After the coffee. Before cranking "Rock 'n' Roll Animal."
The Skinny: When other kids were buying Beatles albums, I was buying the Velvet Underground's "Loaded." Lou Reed made me feel blue when I wanted to feel blue and lifted me up when I wanted to get higher. Hope your ride into the sun was a good one, Lou; rest in peace. Today's roundup includes the box-office recap. Also,
Daily Dose: In a big step for audience measurement in the digital era, Nielsen is unveiling a "unified encoding approach" that will allow the rating company to track viewership of content across various screens such as tablets and computers. That means if a network makes a show available for a digital device and it has the same commercial load as what airs on TV, Nielsen will include those viewers in the ratings.
Ted talks, theater owners balk. Ted Sarandos, who oversees content for Netflix, wants to get movies on his service the same day they debut in movie theaters. In a speech at an industry event, he charged that movie theater owners are stifling innovation. Of course, getting movies on the same day as theaters makes great sense for Netflix but I can also see why movie theater owner would not be on board with that. After all, Netflix doesn't offer its new shows like
Looking for a fix. Would having their own version of Aereo -- the start-up service that transmits over-the-air signals to consumers over the Internet -- give cable and satellite operators leverage when negotiating with CBS,
First day on the job. Fusion, the new network from
Happy birthday. The
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