Given that Comcast is already the nation’s largest cable and Internet provider and the owner of a broadcast TV network, multiple cable channels, numerous local TV stations, a major movie studio, some theme parks, and a partridge in a pear tree, you might assume that people who make the
Cable channel TBS had the highest ratings among cable networks in the all-important 18-to-49-year-old audience during the first quarter of the year. Programmers did it without offering a single original program in prime time. They did it with reruns, led by The Big Bang Theory, which is in heavy rotation.
If you've been noticing that cable reruns of your favorite sitcom sound a little strange, you might be on to something. We'll look at the trend of compressing shows to make room for, of course, more commercials.» E-Mail This
In a move that could stem the tide of cord-cutting while also broadening Hulu’s subscriber base, the streaming video service is reportedly in talks with Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and others to bring Hulu to cable customers through their set-top boxes.
TV studios make big bucks reselling their hit shows to cable networks, but the business model for syndication has been shifting over the last few years as cable networks produce more original programming.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us