VOTERS in France are growing used to seeing would-be presidents spar aggressively on television. In recent months the Republican and Socialist parties each held a series of broadcast debates on prime-time television, in their respective primary campaigns. The result: the established front-runner of each party was knocked aside by insurgent candidates who better caught the mood of their audiences.The presidential campaign has now begun in earnest, ahead of the first round on April 23rd, and the t...
We’ve heard and seen a lot of interviews in sports. From Azumah Nelson’s numerous repetition of ‘You know’ to Under 17 players giving shout-outs to their wives and 14-year-old kids, the fun has always been pure gold. Photo: Alchetron   Ghanaian football player, Mohammed Anas, however, took post-match interviews to a whole new level.   The Ghanaian gave a shout-out to his wife and girlfriend on international television after winning “Man of the match” before realizi...
Major U.S. media companies Time Warner’s Turner, Viacom, and 21st Century Fox's Fox Networks Group will launch OpenAP, a program for advertisers to laser focus their commercials at specific audiences on television. With the TV upfront season weeks away, advertisers are seeking audiences beyond the ones measured by Nielsen, which are based on age, gender and income, mimicking ad buying on the digital side. Over the next two months, most major U.S. media companies will sell the bulk of their...
Curiously familiar namesACCORDING to a programme on China Central Television, a state-run broadcaster, the following are the names of traitors: Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao. Well, sort of. The broadcaster itself was clearly not claiming the president of that name, or his prime minister, or their immediate predecessors, were enemies of the people. Rather, it aired a historical drama called “The Qin Empire” and someone slipped the names into the latest episode. Their extrao...
Mariska Hargitay might be on one of the longest running crime dramas ever, but her salary ain’t nothing compared to the cast of the CBS comedy, “The Big Bang Theory.” You might have heard that “TBBT” leads Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco lobbied for—and received—a pretty hefty raise back in 2014. Parson, Galecki and Cuoco continue to earn a staggering $1 million per episode, making the trio the highest-paid actors on television right now, accordi...
Netflix already dominates the market for streaming old movies and TV shows over the Internet, and it has built up a significant stable of original shows too, like Orange Is the New Black and House of Cards. But Netflix isn’t stopping there. The company is also expanding aggressively into new genres including comedy, unscripted “reality” shows, and international content. Over the past year or so, Netflix NFLX has been on a sustained spendi...
Google has revealed plans for another attempt at making a mark on the television market. After months of speculation, the California-based tech giant has announced a TV provider service called YouTube TV. Billed as a budget-friendly "skinny" bundle, YouTube TV will offer 40 channels for the reasonable rate of $35 USD per month. Disney-ABC, FOX, CBS and NBCUniversal have inked programming deals with Google/YouTube for the new endeavor, although networks and companies such as Time Warner, Viacom, ...
Until recently, Facebook’s interest in video seemed largely confined to short-form clips of cats and dogs, or live-streaming of news events by individual users and some media outlets. But there are increasing signs that the giant social network has much more ambitious goals when it comes to absorbing television-style content. In one of the more recent signs of this expanding interest, Reuters reports that Facebook is in talks with Major League Baseball about live-streaming one game every w...
Although the first major pay per view of the year, Wrestle Kingdom 11 already set a very high bar for other promotions to match or exceed. From the multiple suspenseful title changes, to the six-star match between Kazuchika Okada and Kenny Omega, the annual show in the Tokyo Dome was a fantastic pro wrestling exhibition. Since the inception of the Wrestle Kingdom series, New Japan Pro Wrestling has given fans some of the best matches every year. Along with Okada vs. Omega, another match that was...
It’s been a long time coming but Emmerdale is finally getting the recognition it deserves. Long considered the underdog of the soap world behind the titans that are EastEnders and Coronation Street, Emmerdale has always been a high quality TV programme with fantastic writing and incredible performances. It has netted its first ever National Television Awards Best Serial Drama gong and it is long overdue. But there are many reasons why this year has seen Emmerdale completely own it at awards c...
