Swinging for the Fences

June 2013
Variety;6/12/2013, Vol. 320 Issue 8, p30
Trade Publication
The article examines cable television programming and television program production by cable and subscription television networks. The production and broadcasting of original programs as a means of branding such networks is examined. Examples cited include the 2013 programs "Banshee" on the Cinemax subscription network, "Spartacus" on the Starz subscription network and "Vikings" on the cable network History Channel.


Related Articles

  • He'll Take 'Manhattan' -- and 'Salem' as Well.  // Variety;11/26/2013, Vol. 322 Issue 5, p17 

    The article focuses on Matt Cherniss, President of the cable television network WGN America owned by Tribune Broadcasting. Cherniss's decision for finance the original television programs "Salem" and "Manhattan" which the network will broadcast in 2014 is discussed as a major change from its...

  • Inside Turner's quest to take on broadcast. STEINBERG, BRIAN // Advertising Age;4/16/2012, Vol. 83 Issue 16, p8 

    The article focuses on the cable television company Turner Entertainment Networks, operators of the cable television networks TNT and TBS. The company's business plan, which resembles that of traditional broadcast networks in its high spending on original programs and its relatively high...

  • Nerds of paradise: Pay TV embraces genre. Lowry, Brian // Variety;7/19/2010, Vol. 419 Issue 9, p10 

    The author offers opinions on television programs presented by subscription television companies. The increasing production of science fiction and fantasy programs by subscription television companies such as Home Box Office is attributed to their ability to create more expensive programs aimed...

  • Drama Dynamite.  // Variety;10/8/2013, Vol. 321 Issue 14, p77 

    The article discusses the history of the cable television network TNT owned and operated by Turner Broadcasting System. The network's production and programming of original television dramas, particularly police procedurals, is examined. The ratings success of the cop show "The Closer," one of...

  • GETTING DOWN TO SERIES BUSINESS.  // Variety;1/22/2014, Vol. 322 Issue 14, p40 

    The article focuses on Chris Albrecht, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the subscription television broadcasting company Starz. The company's unusual status in the mass media industry as an independent operator of subscription cable television networks is noted. The January 25, 2014 debut of the...

  • Aiming for critical cred, cable nets queue up scripted shows. POGGI, JEANINE // Advertising Age;4/16/2012, Vol. 83 Issue 16, p12 

    The article considers a trend in cable television in which television networks such as History Channel, Bravo and the Hallmark Channel which have previously broadcast reality television programs are purchasing scripted programs for broadcast in 2012 and 2013. It is noted that reality programs...

  • IT'S NOT TV... IT'S FX. Crupi, Anthony // Adweek;3/3/2014, Vol. 55 Issue 9, p16 

    The article focuses on the cable television network FX. The participation of actor Billy Bob Thornton in the program "Fargo" and of motion picture director Guillermo del Toro in the program "The Strain," each of which is being financed in production, by FX, are among the examples cited of the...

  • Channel 5 should forget about 'doing a Tesco.' Soffe, Jennie // Marketing Week;9/6/2001, Vol. 24 Issue 30, p16 

    Focuses on the necessity of Channel five to raise revenue to fund its daily programming in Great Britain. Search of revenue opportunities by the chief executive director Dawn Airey; Solution to increase revenues in the face of the advertising downturn; Net profit of Channel five and Channel four.

  • FEEVEE PULLS DRAMA OUT OF CASH CRISIS. Groves, Don // Variety;6/10/2002, Vol. 387 Issue 4, p27 

    Reports on the investments made by pay television platform Optus to finance several television dramas in Australia as of June 2002. Percentage of the company's production budgets contributed to secure the rights to screen programs on the Oh! channel; Review being conducted by the Australian...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics