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17 января, 19:50

2017 TV: What Shows Have Been Canceled or Renewed?

2017 has already brought us several major TV show cancellations and renewals. Here's a look at what series have been axed or renewed this year so far.

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11 января, 23:20

Hulu Insights: It's Time to Reimagine the Ad Model

By Julie Detraglia, Head of Advertising Sales Research, Hulu With the advertising industry in a state of perennial disruption and viewers experiencing content on more screens than ever before, it’s time that advertisers rethink the age-old 15- and 30-second spots. Traditional television businesses have taken up that banner: NBC ran live commercials during its Hairspray broadcast. Turner is running half the commercials in originals on TNT in 2017. But that’s only part of the story. Here are the three things that marketers need to know in 2017: 1. Viewers are Receptive to Ads Consumers have multiple options for ad avoidance: ad blocking, fast-forwarding or paying premiums for ad-free services. But the reality is that the majority of consumers are, in fact, receptive to ads. According to research from Hulu, 93% of consumers have some level of receptivity to ads, with 35% saying they are highly receptive. And each week, the majority of new Hulu subscribers choose the ad-supported model – viewers are self-selecting into a brand-sponsored TV experience. 2. Receptivity Is Related to Content and Choice We’ve all heard (and used) the phrase “content is king” a million times, but it is a virtually indisputable fact that there is no content on earth more engaging than premium long-form television. On-demand, purposeful viewing has a positive impact on ads: when viewers are watching a favorite show their likelihood to view commercials increases by 21%, and by 46% for their #1 favorite. 3. We Need to Customize to Optimize Viewers tell us that they prefer ads that are informative, relevant, and tailored to the environment in which they view them. The marriage of ad and program becomes most powerful when creative messages are customized for the platform, as Hulu discovered when we tested sequential ad messaging: creative units that tell a story over the course of the program. Uniting commercial storytelling with content storytelling drives engagement and effectiveness, and decreases annoyance. While the media landscape, and along with it consumer expectation, has transformed, commercially supported media is nowhere near dead. Consumers have a desire and a need to be informed about the products and services that are relevant to their lives. In order to effectively engage consumers, we must usher in a new era of innovation and creativity, reimagining the 15-and 30-second spots in advertiser-supported television. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

10 января, 15:27

Can AT&T (T) Skip FCC Scrutiny for Time Warner Acquisition?

AT&T Inc.'s (T) management expects the Time Warner Inc. (TWX) deal to be accretive to both adjusted earnings and free cash flow, in the first year post closure.

09 января, 17:29

Интернет-торговлю в России приостановили на каникулы

Попытки таможни сделать доставку товаров из зарубежных интернет-магазинов прозрачной приводит к остановке этой интернет-торговли

06 января, 23:01

Will Trump Put Breaks on AT&T-Time Warner Deal? ETFs in Focus

President-elect Donald Trump remains against the AT&T-Time Warner Deal.

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04 января, 17:59

AC/DC – 10 of the best

From the overlooked lyrical brilliance of Bon Scott, via riffs that defined rock, to the triumphant comeback with Brian Johnson, here are 10 AC/DC classicsThough the Young brothers, Angus and Malcolm, had formed AC/DC in 1973, their story really begins with the arrival of Bon Scott in September 1974. Scott was a veteran of the Australian rock scene – he’d sung with the Spektors, the Valentines and Fraternity without ever reaching any level of real success. He’d also worked in a fertiliser plant, and in May 1974 had a motorcycle accident – riding drunk after a row – that left him in a coma for three days. So, 28 years old by the time he joined AC/DC, he was well acquainted with the vicissitudes of life, and quite how long the way to the top was if you wanted to rock’n’roll. The anger at spending years on the fringes and the joy at getting another shot burst through in his lyrics in the early AC/DC records. The group’s first Australian album, High Voltage, came out in February 1975, but their second, TNT (released in December of the same year) was where Scott really found his voice. It opened with It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock’n’Roll) and Rock’n’Roll Singer, which were pretty much Scott’s manifestoes of the rock’n’roll life – grubby, dirty, venal, but a whole lot better than the alternative. “Well you can stick your nine-to-five living / And your collar and your tie / And you can stick your moral standards / ’Cos it’s all a dirty lie,” he sings on Rock’n’Roll Singer, those last two words given an almost camp inflection. (It’s often overlooked that Scott was, at his best, an excellent lyric writer, and – just as important – brilliant at phrasing in his delivery.) And, in one of the all time great asides in rock, he comes off the second chorus of “Gonna be a rock’n’roll singer / Gonna be a rock’n’roll star” with the perfect justification for his ambition: “I hear it pays well!” Continue reading...

