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Hollywood’s medical TV shows finally have some real value

Medical shows are donating their prop supplies to US hospitals to help fight the Covid-19 pandemic.

The uncertainty of the 2020 Olympics hangs over an anxious TV ad industry

TV networks and advertisers think they can weather the coronavirus storm. But that assumes the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo go on as scheduled.
The Bob Iger era at Disney is over

The Bob Iger era at Disney is over

After 15 years, Bob Iger, who led Disney during a period of massive growth, is stepping down as CEO. The sudden move surprised media observers.
The “Friends” cast members are each making $2.5 million to hang out for an hour

The “Friends” cast members are each making $2.5 million to hang out for an hour

The huge sums for the HBO Max reunion underscore the importance of well-known franchises when launching a new streaming platform.
Streaming still has a long way to go before it catches regular old TV

Streaming still has a long way to go before it catches regular old TV

A new report shows that live and on-demand TV still account for a much larger chunk of TV viewing time than streaming services.
Disney+ is adding subscribers much faster than expected

Disney+ is adding subscribers much faster than expected

The streaming service is off to an impressive start, but as Disney+ expands into other countries, it will need a lot more exciting content than just "The Mandalorian."
How the Super Bowl became an unrivaled US cultural phenomenon

How the Super Bowl became an unrivaled US cultural phenomenon

The NFL championship is an unavoidable, quasi-religious spectacle.
In the age of streaming, the NFL is the last refuge for traditional TV

In the age of streaming, the NFL is the last refuge for traditional TV

As we near the Super Bowl, the popularity of the NFL is perhaps the one thing preventing the traditional American pay-TV system from crashing.
Netflix has hit a wall in the US, but its global outlook is much rosier

Netflix has hit a wall in the US, but its global outlook is much rosier

The anemic US growth is likely to continue—or perhaps worsen—as more major players compete for eyeballs.
Netflix is launching a charm offensive in France to win over film purists

Netflix is launching a charm offensive in France to win over film purists

The French government has long viewed the streaming service as a threat to the country's cultural sovereignty.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus is a major prize for Apple in the TV talent wars

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is a major prize for Apple in the TV talent wars

Apple has secured its biggest Hollywood acquisition since it launched a streaming service last year.
The “Jeopardy: Greatest of All Time” tournament is bigger than most American sports

The “Jeopardy: Greatest of All Time” tournament is bigger than most American sports

The quiz tournament is averaging more viewers than the NBA Finals, World Series, and Stanley Cup.
All the movies and TV shows you need to know about in 2020

All the movies and TV shows you need to know about in 2020

From "Tenet" to "West Side Story," here's every 2020 movie and TV series you should watch for, with trailers, release dates, and more.
HBO has to think hard before making another season of “Watchmen”

HBO has to think hard before making another season of “Watchmen”

It's been a big success for HBO. But the network still faces a difficult to decision about how to move forward with the superhero series.
The post-“Game of Thrones” fantasy TV boom is here, starting with “The Witcher”

The post-“Game of Thrones” fantasy TV boom is here, starting with “The Witcher”

"Game of Thrones" has demonstrated that fantasy can be more than a niche offering.
The Jeopardy “Greatest of All Time” tournament is the contest America needs right now

The Jeopardy “Greatest of All Time” tournament is the contest America needs right now

At a time when so much of American TV is empty spectacle, the upcoming Jeopardy! tournament will be a wholesome competition that rewards actual knowledge.
HBO’s former CEO is the latest big-time TV executive to shift to streaming

HBO’s former CEO is the latest big-time TV executive to shift to streaming

Signing Richard Plepler would be a much-needed boost for Apple's nascent streaming service, which has been met with tepid reviews.
Could Solving Loneliness Be Streaming TV's Next Innovation?

Could Solving Loneliness Be Streaming TV's Next Innovation?

Let's bring the fundamentals of human relationships to the technologies we're building.
Could Solving Loneliness Be Streaming TV's Next Innovation?

Could Solving Loneliness Be Streaming TV's Next Innovation?

Let's bring the fundamentals of human relationships to the technologies we're building.