  • MSNBC Host Rips Obama Over Recent Fox News Channel Jab

    05/14/2015 8:34:49 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 5/14/2015 | B. Christopher Agee
    “Is he really the sole arbiter of what is right and just?” Referencing Barack Obama’s remarks at a recent forum aimed at addressing poverty, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough took exception to the president’s public indictment of a rival cable news network. Obama stated that Fox News Channel offers a “constant menu” of programming demonizing the poor as lazy “sponges” and “leeches.” Scarborough eviscerated Obama not only for his comments, but for the forum in which he decided to make them. “At a bipartisan summit, you decide to attack a cable news channel as the problem,” he said, “saying that [FNC...
  • Comcast Is Said to End $45 Billion Bid for Time Warner Cable

    04/23/2015 6:47:05 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | 4-23-15 | EMILY STEEL, DAVID GELLES, REBECCA R. RUIZ and ERIC LIPTON
    Facing intense regulatory scrutiny, Comcast is planning to abandon its $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable, people briefed on the matter said on Thursday, ending a bid that would have united the country’s two largest cable operators and reshaped the rapidly evolving video and broadband markets. The collapse of the deal comes as technology changes and an array of Internet offerings upend how people watch and pay for television, making broadband service more important than ever. Had the deal been approved, the combined company would have controlled as much as 57 percent of the nation’s broadband market and just...
  • Roku: Good Deal?

    04/12/2015 11:10:39 AM PDT · by ducttape45 · 140 replies
    Hello all. I was wondering if I could fellow Freepers about a streaming video product called "Roku." I've heard it talked about on radio programs, and I've seen it advertised on the Internet of course. I just wondered if anyone has Roku or could possibly cue me in on how well it performs and your overall assessment of it. I turned off my Comcast TV because they keep driving the prices up and taking channels away and I got sick and tired of not being able watch TV stations that were once part of a standard cable package. Thanks.
  • In cable, it’s survival of the fittest as channels drop from the bundle

    04/08/2015 11:57:07 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 7, 2015 | Cecilia Kang
    At the Weather Channel, the heavy snow and bitter cold that swept the Northeast this winter was cause for celebration as its wall-to-wall coverage helped lift ratings to their highest level in years. But none of that mattered in the spring, when Verizon Fios dropped the channel from its offerings to more than 5 million subscribers. In a letter to customers, Verizon said that people want to get their reports from the Internet and apps on their phones these days, not TV.
  • Cable lobby eyes opening to rewrite Web law

    03/21/2015 11:39:00 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/21/15 | Julian Hattem
    Cable and telecom industry lobbyists are launching an effort to convince lawmakers to support new legislation that replaces federal Internet regulations. 
After the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued its new regulations to treat the Web like a public utility, major companies are now sensing an opening to escape what they consider crushing net neutrality regulations. “The 400-page order really is starting, to us, a process on the hill,” said one telecommunications industry lobbyist who was granted anonymity in order to speak freely about the plans. “Our focus and our priority [is] to makes sure everyone understands what the FCC did,...
  • Apple is going to launch a TV service this fall that could kill cable

    03/17/2015 7:02:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 03/17/2015 | Bryan Logan
    Apple is reportedly working on a plan to launch its own TV service. A Wall Street Journal report suggests Apple, which already lets users watch television and Netflix shows through its Apple TV device, is working with programmers "to offer a slimmed-down bundle of TV networks this fall." The Journal cites sources familiar with the talks who say Apple's subscription service may provide "about 25 channels, anchored by broadcasters such as ABC, CBS, and Fox, and would be available on Apple devices such as the Apple TV." The as-yet-unannounced service would cost $30 to $40 per month, according to The...
  • Looking for best option to drop cable.

    03/16/2015 6:29:41 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 86 replies
    myself | 3-16-15 | TZ
    (I could live without it, but The Chief of Procuremenet will not.) Is Hulu, Netflix or Amazon Prime the best option for someone who has a few favorite shows? Will show be ONE WEEK behind on episodes or ONE SEASON? (assuming these shows on cable are not available right away) Dish is not an option (she won't allow it on the roof) Will likely be getting DSL from a phone company.
  • Cable alternative Sling TV from DISH Network may be wave of future