31 декабря 2016, 19:52

10 TV Season Finales to Watch in January

January will also bring a slew of notable season enders to the screen. Here are 10 TV season finales to watch over the next month.

27 декабря 2016, 20:37

В Украине отремонтировали рекордное за 10 лет количество автодорог, - Омелян

В Украине в 2016 году отремонтировали рекордное за 10 лет количество автомобильных дорог - около 1 тыс. километров. Об этом на итоговой годовой пресс-конференции заявил министр инфраструктуры Владимир Омелян, передает корреспондент РБК-Украина. "Отремонтировано впервые за 10 лет рекордное количество автодорог, около 1 тысячи километров", - заявил Омелян...

23 декабря 2016, 17:30

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: FedEx, Verizon, Morgan Stanley, Caterpillar and Allergan

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: FedEx, Verizon, Morgan Stanley, Caterpillar and Allergan

21 декабря 2016, 17:30

E*Trade Financial, Cerner and FedEx highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day

E*Trade Financial, Cerner and FedEx highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day

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21 декабря 2016, 15:20

FedEx (FDX) Misses Q2 Earnings Estimates, Shares Decline

FedEx (FDX) reported lower-than- expected earnings in the quarter.

21 декабря 2016, 01:44

FedEx Falls on Mixed Q2 Earnings, Fiscal 2017 Guidance 'On Track'

FedEx Corp. (FDX) just released its second quarter fiscal 2017 financial results after the bell, posting diluted earnings of $2.80 per share and revenues of $14.9 billion.

20 декабря 2016, 02:30

Kim Philby: Revealing the Man Behind the Treachery - Family, Autobiography, Quotes (2000)

Philby, Burgess and MacLean a Granada TV drama written by Ian Curteis in 1977, covers the period of the late 1940s, when British intelligence investigated Maclean until 1955 when the British government cleared Philby because it did not have enough evidence to convict him. Philby has a key role in Mike Ripley's short story Gold Sword published in 'John Creasey's Crime Collection 1990' which was chosen as BBC Radio 4's Afternoon Story to mark the 50th anniversary of D-Day on 6 June 1994. Cambridge Spies, a 2003 four-part BBC drama, recounts the lives of Philby, Burgess, Blunt and Maclean from their Cambridge days in the 1930s through the defection of Burgess and Maclean in 1951. Philby is played by Toby Stephens. German author Barbara Honigmann's Ein Kapitel aus meinem Leben tells the history of Philby's first wife, Litzi, from the perspective of her daughter. One of the earliest appearances of Philby as a character in fiction was in the 1974 Gentleman Traitor by Alan Williams, in which Philby goes back to working for British intelligence in the 1970s. In the 1980 British television film Closing Ranks, a false Soviet defector sent to sow confusion and distrust in British intelligence is unmasked and returned to the Soviet Union. In the final scene, it is revealed that the key information was provided by Philby in Moscow, where he is still working for British intelligence. In the 1981 Ted Allbeury novel The Other Side of Silence, an elderly Philby arouses suspicion when he states his desire to return to England.[75] The 1984 Frederick Forsyth novel The Fourth Protocol features an elderly Philby's involvement in a plot to trigger a nuclear explosion in Britain. In the novel, Philby is a much more influential and connected figure in his Moscow exile than he apparently was in reality.[76] In the 1987 adaptation of the novel, also named The Fourth Protocol, Philby is portrayed by Michael Bilton. In contradiction of historical fact, he is murdered by the KGB in the opening scene. In the 2000 Doctor Who novel Endgame, the Doctor travels to London in 1951 and matches wits with Philby and the rest of the Cambridge Five. The Tim Powers novel Declare (2001) is partly based on unexplained aspects of Philby's life, providing a supernatural context for his behaviour.[77] The Robert Littell novel The Company (2002) features Philby as a confidant of former CIA Counter-Intelligence chief James Angleton.[78] The book was adapted for the 2007 TNT television three-part series The Company, produced by Ridley Scott, Tony Scott and John Calley; Philby is portrayed by Tom Hollander. Philby appears as one of the central antagonists in William F. Buckley Jr's 2004 novel Last Call for Blackford Oakes.[75] The 2013 Jefferson Flanders novel The North Building explores the role of Philby in passing American military secrets to the Soviets during the Korean War. The 1971 BBC television drama Traitor starred John Le Mesurier as Adrian Harris, a character loosely based on Kim Philby. John le Carré (David Cornwell) depicts a Philby-like upper-class traitor in the 1974 novel Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. The novel has been adapted as a 1979 TV miniseries, a 2011 film, and radio dramatisations in 1988 and 2009. In real life, Philby had ended le Carré's intelligence officer career by betraying him to the Russians.[80] In the 1977 film The Jigsaw Man by Dorothea Bennett and the 1983 film adaption of it, The Jigsaw Man, "Sir Philip Kimberly" is a former head of the British Secret Service who defected to Russia, who is then given plastic surgery and sent back to Britain on a spy mission. Under the cover name of 'Mowgli' Philby appears in Duncan Kyle's World War II thriller Black Camelot published in 1978. John Banville's 1997 novel The Untouchable is a fictionalised biography of Blunt that includes a character based on Philby. Philby was the inspiration for the character of British intelligence officer Archibald "Arch" Cummings in the 2005 film The Good Shepherd. Cummings is played by Billy Crudup. The 2005 film A Different Loyalty is an unattributed account taken from Eleanor Philby's book, Kim Philby: The Spy I Loved. The film recounts Philby's love affair and marriage to Eleanor Brewer during his time in Beirut and his eventual defection to the Soviet Union in late January 1963, though the characters based on Philby and Brewer have different names. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Philby

