After the coffee. Before acting surprised at the welcome-back party awaiting me in the office.
The Skinny: It was so nice of CBS and
Daily Dose: I spent my vacation at Canyon Ranch in Arizona. While I made a point not to watch too much TV, I did notice that the cable package the resort has from
We have a deal. While we were trying to enjoy Labor Day weekend, CBS and Time Warner Cable were laboring at nailing down a new distribution deal. The companies finally came to terms on a retransmission consent agreement and the signals of CBS-owned media properties returned to Time Warner Cable subscribers just in time for the start of the fall television season and, more importantly, the NFL regular season. CBS was able to negotiate a significant increase in fees that Time Warner Cable pays to carry CBS' local TV stations. The deal runs just less than five years. Coverage from the Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and Reuters.
"The Butler" did it ... again. "The Butler" cleaned up at the box office over the Labor Day weekend, beating back a challenge from "One Direction: This is Us." Since Labor Day weekend is considered the end of the summer movie season, there are lots of recaps analyzing the hits and misses of the past three months. Here are takes from the Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal and New York Times.
Too much drama. Reinventing the long-running
Security breach. The first episode for the new season of Showtime's
The boys from Baltimore.
While I was out. I did my best not to pay attention to media while on vacation so I missed this Hollywood Reporter story on Harry Connick Jr. joining the
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