After the coffee. Before trying to get into the America's Cup.
The Skinny: Once again I was denied a MacArthur genius grant. Where's the outrage? Somehow I will carry on. Wednesday's roundup includes a new study that downplays cord-cutting and more gossip about shakeups at
Daily Dose: It's hard not to see billboards for new TV shows while driving around Los Angeles these days. Interestingly enough, the location of posters is not just about hitting the most trafficked areas. Networks also often place billboards near the homes of the talent to try to show how heavily their show is being promoted. Sometimes they do that even if they are otherwise not spending a ton of money. So naughty.
What, me worry? A new survey from PricewaterhouseCoopers attempts to throw cold water on the idea that pay-TV customers are itching to cut the cord to their pay-TV service in favor of newer online platforms. Many analysts and columnists have suggested that consumer trends indicate that people -- particularly young adults -- are eager to get away from traditional pay-TV providers in favor of cherry-picking content from other platforms such as
No Bat Phone? Fox has struck a deal with
Ay, caramba! The comedy "Instructions Not Included" is going to become the biggest grossing Spanish-language movie ever in the United States and is now playing on almost 1,000 screens. Variety looks at what is driving its surprising success.
Cloudy with a chance of firings. Some recent departures at Sony Pictures has rumors flying that a bigger overhaul of the executive ranks at the movie studio is in the works.
Trend or coincidence? Over the last few months, three senior reality television executives have left or been pushed out of their jobs. Is there a purge going on or is this just one of those things?
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