    03/12/2015 5:52:08 AM PDT · by Colehill1999 · 21 replies
    The Daily News ^ | 3-10-15 | Eb Samuel
    Meet Sling TV, an Internet-driven endeavor from DISH Network that is the first legitimate alternative to traditional cable TV. It’s a service that’s free of contracts and friendly of pricing, and it offers tantalizing flexibility to the tech-savvy user. The service needs some work before it’s ready to captivate the average user, but with evolution, it has the potential to be special. The service is currently available on a handful of devices, including Amazon’s streaming devices, iPads and iPhones, Android phones and PCs and Macs. In the coming months (and Sling’s been working quickly), it will hit the Xbox One...
  • DVD/VCR Cable Box TV Cable Question

    03/07/2015 8:48:55 AM PST · by Bob434 · 61 replies
    3/72015 | bob434
    trying to hook my dvd/vcr combo up to cable box and TV but need an RF converter I guess as the DVD won't play on my older SD tv without the RF modulator- TV has composite connectors yellow/white/red, plus component blue/green/red, plus 1 S-Video connector- the cable box and dvd/vcr combo also has all three connections, but the RF modulator only has composite yellow/red/white and S-Video connection, plus coaxial in and out- I want the best picture possible, what wires am I going to need? Am I stuck having to use composite wires? The problem I'm facing is trying to...
  • Broadcasters fear falling revenues as viewers switch to on-demand TV

    02/22/2015 4:02:09 PM PST · by SamAdams76 · 67 replies
    Financial Times ^ | February 22, 2015 | Shannon Bond in New York and Matthew Garrahan in Los Angeles
    With YouTube to watch, Instagram pictures to take and Facebook, Snapchat and other social media platforms to explore, a generation of young Americans that used to turn to television for entertainment is finding its fix elsewhere. They are watching on-demand services, such as Netflix and Hulu and the BBC iPlayer but turning off “linear” TV, or tuning in at a set time on a set channel. This migration has been gradual but is starting to show up in the quarterly results of some of the world’s biggest media companies — and investors are beginning to notice.
  • Your opinions about Comcast? (vanity)

    02/06/2015 7:20:01 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 68 replies
    Feb. 6, 2015 | me
    Comcast is now offering in my area a triple-play package (TV, phone, and Internet) that is much cheaper than what I'm paying now with Verizon. No contracts either. But I've heard many bad things about Comcast. Is that all in the past, or is Comcast still a mess? Your thoughts, please.
  • MSNBC suffers lowest ratings in a decade

    02/05/2015 8:41:52 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Politico ^ | February 4, 2015 | Dylan Byers
    MSNBC registered its lowest full-day rating in nearly a decade on Tuesday, a devastatingly low benchmark that shows just how severe the network's decline has become. The liberal cable news network drew an average of 55,000 viewers in the all-important 25-to-54 year-old demo on Tuesday, its lowest full-day rating since July 2005, according to Nielsen ratings provided by an industry source. CNN had nearly three times as many viewers in the demo; Fox News nearly five times as many.
  • More customers report Comcast is changing their names on bills

    01/31/2015 3:26:33 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 58 replies
    CBS News ^ | January 30, 2015, 9:24 PM | CBS News
    [VIDEO] After a Comcast employee changed a customer's first name to "A**hole," more customers are now coming forward with similar stories, including one whose bills were addressed to "Whore Julia."
  • Bidding war between networks, sports leagues will increase price of cable TV

    01/24/2015 6:36:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 23, 2015 | Cecilia Kang
    Cable TV is about to get more expensive for millions of consumers because of a bidding war between networks and the country’s most powerful sports leagues. Time Warner Cable, Cablevision and scores of rural cable providers are tacking on sports surcharges each month, the direct result of higher fees they are paying to ESPN and other sports networks to carry their channels. Beginning Feb. 5, DirecTV will raise fees by 5.7 percent. The rise in cable prices is likely to test the patience of customers, who may already be tempted to cut their cords in exchange for streaming options that...
  • COLLAPSE BEGINS: AL JAZEERA AMERICA CANCELS ALL MORNING SHOWS

    01/13/2015 6:01:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 12, 2015 | John Nolte
    Al Jazeera America’s inevitable collapse has begun with the elimination of all of its morning programming. Instead of producing its own programming, the basement-rated cable news network will simply re-broadcast Al Jazeera programs from its parent studio in Qatar. Also canceled is the late morning program, “Consider This With Antonio Mora.” Mediabistro reports that behind-the-scenes staffers will be reassigned and “the fate of on-air talent is unclear.” Variety, however, reports that primetime anchors Ali Velshi and Joie Chen will have less airtime and mid-to-late afternoon programming is also on the chopping block.
  • Discovery president admits that Eaten Alive stunt where anaconda was supposed to eat a grown man was

    01/09/2015 10:22:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 9, 2015 | Chris Spargo
    The president of the Discovery Channel is finally speaking out about their recent special Eaten Alive. The highly hyped network event was supposed to show Paul Rosalie, a noted naturalist, as he was consumed by a giant Anaconda, something that would be made possible by a special suit he was wearing. In the end the snake never did eat Rosalie, and now, Discovery president Rich Ross is admitting that the show was misleading.
  • Is anyone here using the Matricom, G-Box Midnight MX2?

