More than 11,000 television and film writers stopped working last week after failing to reach a new contract agreement with the studios that churn out movies, cable and streaming shows. The Writers Guild of America […]
Q+A: Can ‘Inclusion Riders’ Really Change Hollywood?
In closing her memorable Oscar acceptance speech, Frances McDormond left her peers and a national audience with two words — “inclusion rider” — and a lot of questions. The term is a legal concept that […]
Q+A: What Happens if the FCC Removes Protections Against Local Media Monopolies?
The Federal Communications Commission plans to vote on a proposal that would eliminate regulations preventing companies from owning multiple broadcast stations in the same media market, as well as the rules that prevented owning both […]
An Ophthalmologist’s View: Early TV Viewing May Be Linked to Autism
A rising number of children’s videos and television channels have created an abundance of viewing opportunities for babies and toddlers over the last 25 years. The American Academy of Pediatrics has since recommended no screen […]
Aereo Case Could Set a New Precedent For Storing, Streaming Television Content
This week the Supreme Court hears arguments in American Broadcasting Company v. Aereo with its ruling likely to reverberate among cloud storage providers, cable companies, broadcast networks and television consumers. Aereo is a web-based subscription […]
Comcast + Time Warner Cable: What a Merger Could Mean For Your TV, Internet and Wallet
Comcast’s $45.2 billion deal to acquire Time Warner Cable would merge the nation’s top two cable providers into a media leviathan. Over the next year, the Federal Communications Commission will have to sort out whether or […]