Today, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled for broadcasters in the ABC Inc. v. Aereo case, which was the appeal of a 2nd Circuit Court decision over Aereo’s business model that allows transmission of broadcast TV content over the Internet. Here’s some coverage from USA Today and the New York Times.
Parents Television Council President Tim...Read more →
At the root of the problem with cable television is bundling. That is the process by which big media conglomerates tie the carriage of all of their cable networks together when they forge agreements with your local cable or satellite company. The end result of this...Read more →
A new study from the shows that Americans’ fear of crime rises and falls depending on the amount and intensity of violence as portrayed on prime-time TV.Read more →
NBC continues to push an endless stream of tasteless sexual references and innuendo on its new so-called “comedy” Undateable. WARNING: EXPLICIT CONTENT!Read more →
We turn to the news in hopes of gaining the most accurate knowledge of our community and the world around us. We watch it to stay informed. But just how reassured can viewers be that the information we’re given is presented in its raw form? Read more →
Last week, the annual PURPOSE Family Entertainment and Faith-Based Summit convened in Beverly Hills. All the convention’s attendees demonstrated a clear understanding of the concepts of “faith” and “family” entertainment — except America’s broadcast networks.Read more →
The mega-conglomerates that run the entertainment industry love to claim that “we’re just giving people what they want.” But in a battle over cable fees, nearly a million subscribers have demonstrated they don’t miss networks like MTV. Read more →
A recent survey by Nielsen shows that viewers are far more likely to find commercials appearing on family-friendly programs and networks more trustworthy, credible, and relevant than on shows and channels with extreme content.Read more →
The Hollywood Reporter recently detailed a “roundtable” meeting between some of the most influential “comedy” writers working in television today. The article revealed how such writers revel in subjects many Americans don’t find notably funny.Read more →
If you’ve seen the entertainment headlines this week, you’ll know that on FX’s “Louie,” there was an attempted rape scene perpetrated by the titular character – a scene decried by many TV critics and others who are concerned about the use of rape as a plot device in...Read more →
So-called “reality” TV dating shows have typically been racy, from ABC’s (relatively) mild The Bachelor to MTV’s explicitly sexual Jersey Shore. But now, talk show host and former Bravo network executive Andy Cohen is planning a series that will take “explicit” to a whole new level.Read more →
Two of the men previously responsible for assigning parental guideline ratings to films have established a new company offering a unique service: helping filmmakers get around the ratings system. Read more →
Vanity Fair recently published a piece outlining Maleficent costume designer Anna B. Sheppard’s efforts to create an innocent, age-appropriate, non-sexualizing costume for 14-year-old Elle Fanning, who plays princess Aurora in the new Disney hit.
“I really walked away from that image completely. I wanted something really girly and...Read more →