Browsing: Network Series

Annual Reviews of each network’s current and upcoming slates, as well as ratings analysis and comparisons.

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Viacom Sees Firsthand Now Is Not Really a Great Time to Be In the Cable TV Business (Network Series)
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Shari Redstone ExcerptIt’s tough to target just how Viacom can turn things around, but even if there was a concrete method to do so, it’s not going to be easy, simply because of the nature of the cable business. It has to hope that Shari Redstone and her new board of directors can make changes that will help matters, and that both MTV and Nickelodeon can once again draw the viewership numbers it used to.

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Hulu Is the Third Biggest Streaming Service, and That Probably Won’t Change Soon (Network Series)
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hulu excerptAs we discussed last week, it’s tough for anyone to compete with Netflix at the moment, but it becomes even tougher when the operation interested in doing so, Hulu, can’t really decide what it wants to be or how it wants to become it. However, Hulu’s upcoming fare sounds like it’s all smarter, more upscale forms of entertainment, which could be a good thing.

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It’s HBO, Which Means It’s Definitely TV (Network Series)
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casey hbo excerptYou all know the slogan, as it’s one of the best known of any in the world of television. “It’s not TV, it’s HBO.” Home Box Office started out as a second-run movie network, and slowly became the most respected broadcaster of original content on television. While it has some challenges, it’s hard to argue that it doesn’t continue to hold that spot.