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Sony Pictures Television:

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Sony Pictures Television has given audiences a variety of television content in all genres, such as primetime dramas like The Young and The Restless, comedies like The Goldbergs, and daytime game shows such as Jeopardy. Operating 18 production companies, SPT is one of the largest TV content providers worldwide. Based in Culver City, CA, before its current name, SPT started as Screen Gems, Inc. in New York, a subsidiary of […]

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Cartoon Network: The Best Place for Cartoons Since 1992

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Cartoon Network is an American cable television network owned by Turner Broadcasting System, located in Burbank, California, recently bought by AT&T. Established in October 1992, Turner Broadcasting introduced the first 24-hour cartoon only channel to 2 million households, airing its first cartoon The Great Piggy Bank Robbery (Variety, 2012). Turner Broadcasting System, Inc is managed by Christina Miller who oversees the content, consumer products, franchise management and merchandising strategies of […]

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How AMC is writing its own story?

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How AMC is writing its own story?     Intro and History AMC is an American pay television channel owned by AMC Networks. With its headquarter being based in New York city, AMC broadcasts programs nationalwide. At the end of 2016, it had 2029 full-time employees and 314 part-time employees. Meanwhile, AMC had 91.2 million subscribers, 3% decreased by 2015. (2016 Annual Report of AMC Networks, 2017)       […]

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Original Productions: A New Type of Television

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Original Productions is one of the highest rated unscripted television production companies in the country, and is most popularly known for its highly successful shows on Discovery, History, Spike TV, and TruTV such as “Deadliest Catch”, “Ice Road Truckers”, and “1000 Ways to Die” to name a few. The company was founded by successful producer, Thom Beers, in 1999 and resides in Burbank, California. Original Productions content mainly shows everyday […]

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America’s Most Edgy Channel: Viceland

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Established in 1994 by Suroosh Alvi, Shane Smith, and Gavin McInnes, Vice Media Incorporated is a global youth media company that specializes in print, event, music, online, television, and feature film business, both domestic and internationally (“Vice Media Inc,” n.d.). The media company launched their only cable channel in 2016, called Viceland. Viceland is looking to capture the important 18-34 demographic by programming nonmainstream original content meant to relate to […]

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Stream or be Streamed: ABC Studios Adjusts to the Future

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ABC Studios is a major production company that works under the umbrella of the Disney-ABC Entertainment Group, owned by The Walt Disney Company (Investopedia, 2018, para 4). ABC Entertainment Group is one of the five largest companies (along with Marvel Entertainment, ESPN, Inc., Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, U.S., Inc., and LucasFilm Ltd., LLC) that belongs to Disney. ABC Studios is the primary content creator for ABC Entertainment Group and […]

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Bad Robot Productions: A Small Company with Big Ideas

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  “I know the idea of mystery and the idea of asking compelling questions – the key to any of that is having characters you believe and care about.”   Bad Robot is a film and television production company based out of an unassuming, three story building in Santa Monica, California. The thing that sets this company apart, however, is something that no other production company can duplicate: its founder […]

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HBO: The Biggest Name in Television is “Not TV”

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  Corporate Introduction and History Home Box Office, or HBO, began in 1972 under Chuck Dolan, a New York cable entrepreneur whose vision for a television channel combining sports and movies laid the foundation for a corporation that has since grown into an entertainment giant (Mair, 1988, p.3-4).  From its original subscriber base of 325 individuals in Wilkes-Barre, PA, its popularity exploded to include over 15 million subscribers across the […]

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Trigger Street Productions: the Secret Force Behind Your Favorite Shows

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  Much like Kevin Spacey’s character in their most iconic property, House Of Cards, Trigger Street  Productions has quickly risen from the obscurity to become a household name. However, instead of political sphere, like Spacey in the show, Trigger Street is a rising star in the entertainment industry. Trigger Street Productions is a diverse company that has found success in everything from television to film to podcasting. Since being founded […]