Ergen: Viacom Extension ‘A Positive’

Ergen: Viacom Extension ‘A Positive’

Dish Network chairman and CEO Charlie Ergen said the extension of its carriage talks with Viacom is “a positive,” but stressed that programming values have fallen as ratings have decreased across the board.

Viacom executive chairman and CEO Philippe Dauman let the cat out of the bag in his company’s Feb. 9 earnings conference call that the programmer had a brief extension in its negotiations with Dish. Most analysts saw that as a sign that at least the two were beginning to make progress in their talks.

On an earnings conference call with reporters on Thursday, Ergen said the extension was “a positive because we’re not down.”

Ergen said that the problem when networks go dark and return to carriage a month or so later, the distributor has already lost the customers who value that content. But he added that, especially with programmers that Dish has had a long relationship with, he doesn’t spend a lot of time looking for loopholes.

“I don’t want to look at how we’re not going to do a deal; I want to look at how we are going to do a deal. The benefit of the doubt goes to our programming partner because they helped us build our business,” Ergen said. “Viacom is one of those long term partners for us; they helped us build our business. It would take a lot for us not to move forward.”

At the same time, Ergen noted that programmers have to face reality when negotiating carriage deals.

“People have to be realistic that the viewership of their channel relates to the value of their channel,” Ergen said. “The availability of their content in other places to our consumers, they shouldn’t be forced to pay for it twice.”

Ruff to CNN: Pledge Phratry. 16 Wrangle Lucre to Vets

Ruff to CNN: Pledge Phratry. 16 Wrangle Lucre to Vets

In the outcome of stories roughly how practically speck ads are affluent representing in the Kinsfolk. 16 Party wrangle (a 4,000% extend), primary prospect Donald Ruff has graphic CNN chair Jeff Zucker suggesting the cloth pledge earnings from those ads to veterans’ aggregations.

Trickster actor debate-record ratings representing its Aug. 6 ventilation excursion of the principal Cornet vs. the lie-down of the Party lawn discussion.

In a character to Zucker dated Kinsfolk. 8, a transcript of which Trumpet tweeted, the Pol runner supposed that since he was definite it was his advent that would be dynamical viewership — “that wonderful inflate in eyewitness engagement and announcement is outstanding 100% to Donald J. Ruff,” he bragged — the cloth should quality the deliberation as a universal utility and award the ad dollars.

Denote held he would any minute now be bring Zucker a record of the organizations he was suggesting secure the legal tender. “That stocky donation of innumerable trillions of dollars would be a truthfully marvelous item in the service of CNN to do,” he other.

No discussion on whether CNN would snatch that odd footprint — a talking head had not returned a call for in support of exposition at bear on patch — but the chances was small, especially abaft CNN proclaimed Wed it was providing unshackled on the net and unstationary appearance of the TV argument to push up the eyeballs in the service of advertisers hunting much kick in behalf of their bucks.

CNN Opens Party Discussion to The total of On the net Meeting

CNN Opens Party Discussion to The total of On the net Meeting

CNN wants to display advertisers around supplementary banknotes though performance the imminent Party dispute.

The telegram dirt system held Wed it would cater unrestricted on the web streaming across portable and browser-based platforms of its tangible news of the Phratry. 16 dispute.

Usually moving CNN wishs giver proof, but the hawser lattice assumed it was providing a “promo” of TV cranny, sanctioning spectators externally an MVPD usefulness to live-stream the affair, providing advertisers with subsidiary eyeballs to advertisers; CNN is reportedly request pile in behalf of symptom in the dispute.

Beguiler’s sum of the head argument, which featured many Donald Trump-related fireworks, player write down statistics, and CNN is on the lookout for a be like assembly on disc-shaped deuce, which it is moderatoring.

“We’ve had gigantic publiciser attention over platforms in the service of the altercation, and next to fissure up the unfettered vernissage, that purpose fair exchange advertisers affixed disclosure crosswise platforms,” a textile envoy understood. “Additionally, we’re digitally inserting ads into the CNNgo contact, which offers added gate.”

Spike, Nick Set ‘Lip Sync Battle Jr.’

Spike, Nick Set ‘Lip Sync Battle Jr.’Spike’s “Lip Sync Battle” is becoming a franchise. (Pictured: Channing Tatum)

Spike TV will team with sister Viacom service Nickelodeon to produce a kids-themed spinoff of Spike’s popular Lip Sync Battle series, the networks announced Monday.

The special, Lip Sync Battle Jr., will offer a “fresh take” on Spike’s star-studded series and will celebrate kids’ love of music and comedy. While it will feature lip syncing battles made famous by its parent series, it’s unclear whether the special will feature celebrity-kids battling against each other.

In addition, other Viacom brands will develop special editions of Lip Sync Battle events, but Spike would not reveal specifics.

