June 8, 2012
Content Queens—Sweeney, Dubuc Talk Measurement, Multiplatform
At separate conferences Thurs, Disney co-chair Anne Sweeney and History/Lifetime pres/gm Nancy Dubuc echoed the increasingly common refrain that better measurement across platforms isn’t just key—it’s a must. Each made the case for monetizing C7 ratings and alternative measurement platforms. Here’s more from the execs on TV Everywhere, Netflix and other topics.
More and more retrans skirmishes keep popping up, with DISH losing Hoak stations Wed, including Lincoln, NE’s KHAS (CBS) and Sioux Falls’ KSFY (ABC). But one standoff has come to end: Block and Time Warner Cable.
More changes at the top for Charter. This time it’s a departure, with operations pres Steve Apodaca leaving.
CableFAX Executive Editor Michael Grebb visits the set of IFC’s newest alt-comedy show “Comedy Bang! Bang!” (premieres June 8, 10p ET), where show creator and host Scott Aukerman entertains the likes of Amy Poehler, Ed Helms, Michael Cera and Seth Rogen.