    12/13/2013 10:12:21 AM PST · by mylife · 27 replies
    Matricom.net ^ | 12/13/13 | mylife
    I would be interested in your thoughts about how well this works, and how difficult it is to use.
  • Ecuador moves to expel US embassy military personnel

    04/25/2014 1:14:25 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 9 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | April 25, 2014 20:06 GMT | Gonzalo Solano, Associated Press
    Ecuador's government has ordered everyone in the US Embassy's military group, about 20 Defense Department employees, to leave the country by month's end. The group was ordered to halt operations in Ecuador in a letter dated April 7, embassy spokesman Jeffrey Weinshenker said Thursday. The Associated Press was alerted to the expulsions by a senior Ecuadorean official who refused to be identified by name due to the information's sensitive nature.
  • Fox and Dish TV contract ends today.

    12/20/2014 9:01:39 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    WBOC ^ | 12-20-2014
    DISH FAQS Posted: Dec 19, 2014 1:50 PM CST 1. What is happening? By law, WBOC and FOX21 must negotiate carriage agreements with satellite companies like DISH. Usually, these deals are reached without any disruption to your service. In fact, our company has negotiated dozens of agreements. Unfortunately, so far, DISH has refused to reach a fair, market-based deal to carry WBOC and FOX21. Our existing agreement with DISH expires at midnight on Dec. 31, 2014. If no deal is reached before that date, you will lose live access to the shows, sports and local news on WBOC and FOX21,...
  • Fox News finds new way to scare its viewers, warns of Dish blackout

    12/17/2014 8:48:51 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 39 replies
    FireceCable ^ | 12-15-2014 | Daniel Frankel
    Fox News finds new way to scare its viewers, warns of Dish blackout December 15, 2014 | By Daniel Frankel Already adept at scaring its rapt audience, Fox News has begun warning Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH) subscribers that the channel, along with Fox Business News, could disappear from their program guides "any day now." The campaign features the usual TV spots, directing viewers to visit the "protest the operator" website, in this case KeepFoxNews.com. Fox News versus Dish Fox's post urged Dish subscribers to call the satellite operator. (Source: KeepFoxNews.com) A Fox News blog post notes, "Despite the undeniable demand...
  • Al Jazeera America Viewers Down Nearly 50 Percent From Current TV's Numbers

    10/30/2014 12:08:19 PM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    The Wrap ^ | October 29, 2014 | Jordan Chariton
    The winner and loser of the lawsuit between Al Jazeera America and former Current TV CEO Al Gore is yet to be determined, but ratings comparisons between the two show a clear winner. After buying Current TV in early 2013, and debuting over the summer that year, Al Jazeera has lost almost half of Current TV's audience.
  • Fox News Nabs Historic Cable Ratings Victory

    09/30/2014 9:08:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | September 30, 2014 | Michael O'Connell
    FNC celebrates a quarter with the most-watched primetime across the cable dial, while MSNBC slides below CNN in the demo. No one would say the summer of 2014 suffered any shortage of breaking news. From the crisis in Ferguson, Mo., to the cultural impact of Robin Williams' and Joan Rivers' sudden deaths and all the way up to recent round-the-clock coverage of U.S. strikes on ISIS, cable news has been heavily occupied. The last three months have been so big, Fox News Channel just clocked its first quarter with the most-watched primetime across all of cable in more than a...
  • bundled cable blinks: a la carte in 2015; hbo considers break

    09/15/2014 8:22:53 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 36 replies
    Breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood ^ | 9-15-2014 | John Nolte
    This is huge, huge news. But don't get too excited. For now at least, the a la carte "cable television" service will only be available on your mobile devices. Though it happened a few years sooner than I would have expected, the news also isn't a big surprise. It was just a matter of time before our Bundled Cable Overlords came to terms with the reality of reality. During a Thursday appearance at a Goldman Sachs technology conference, Verizon Communications chief Lowell McAdam said the service will likely include access to the "big four" broadcast networks, as well as "custom...