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The Best Thanksgiving Television Episodes

November 22, 2017 | Ibex Marketing

Thanksgiving. It’s a time for gratitude, family, football, and increasing your blood pressure. Thanksgiving day is typically filled with a plethora of television spectacles, starting with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. After that, there are usually a handful of NFL games (you can usually count on games featuring the Cowboys, Lions, and Packers). And one of the major networks will usually play a classic Christmas movie, like It’s a Wonderful...

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The “Daily Show” Tree

November 17, 2017 | Ibex Marketing

Jon Stewart is returning to television this weekend. On Saturday, November 18, Stewart will host the Night of Too Many Stars. The comedy special will air on HBO, and will feature a veritable who’s-who of the comedy world. Like with previous iterations of the show, it is a fundraiser for autism education. Stewart left The Daily Show in 2015 after being America’s favorite satirist for 16 years. And technically, he’s...

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Movies Based on TV Shows That Bombed at the Box Office

May 31, 2017 | Ibex Marketing

Right now, the American economy is relatively healthy. More accurately, it’s consistently growing. Of course, these statements are a little general; economic stability varies from industry-to-industry. For example, it’s a great time to be in the appliances/electronics business. On the other hand, Hollywood is experiencing a downturn. That’s not to say the film/TV business is on the verge of collapse or anything. It *is* to say, however, that box office...

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The Most Watched Series Finales

May 10, 2017 | Ibex Marketing

Spring is here. That means flowers. That means picnics in the park. That means the baseball season is throwing out its initial pitches. That also unfortunately means a lot of shows are going on hiatus. For some shows, it’s not a hiatus at all. It’s a final goodbye. In terms of television, April/May is when most shows wrap-up their seasons. May is a particularly important month for networks, as finale...

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The Best Anti-Heroes of Television

May 10, 2017 | Ibex Marketing

For a long time, American television was obsessed with heroism. If the show was broadcast before the late 90s, you can usually count on the fact that the main character was going to be a heroic, inspirational figure. There were tons of medical shows that featured doctors who managed to save yet another life every episode, and cop shows that told stories of police officers always doing the right thing...

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3 Ways Cord Cutters Can Catch NFL Action This Season

August 31, 2016 | Ibex Marketing

Traditionally, one of the biggest downsides of over-the-top and streaming TV (such as Roku, Playstation Vue, etc) has been the lack of live NFL coverage. Most of the NFL broadcasters - such as FOX, CBS and NBC - do have their own app you can install on Roku and the like, but they all require you login via your cable or satellite provider to access the feed. Well, with the...

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Google Nexus Player Appears to Have Yielded to Chromecast

June 1, 2016 | Ibex Marketing

From all reports, it appears the Google Nexus Player has sung its last tune. Having been pulled from most retailer locations a few weeks ago and no longer available from Google directly, for now, it appears Google is content to allow Chromecast to take the lead in their TV/living room-integration efforts. Too bad, too. The hockey puck-shaped Nexus Player always worked easily and reliably in our tests and, other than...

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Best Buy: $10 per Inch for 50″ LCD

July 2, 2012 | Ibex Marketing

This is a price that I'm more used to seeing for a plasma screen than an LCD, but Best Buy is currently offering a 50" LCD HDTV for $500. Now, I'll grant you that it is an Insignia model, which is their house brand. And it is not a top-of-the-line set in terms of features; it's a standard 60Hz set with three HDMI inputs but nothing fancy such as Internet...

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More U.S. Households Rely on TV Broadcasts

June 29, 2012 | Ibex Marketing

In a recent letter to the FCC (as reported by TV Technology), head of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Gordon Smith cited new figures about over-the-air television in the U.S. in support of his statement about the FCC auction of part of the TV radio signal spectrum. According to his statement, the portion of U.S. television households that rely solely on free broadcasts has grown to almost 18%. In...

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Google TV: Round 2

June 28, 2012 | Ibex Marketing

Google TV is back. After an abortive first attempt two years ago, the second generation is getting close to shipping. Both Sony and Vizio have announced network media players based on the Google software, and LG has a new LCD HDTV with the feature. Google TV is intended to bridge the traditional subscription television and over-the-air broadcasts with the growing choices available on the Internet. For example, you should be...

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