Nielsen has been part of the answer to most of these questions for as long as anyone can remember. Yesterday, the Media Rating Council (MRC), a third-party industry watchdog, officially suspended its accreditation of Nielsen. Said differently, the MRC no longer trusts some of Nielsen's numbers. Can you? Continue Reading →
The big star of the television upfronts, an ancient artifact of a marketplace where big television networks pre-sell advertising to big advertisers, was… wait for it… ad-supported streaming services. You say you like your ad-free streams, you can keep them. If you want "free" streams, try AVOD (advertising video on demand). Continue Reading →
Disney, Warner Bros, and Universal each disclosed a bit about the future of their respective theatrical release plans. Disney will offer a mixed bag of "additional fee" online Disney+ releases and traditional movie theater releases, Warner Bros is going back to the old way with a shortened (90-day down to 45-day) exclusivity window, and Universal will shorten its window to 31 days for big films and 17 days for low-grossing films ($50 million and under domestically). Continue Reading →
Will Netflix ban password sharing? Some users are getting messages that suggest the service is cracking down on accounts logged in to multiple locations. Shelly Palmer talks all about it with Rosanna Scotto and Lori Stokes on Fox 5's Good Day New York. Continue Reading →
California can now enforce its Net Neutrality law. What does this mean for people who don't live in California? Shelly Palmer talks about this with Bianca Peters and Kayla Mamelak on Fox 5's Good Day New York. Continue Reading →

Is Cable Cooked?

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Here's a question consumers are asking themselves: Why spend $50/month for 140 channels of basic cable when you can cut the cord and stream the stuff you really want for less than half the price? Continue Reading →