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
Cable networks — like Time Warner Inc. properties TNT and TBS — have been found to be using compression technology on movies and TV shows in order to squeeze in more commercials, The Wall Street Journal reports.
According to a Business Insider report published New Year’s Day, Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) CEO Marissa Mayer had mulled acquiring Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (NYSE:SNI) (a US media company that runs seven cable channels) at some point last year.