Tag Archives: HBO

The Media Notepad: Four ABC 7 emloyees told to stay home due to coronavirus

Also: Steve Wilkos and Maury Povich renewed; Kids in the Hall returns; Divorce Court gets a new judge The coronavirus epidemic has now hit Chicago’s media community. As [..]

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Rewinding 2019 in media

  Disney Plus made the biggest splash of the year 2019 saw the end of several institutions, big media battles, and disappointing sports teams. Let’s start with the [..]

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WIND-AM’s Joe Walsh to run against President Trump in 2020; syndicated radio show to be dropped

But his local show might stay If you want to pop the bubbly celebrating former Illinois Representative Joe Walsh leaving his radio show because he’s running for the [..]

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It’s HBO…to the Max

Warner Media unveils new streaming service name, but little else As anticipated for months, Warner Media (the former TimeWarner) unveiled the new name for its new streaming service: [..]

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Media Notepad: “Red Line” derails in the ratings against “Game of Thrones”

Plus…. Ratings for Bulls and Blackhawks continue to fall; Jeopardy continues to roll thanks to a winning contestant; Crain’s partners with WGN Radio As one might have predicted, [..]

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The Media Notepad: “Game of Thrones”, Masters score big

Also… Face The Truth won’t be back for a second season; CourTV returns May 8; AT&T sells Hulu strike While HBO turned Chicago’s weather into one big promotional [..]

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The Media Notepad: Bears draw big ratings for SNF

Plus… HBO Boxing swan song a bust; Judge Joe Brown returns to TV The Monsters Of The Midway are back! Sunday Night Football scored a significant ratings victory [..]

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HBO to end boxing telecasts after 45 years

Move marks latest shift for premium service (Editor’s Note: This post has been updated.) After a few years on the ropes, HBO’s boxing franchise is down for the [..]

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Think Tank: HBO wants to get “bigger”

They want to get “bigger and broader” to compete with Netflix – but they use language only a commercial broadcaster would use If you are a fan of [..]

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The 2017 Primetime Emmys: “The Handmaid’s Tale” surprise big night

Diversity shines during Emmy telecast, but presentation showcases the worst of Hollywood  The 69th Annual Emmy Awards took place Sunday night described as Hollywood’s annual self-congratulatory fest. Oh [..]

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Think Tank Express: ESPN’s Jemele Hill should keep her job (updated)

Why? Bill Maher and former Rep. Joe Walsh have said much worse about African-Americans – and they get to keep THEIR jobs  (Editor’s Note: This post has been [..]

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ESPN fights its way back into the boxing business

More boxing on the way As the sports world Saturday was focusing on the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor pay-per-view fight from Las Vegas, ESPN made some boxing news of [..]

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Bill Maher escapes punishment for N-Word use on “Real Time”

The use of a racial slur isn’t the career-ending death sentence one think it is – but should it? Bill Maher’s use of the “N-Word” on his Real Time [..]

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T Dog’s Media Notepad: Bulls dragging down NBA ratings

Also: ABC 7 and WGN-TV are February sweeps winners; Tribune Broadcasting update; T.D. Jakes show is canceled; Legion, Good Wife renewed; Iron Fist debuts  With the 33-37 Bulls once [..]

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