The desire to tap into the ardor of the most zealous entertainment fans has met welcoming arms in reality TV's appetite for colorful characters, birthing two series that possess similar concepts and…
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Al Jazeera America came to NCTA with real distribution work to do, courting cable operators to carry the all-news channel that parent org Al Jazeera Media Network intends to launch by late August.
Bedrocket Media Ventures, an Internet media firm and YouTube multichannel network operator, has taken a seven-figure investment in What's Trending, a YouTube channel whose daily talkshow generates…
OK, I confess. I'm enjoying "Desperate Housewives" in semi-regular doses this season. The show lost me a few seasons ago with too many inane flights of fancy. Maybe I've mellowed, maybe in these…
OK, so I slept on it. I still hate the idea of Sci Fi Channel morphing into "SyFy" as of July 7. Makes no sense. What better moniker could the channel have than Sci Fi. It just sounds cool. I know…
The Sci Fi Channel will rebrand itself Syfy on July 7, to the amusement and consternation of many in geekdom, with the net's execs now hoping to spread their wings a little further.
Basic cable networks keep doing really weird things in their efforts to run away from confining brands, from TLC no longer meaning "The Learning Channel" to AMC dumping "American Movie Classics" to…
The stellar Variety features section put together a bunch of feature stories commemorating "Battlestar Galactica" as it kicked off its final season last week. Read them all here. Also, for a bonus…
"Battlestar Galactica's" return on Jan. 16 is a cause for rejoicing, and not just because it provides a couple of million geeks a more compelling excuse than usual to stay home Friday nights. (As…
Sci Fi Channel has upped Thomas Vitale to exec VP of programming and original movies.
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Frozen1Weekend: $31.6M Disney
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Out of the Furnace3Weekend: $5.3M Relativity Media