Mary Berry won the Best TV Judge award at the National Television Awards on Wednesday night, and showed her delight at the news by punching the air! The 81-year-old looked shocked when she won the award after going up against Nicole Scherzinger, Simon Cowell and David Walliams, and adorably accepted her award from two of the children from Gogglebox. Punching the air with happiness, she spoke fondly of judging Great British Bake Off. "I'm thrilled," she said. "I love judging, it has always been ...
The award was presented by comedy legend Sir Ken Dodd, who joked that the arena was a "magnificent shed" before reading out the nominees and eventual winner. The comedy programme's, Brendan O'Carroll, thanked the public for voting and made a reference to Sir Ken's accidental reading out of Mrs Brown's Boys twice in the run up to the reveal.O'Carroll, joined by the cast and crew of the BBC sitcom, said: "Thank you so much, we're all here ... thank you Sir Ken, to be nominated twice in the same ...
Ant and Dec's reputation as the golden boys of British TV was cemented at the NTAs on Wednesday, as they were hailed the Best Entertainment Presenters for the 16th year running. Back in 2013, the pair's onscreen achievements also came under the spotlight as they were named the surprise recipients of the special Landmark award. It marked an incredible 28 year career which has seen them transform from promising young actors to pop stars right through to their current position as TV's tour de...
Ant and Dec have just won the National Television Awards Best TV Presenter gong for the SIXTEENTH YEAR IN A ROW. Yep the pair have just made it even harder for anyone to beat their record-breaking streak after, perhaps not unexpectedly, taking home of the gong at the ceremony on Wednesday night. ‘It’s mad, this is mad Dec,’ exclaimed Ant as the pair accepted the award. The pair then admitted that they had spoken about the potential loss in the car on the way to the ceremony and that the...
Courtesy of Disney-ABC Television Langer has been named executive vice president and chief financial officer of Disney-ABC Television Group. He succeeds Peter Seymour, who announced in November that he would retire following 20 years at the company. In his new role, Langer will oversee financial leadership, strategy, and business development for a portfolio that includes the ABC Television Network, ABC Studios, ABC Owned Station Group, Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior, Disney-ABC Home E...
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The movers and shakers in the world of television have gathered this week in South Florida to talk about what you’ll be watching in the future. “She’s the real ‘Beverly Hills Chihuahua,” said a woman trying to pitch her pet as the host of a new TV show. You might say it’s a ‘dog-eat-dog world’ at the annual convention of the National Association of Television Program Executives at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach and the Eden Roc. The main objective of the con...
What's new in television sets this year? Incrementally better pictures, larger screens and cheaper prices - and that's about it. True, set manufacturers are bombarding consumers with a whole series of buzzwords - OLED, 4K, 8K, HDR, QLED, wide colour gamut - intended to spur excitement and generate sales. Flashy new sets with these supposedly "must have" features were getting the spotlight at the annual CES gadget show in Las Vegas. But when it comes down to it, none of these amount to revolut...
The Great British Bake Off co-hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins are joined by judge Mary Berry in the nominations for this year's National Television Awards. The programme gets another nomination in the challenge show category, ahead of its move from BBC One to Channel 4. Berry, 81, is up against by Strictly Come Dancing's departing head judge Len Goodman in the TV judge category. Mel and Sue face competition for the TV presenter award from Ant and Dec, who have won the accolade 15 years run...
NEW YORK, Dec. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global 4K Set-top Box (STB) Market is poised to grow at a CAGR of around 3.6% over the next decade to reach approximately $3.8 billion by 2025. Some of the prominent trends that the market is witnessing include high quality in home entertainment is fuelling the market, growing infiltration of 3d and 4k TV's, growth opportunities/investment opportunities and recent technological developments of 4k set-top box (STB).Based on product, the market is catego...
LONDON, Dec. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The television broadcasting market comprises of organizations operating television broadcasting studios or engaged in on-air satellite delivery of television programs. Establishments in the market are both producers as well as service providers, as studio houses produce or purchase content from third party and distribute it through different channels to be viewed by the ultimate consumers. Revenues for the industry mainly come from sale of airing time of tel...