Showbiz Sandbox 123: DVR Data Can Save TV Shows From Cancellation
October 17, 2011
It turns out your DVR can be helpful beyond just recording your favorite television shows. Examining which commercials you skip past might be able to help predict box office flops and monitoring which shows you watch can save a borderline series from being canceled. We’ll debate whether television networks and movie studios can benefit from the data being collected from your DVR.
Apple however may be trying to make your DVR obsolete. The long standing rumors that Apple might be working on a next generation television set have heated up once again. Would you welcome Apple into your living room?
Dozens of entries make up this year’s Best Foreign Language Oscar list, though all of them will ultimately be nominated. We’ll explain how the list ultimately gets whittled down to just five movies.
We also cover the week’s top entertainment headlines including why Hulu is no longer for sale, why Jonny Depp’s “Lone Ranger” is back in production and how Amazon plans to make publishers unnecessary.
Scorsese’s Unfinished 3-D “Hugo” Gets Strong Reception
Academy Unveils Entrants For Best Foreign Language Film
Are DVR Ad-Zappers Signaling Trouble For ‘Three Musketeers’?
DVRs Bring Some Shows A Ratings Boost
CBS Masters Viewers Universe With Big Bang Theory
Early Report: Facebook Music Isn’t Helping Artists Gain Fans
Pandora Slow To Lure Mobile Ad Dollars Even As iPad Listeners Flock
Billy Elliott To Close In January
Funny Girl Finds A Home On Broadway
A Detour On Road To Broadway For ‘The King’s Speech’
Susan Boyle Musical Coming To America?
Samuel L. Jackson In ‘The Mountaintop’: What Did The Critics Think?
The Mountaintop (Sort Of) Scales The Heights
Apple, Hollywood in Talks to Allow Movies On iPhones, iPads
Steve Jobs’ Groundbreaking Finale: Remaking The TV
Can Netflix Sell U.S. Users On Foreign Shows?
Black List Launching Web Site That Tracks Most Popular Scripts In Real Time
Official: Disney’s ‘Lone Ranger’ Sets May 31, 2013 Release Date
Iranian Actress Faces Flogging Over Film
Scarlett Johansson’s Alleged Hacker Apologizes
Paul Simon Plans Graceland Tour
Comedy From Ryan Murphy & Allison Adler Lands At NBC With Big Commitment
Alec Baldwin To Host Podcast For WNYC
Universal Cancels ‘Tower Heist’ Premium-VOD Test
Netflix Pays $1 Billion For CW Streaming Rights
Rosie O’Donnell Beats Oprah Winfrey On Her OWN Network
Hulu Is No Longer For Sale
Hulu’s Owners May Pursue An IPO For Video Website After Canceling Auction
Amazon Signs Up Authors, Writing Publishers Out Of Deal
Cinema With A New Dimension