The Consumer Electronics Association, a trade organization that represents 2,000 technology companies and runs the International Consumer Electronics Show, announced today that the Dish Hopper with Sling HD DVR is joining the Razer Edge gaming tablet as a co-winner of the 2013 Best of Show in the CES awards program. The CEA also designated the Dish Hopper a 2013 Design and Engineering Award Honoree at CES.
The Consumer Electronics Association, a trade organization that represents 2,000 technology companies, voiced its support today for Dish Network's ad-skipping technology -- the focus of a heated multifront battle between the satellite TV provider and major broadcast television networks, including CBS, the parent company of CNET.
At issue is the legality of Dish's digital video recorder, the Hopper, including its "AutoHop" feature. AutoHop allows customers to record the entire prime-time lineup and automatically skip commercials. Broadcasters argue that the technology threatens to undermine an industry that depends on advertising revenue to help cover the cost … Read more
One of the ways to know your audience is through research. My never-ending quest as a TV marketing guy is to understand viewer behavior and how to influence that decision-making process. We study why TV viewers choose what they choose.
Recently, I traveled with members of my team to Las Vegas to ask these questions and more at our world-class CBS Television City research facility at the MGM Grand Hotel. The 9,000-square-foot space is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, cutting-edge technology, and an expert research staff. This is where we test audience response to new TV shows as well as … Read more
Listeners of The 404 Show have plenty of financial questions, so we look to our resident expert Jill Schlesinger from "CBS MoneyWatch" to make sense of it all. From ETFs to IRAs and everything in between, Jill and Jeff navigate the choppy waters of personal finance. They'll also talk about Apple in great detail, and whether the company's sinking stock price is a sign of things to come.
Jill hits up The 404 Show every three weeks, so if you've got a question you want answered on the show, be sure to send a tweet or e-mail us! … Read more
CBS amended its lawsuit against Dish Network today, claiming the satellite TV provider misled the network about planned ad-skipping technology during contract negotiations in 2011.
The lawsuit is part of a legal battle between Dish and the major television networks that erupted last year over "AutoHop," which allows customers to skip commercials at the touch of a button. The networks, including CBS, which is the parent company of CNET News, contend that the technology threatens to undermine an industry that depends on advertising revenue to help cover the cost of their shows.
In its amended lawsuit, CBS accused … Read more
'Tis the season for holiday promos.
To spread the cheer and allow our shows and stars to make a special connection with viewers, each year we create a new holiday campaign. The 2012 CBS holiday promos feature some of our biggest stars showing their playful sides and wishing health and happiness to the people who tune in to CBS night after night.
This year we also adapted our on-air promos into images that can be viewed and shared online. You can view all of the images here and watch the video below. Take a look, happy holidays, and, as always, … Read more
CBS programming is coming to Hulu Plus.
The video-streaming site announced the news today, saying that the CBS library will be made available to Hulu Plus customers starting in January. More than 2,600 episodes from the CBS library will come to Hulu Plus, including those from series "Medium," "Numb3rs," and "CSI: Miami."
As part of the deal, Hulu will also get its hands on old shows, like "I Love Lucy" and "The Twilight Zone," the company said today in a blog post announcing the deal.
CBS, which owns CNET, … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- A revamped Myspace will stay 'true to roots'
- Check out the latest episode of Aunt Jill's own podcast, Jill on Money!
- Follow Jill on Twitter.
Video voice mail: Lance from Salt Lake can't climb mountains, drives instead.… Read more
It's here. The week we've all strategized and prepared for since May. When America gets to see the new CBS shows for the first time, and gets to find out what's next on their returning favorites. It's an exciting time for all of us in the business: the anticipation of a new season ends and the magic begins as the remotes all click on. After all the hype, the attention, and the reviews, here comes the reality: America decides what they want to watch.
What new shows and characters will people fall in love with? What … Read more
Tellem, who joined CBS in 1997, was a senior advisor to company CEO Leslie Moonves. She was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame in 2006 for her contributions to the electronic arts.
According to Microsoft, Tellem will be charged to helping "to develop unique, compelling storytelling experiences for the Xbox brand." As Microsoft's Entertainment & Digital Media president, Tellem will report to Phil Spencer, who runs Microsoft Studios. Her most immediate … Read more