Monday, October 30, 2017

Saturday, October 28, 2017

The Good Doctor's Success

Jake Nevins identifies factors that have helped to make The Good Doctor a hit.

Stranger Things Bible

Ken Miyamoto takes us through the Stranger Things show bible and how it helped to sell the series.

New CBS News Anchor

Jeff Glor is the new anchor of the CBS Evening News.

O'Reilly & Fox

Bill O'Reilly settled a huge sexual harassment case just before 21st Century Fox renewed his deal back in January, a move which CEO James Murdoch defended.

Exec Moves

Hulu's CEO is leaving for Sony Pictures Television. Amazon Studios' head of comedy and drama is on his way out, while the unscripted division also has a new chief. And Apple has hired a former top exec at Channel 4 as a creative chief for European operations.

Daniel Holloway considers reasons why Hulu's CEO might have quit right when the streaming service is hot.

Inside Sinclair's Plot

Mother Jones' Andy Kroll delves into Sinclair Broadcasting's plan to spread its influence across the nation. Elsewhere, there are reports that Sinclair and Bill O'Reilly are considering an alliance.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

FCC Deregulation

FCC poses new rules that would no longer require each TV, AM and FM station to have a main studio located near its local community to account for technological advancements that provide new means of access. The second rule would eliminate annual reporting for broadcasters’ ancillary or supplementary services that do not earn revenue.

BSkyB buys SmartTV app maker

UK cabler and telephone company BSkyB has acquired Acetrax, a smartTV app maker that enables video-on-demand in the UK and European continent.

The Walking Dead ratings

The Walking Dead season premiere ratings are low, but the show is still scoring high relative to other scripted programming.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

David S. Pumpkins Feature You've Been Waiting For

In a story for THR, Mikey Day discusses the origins and the success of 2016's "Haunted Elevator" sketch, anticipating this weekend's David S. Pumpkin's special on NBC.

Interactive Series from Adult Swim

Adult Swim further explore the intersection of comedy and horror in a new interactive series.

Monday, October 23, 2017

Star Trek Discovery Renewed

Star Trek: Discovery has been renewed amidst general acclaim and a premiere that set a new record for subscriber sign-ups in a single day, week, and month for CBS All Access. This was an important success for CBS who marketed and released the first episode on broadcast and moved the rest of the season to the streaming service for this exact purpose.

The Walking Dead continues to Devour

The Walking Dead is still the TV’s highest rated series amongst adults 18-49, and AMC makes a notable point that it will not be available on Hulu in a customer e-mail.