Cable TV

This week, thousands of cable television industry executives are gathering in Chicago for INTX, the Internet and Television Expo, co-chaired by Alfred C. Liggins, CEO and president of Radio One (the parent company of NewsOne) and TV One, and Jerry Kent, chairman and CEO of Suddenlink Communications. The confab is a rebranded version of National Cable & Telecommunications Association‘s “The Cable Show.” The name change […]

  Deadline is reporting that Spike Lee is teaming up with Showtime to develop a series based on his 1986 feature film debut, “She’s Gotta Have It.” Will this project do for the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn what HBO’s “Girls” has done for Greenpoint? Is Nola Darling the next Hannah (or perhaps that should […]

A recent study suggests that diversity in casting is good for TV ratings. Is Hollywood getting the message? The people behind the study are not so sure, noting that while minorities represent about 37 percent of the U.S. population, we account for just 15 percent of the lead roles on cable TV, and 11 percent […]