17 декабря 2016, 07:30

These NBA Teams Will Bore You to Death This Season

If they have not already fallen asleep, expect hometown fans of these 5 NBA teams to start filing out early in the fourth quarter to beat traffic.

16 декабря 2016, 18:29

Ожидания Fedex на 2017 финансовый год

Американская компания FedEx (FDX), предоставляющая почтовые, курьерские и другие услуги логистики по всему миру, из года в год стремится поднять EPS (прибыль на акцию) на 10%-15%. FedEx сосредоточился на электронной коммерции и росте мировой торговли на ближайшие пару лет. Компания ожидает, что ВВП США прибавит 2,3% наряду с повышением на 2,1% индекса промышленного производства в 2017 году. В соответствии с ожиданиями FedEx, потребительские расходы в США вырастут на 2,6% в 2017 году по сравнению с 2,7% в 2016 году. В презентации для инвесторов, FedEx поделился и глобальными ожиданиями. Компания прогнозирует глобальный рост ВВП на уровне 2,3% и 2,7% в 2016 и 2017 годах соответственно. Потребительские расходы на развитых рынках, как ожидается, стимулируют рост для компании. Феноменальный рост электронной коммерции является еще одним стимулом для роста доходов FDX в 2017 финансовом году. Тем не менее, геополитическая напряженность и терроризм могут негативно повлиять на рост показателей FedEx. Кроме того, еще одним негативным фактором для роста в 2017 финансовом году является неблагоприятное влияние Brexit на европейский бизнес компании. Теперь, когда Федеральная резервная система повысила процентные ставки, процентные расходы Fedex должны расти в ближайшем будущем. ФРС также озвучил ожидания дальнейшего повышения процентных ставок в 2017 году. FedEx добавит операции TNT Express в сегмент FedEx Express, чтобы расширить свой нынешний портфель услуг. FedEx Express ориентирован на достижение $2,8 млрд годового операционного дохода в 2017 финансовом году, без учета влияния TNT Express. Компания ожидает, что подразделение FedEx Freight покажет улучшения за счет роста промышленности. Ожидается, что FedEx (FDX) сообщит результаты второго квартала 2017 финансового года 20 декабря после закрытия торгов. В прошлом квартале FedEx опубликовал отчет, который превзошел ожидания аналитиков. В целом, компания превосходит ожидания аналитиков в каждом из последних четырех кварталов. Средний "сюрприз" по прибыли составляет 3,92%. В последнее время, акции FedEx находились на восходящем тренде. За последние три месяца, FDX прибавили 22,73%, в то время как отрасль выросла на 14,26% за тот же период. На текущий момент акции FedEx (FDX) котируются по $196,97 (-0,48%)Источник: FxTeam

