2011 was a big year for cabletv.com. Not only did we launch the site mid-way through the year, we got a lot of great exposure from sites like AdWeek, BuzzFeed, About.com, New York Magazine, The Guardian, and much more. And you know what? We couldn’t have done it without you, faithful reader. You simply being here, reading and viewing our work makes it all worth while. So thank you for reading the cabletv.com blog. As we move into a holiday break and prepare for next year, let’s take a quick look back at some of the most popular articles featured on this website during 2011.
What 9,000 TV Channel Logos Looks Like. It’s nearly impossible to fully grasp the absolutely massive number of television channels out there today. For each channel, there’s a logo design that is easily recognizable and often memorable. Here, for your viewing pleasure, are more than 9,000 TV channel logos.
When’s the Best Time to Buy a TV? There’s no denying it: TVs are expensive. Even if you can find a good TV sale you’re still likely to fork out a lot of money for a decently-sized HD TV. Still, if there were a time of the year when you could buy a TV for the cheapest price, you would be a fool to look the otherway.
300 Remarkable Vintage TV Print Ads What was TV like 10 years ago? What about 20 or 30 years ago or more? Thanks to vintage advertising we can get at least some idea of what TV used to be like, which features used to be a big deal, and what ad managers thought would sell the latest in entertainment.
SpongeBob Impairs Children’s Thinking? Think Again. “Having 60 non-diverse kids, who are not part of the show’s targeted demo, watch 9 minutes of programming is questionable methodology. Itcould not possibly provide the basis for any valid findings that parents could trust.”
The Benefits of Violence on TV. Outcries about the level of violence on tv have been around for a long time. It’s true you need to monitor what your children are exposed to, but the one-to-one relationship ascribed to violence on TV and violent acts is more complex than it may appear.
How Much Money Do TV Celebrities Make? TV celebrities make a lot of money, but how much exactly? And which celebrities are making (or have made) the most money? You might be surprised. Fireworks photo by Vinoth Chandar.