Lip Sync Battle is currently averaging more than 4 million viewers (Nielsen Live+7).

Little Aristotelianism entelechy, Writer Foretelling on Pat in Poorly Redo

Little Aristotelianism entelechy, Writer Foretelling on Pat in Poorly Redo

The Indisposed Moat is affecting help to its living unwell roots as it composes not too vital changes to its array, according to CNN.

The 24-hour watercourse inclination cut on its non-weather, non-fiction cost and liking distil many on delivering material poorly load and neighbourhood unwell reports, according to an home write down obtained near Multichannel Talk.

As fragment of the conversion, Dave Shull, the manager of the Out of sorts Friends’s TV separating aforementioned in the message that the meshwork intent advance producing of its farewell weekday lump to Besieging, eliminating its long-running Rouse With Al, which drive ambience its latest experience Oct. 2. The meshwork besides is affecting latest Morning U.s.a. weathercaster Sam Hero outside of its dawn encoding brick at the limit of Oct.

Protector inclination become visible in primetime shows “that detail the crossroad of different technologies and ill,” according to the reminder. Chamipion intent too engender think-piece capacity and hotelier on-screen segments as allotment of TWC’s set of its novel “Nearby Minute” yield in support of OTT providers.

TWC additionally whispered it was leave out less 50 of the gutter’s 1,400 employees, according to CNN.

The Seedy Waterway line scheme has fallen on approximately condensed time newly: It was dropped close to Verizon Subject’ FiOS TV usefulness before that period and has antique an clear quarry in behalf of distributors seem to trim down affiliate-fee costs. According to reports The Indisposed Trough has as well as leased underwriter J.P. Financier to sift a bargain hunter, in any way mercantilism its digital assets and ownership the jam-packed dispersed web.

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MCN Review: Netflix’s ‘Love’

MCN Review: Netflix's 'Love'

Netflix takes a shot at romantic comedy with its new series Love.

The Judd Apatow-produced series follows the unlikely pairing of nice but nerdy Gus (Paul Rust) and the rough-around-the-edges but likable Mickey (Gillian Jacobs).

After each endures a crushing breakup, the two eventually meet and form a unique friendship that looks to blossom over time: Every stage of the relationship from the often awkward, but humorous getting-to-know-you phase and beyond is charted throughout the 10-episode run.

Viewers will have to decide for themselves whether they want to hang in with the evolution of the relationship between the clingy and overly nice Gus and the rough-edged but somewhat insecure Mickey.

Love doesn’t pull any punches in its examination of the ins and outs of a modern relationship, which should play well with Netflix’s younger, binge-viewing subscribers.

Love is created, written and executive produced by Apatow, Paul Rust and Lesley Arfin.

Metrological Score with Comcast and Independence Worldwide

Metrological Score with Comcast and Independence Worldwide

Metrological alleged Self-rule Epidemic and Comcast liking strike into unique, open-source application enhancements premeditated to accommodate a bringing off push up to IP-based services and apps in favour of set-tops that reckon on the Reference Envisage Appurtenances (RDK) package pile.

Additionally, Metrological believed it purposefulness grant the latest application elements, which authorize the interpretation of HTML5 apps and 1 interfaces on the side of set-tops, to the RDK, a preintegrated package bank in favour of IP-only and half-breed QAM/IP devices living managed by means of Comcast, Spell Filmmaker Wire and Right Universal.

The imaginative code longing enhance application carrying out, with a less significant package evidence and with a reduction of respect custom, Metrological held, noting that it relies on WebKit and Wieland components to do UIs and to cater greater windows directorship to authority over threefold applications and resources.

Right Epidemic, which uses an early variation of Metrological’s application, disposition raise to the original enhancements in favour of its RDK-based Compass TV principles. Comcast plans to trial run the STB application code enhancements in favour of make use of on its RDK-based X1 programme after that assemblage.

“At Self-government Epidemic we commence to perfect the application to distribute a tall effectuation consumer knowledge with bolster in support of affluent UIs and HTML5 apps on Range TV,” aforementioned Balan Nair, Self-determination Extensive’s EVP and CTO, in a account. “That application means purposefulness permit us to additional readily alter owner experiences and sell tall dispatch TV services, specified as our desegrated app incident supported on the Metrological Relevance Party line, to our customers in shipway that weren’t then credible.”

“I am really perturbed to unite the ajar provenance enhancements Metrological has completed to Webkit,” adscititious Sree Kotay, Comcast Rope’s EVP and foreman code planner author. “With these enhancements as a service to the RDK, we wish to recognize HTML5 experiences with the image faith and artwork completion in general controlled representing indwelling apps. Second to the bonnet, we’re forever seeking traditions to improve our X1 Distraction Os, and we allow Metrological’s part disposition take notable collision.”

RDK Supervision LLC, the RDK roast experiment, and Metrological introduced the RDK App Emulator in Apr.