16 декабря 2016, 18:24

Craig Sager: much-loved NBA reporter who brought color and courage

The Turner Sports veteran was not just an unlikely fashion icon and one half of basketball’s best comedy teams. He was a powerful figure of strength and willIt was a night of mourning across the NBA. On Thursday, broadcasters, coaches and players paid tribute to long-time Turner Sports reporter Craig Sager, who died from myeloid leukemia aged 65. With Sager’s death, the game lost one of its greatest ambassadors – and one if its most colorful characters.Over the course of a long career, Sager covered a wide variety of sports. He began covering baseball in the 1970s: as Hank Aaron noted, Sager was there waiting for him at home plate when he surpassed Babe Ruth’s home run record. Through the decades, Sager covered the MLB playoffs, college football, tennis, golf, Olympic events and even the 1990 World Cup in Italy. However, he will be forever be linked with basketball, and achieved his greatest notability as a fixture on TNT’s NBA broadcasts. Continue reading...

16 декабря 2016, 15:14

FedEx (FDX) Likely to Beat on Q2 Earnings: Stock to Gain?

FedEx (FDX) is set to report its second quarter results on Dec 20.

15 декабря 2016, 19:39

Traces Of Explosives Found In Egyptair Crash, Investigators Report

CAIRO, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Egyptian air accident investigators said on Thursday traces of explosives had been found on the remains of victims of an Egyptair flight that crashed en route from Paris to Cairo. Flight MS 804 plunged into one of the deepest parts of the Mediterranean Sea on May 19, killing all 66 people on board. Egypt’s investigation committee issued a statement saying the coroner had found traces of explosives on the remains of some victims. It gave no more details but said its findings were sent to prosecutors investigating foul play. “The technical investigation committee ... places itself and its expertise at the disposal of prosecutors,” it said. A judicial source said the prosecution had not received details about the explosives traces but would include the coroner’s findings in its inquiries. An Egyptian source familiar with the matter said Egypt had informed France months ago about its findings but French investigators had requested more time to study them. “That is why it took so long to make an announcement,” the source said, declining to be named as the investigation is continuing. Paris newspaper Le Figaro reported in September that French investigators had seen trace levels of TNT on the plane’s debris but were prevented from further examining it. Egyptian officials denied at the time obstructing French inquiries. France has hinted at its frustration at the pace of the investigation but has stopped short of openly criticizing Cairo, with which it enjoys broadly positive relations and which has ordered French Rafale fighter jets.   SMOKE In a telephone call between the countries’ foreign ministers on Aug. 3, France’s Jean-Marc Ayrault spoke of the “difficult situation for families waiting to recover bodies and personal effects of the victims and to know the causes of the crash.” Two Western sources briefed on the investigation expressed reservations about the explosives findings and said a technical cause remained the most likely. One of the sources said the traces of explosives reportedly found appeared to be identical to samples previously held in stock, whereas there would usually be tiny forensic differences. Neither source agreed to be identified because of the sensitivity of the matter. A spokesman for France’s BEA air crash investigation agency said it was not involved in the analysis and declined further comment. The BEA is accredited to the investigation as the Airbus aircraft was designed and built in France. It provided help on the sea search and repairs to damaged flight recorders, but Western sources say it has mainly been kept at arm’s length from the rest of the investigation. Planemaker Airbus declined comment on the Egyptian announcement. Audio from the flight recorder mentions a fire on board the plane in its final moments and analysis of the flight data recorder showed smoke in the lavatory and avionics bay. The Paris prosecutor’s office opened a manslaughter investigation in June but said it was not looking into terrorism as a possible cause of the crash at this stage. No group has claimed responsibility for the crash. In October 2015, a bomb brought down a Metrojet plane carrying Russian holidaymakers home from the Red Sea resort of Sharm al-Sheikh, killing all 224 people on board. Islamic State claimed responsibility for that attack, saying it smuggled aboard explosives in a soft drink can. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

14 декабря 2016, 14:09

The 5 Most Disappointing NBA Teams This Season

The most disappointing NBA teams entered this season with high hopes, but they will likely fail to make the playoffs. Better luck next year.