Changes are coming to CNN’s morning lineup, according to The New York Times
. In the works is a new four-hour morning show block. The first two hours will be hosted by recent ABC News correspondent Ashleigh Banfield and Zoraida Sambolin, a former news anchor in Chicago. Former CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien will host the second two-hour segment.
There’s no word on whether the new show block will be called “American Morning,” like CNN’s existing show, or be re-titled.
CNN is available to all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.
10/31/11 at 2:22 pm Steve
History Channel is partnering with the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund’s (VVMF) Call for Photos
, a nationwide campaign to collect a photograph for each of the 58,272 men and women whose names are inscribed on The Wall at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The goal is to ensure Vietnam veterans’ stories and sacrifices will never be forgotten
Anyone with a picture of a service member listed on The Wall is encouraged to submit it online. Collected photographs will be displayed in the future Education Center at The Wall and appear on the VVMF’s Virtual Memorial Wall.
The partnership ties to History Channel’s upcoming six-hour special, “Vietnam in HD,” premiering Nov. 8.
History Channel is available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.
10/28/11 at 1:30 pm Steve
Traditional TV viewing continues to rise in popularity and frequency, according to Nielsen’s Cross-Platform Report
for the second quarter of 2011. Monthly time spent watching traditional TV rose 1.9 percent, to 146 hours and 20 minutes, a year-over-year increase of two hours and 43 minutes.
The study also found that Americans watched more than four times as much time-shifted TV – on digital video recorders (DVRs) and video-on-demand service – as online video. Households with a DVR increased to 39 percent, up 13 percent in the last year. In the last two years, time-shifted TV viewing per month rose 31 percent.
10/24/11 at 1:38 pm Steve
In tonight’s premiere of “Penn & Teller Tell a Lie”
on the Discovery Channel
, illusionists/comedians Penn Jillette and Teller bring their unique vision of the world to an interactive series with a twist. Each week, Penn and Teller will make up seven outrageous, hard-to-believe claims. While six of the stories are true, one of them is a lie. Viewers will be invited to go the show’s website or use its iOS app to vote on which story they think is fake.
Discovery Channel is available to Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.
10/05/11 at 1:38 pm Steve
There’s good news for shoppers in the market for a really big HDTV, reports ZDNet’s Sean Portnoy
. Not only will there be the usual holiday season discounts, but research indicates that inventories for larger sets are much higher than normal, which usually leads to price cutting.
10/03/11 at 1:45 pm Steve
Owners of the country’s largest aquarium manufacturing company star in a new Animal Planet reality show called “Tanked,”
which debuts tomorrow evening. Brothers-in-law Wayde King and Brett Raymer run Las Vegas-based Acrylic Tank Mfg., which produces “some of the most outrageous, larger-than-life and one-of-a-kind tanks for some of the most striking fish and clients around.”
Animal Planet is generally available to Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.
08/18/11 at 2:59 pm Steve
Multichannel News reports
that cable shows about discarded merchandise or hidden treasures – History’s Channel’s “Pawn Stars,” TLC’s “Auctioneers” and “Pawn Queens,” Spike TV’s “Auction Hunters” and A&E’s “Storage Wars” – are producing record viewership for the networks. Given the tough economy, the shows’ mix of entrepreneurialism, nostalgia and get-rich-quick elements are driving the genre’s popularity, according to network executives.
History, TLC, Spike TV and A&E are generally available to Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.
08/08/11 at 2:45 pm Steve
Paced by HBO and AMC, cable networks fared very well in this year’s primetime Emmy Award nominations, reported Multichannel News
. HBO earned 104 nominations, led by its miniseries “Mildred Pierce” and “Boardwalk Empire.” AMC received 29 nominations, including 19 for “Mad Men,” which has won three previous Emmys for best drama series. In all, cable networks garnered more than 250 nominations.
Among other cable networks receiving multiple nominations were History Channel (7), Cartoon Network (6), FX (6), Nickelodeon (6) and Discovery Channel (5). These networks and AMC are available to virtually all Suddenlink customers who have what is commonly known as Expanded Basic TV service.
Check here for a complete list of nominations.
07/15/11 at 1:44 pm Steve
Sales of 3D TVs haven’t taken off as some expected. Why? Phillip Swann, of TVPredictions.com, offers 10 reasons why people won’t watch 3D TV
– ranging from uncomfortable and expensive glasses to the fact that many people had (not that long ago) bought new (non-3D) sets because of the digital broadcast-TV transition and now don’t have the discretionary funds to replace those sets or buy new ones with 3D capability.
07/07/11 at 1:42 pm Steve
About one-third of Americans do other things while watching live or time-shifted TV programming, reports MediaDailyNews
, which examined the findings of a Harris Interactive poll with Adweek
The most popular multitasking activity is surfing the Internet. More than half (56%) of those surveyed said they use the Net while watching TV. Other activities that scored high were reading, social networking and texting.
06/16/11 at 2:49 pm Steve