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What is TV Everywhere?

Want to watch your favorite TV show tonight but won't be home? That's not a problem, with TV Everywhere. It's rapidly changing how we watch TV.

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  • 10 Highest-paid TV Actors of All Time

    10 Highest-paid TV Actors of All Time

    Cha-ching! Talk about cashing in. Most TV actors are well paid, and then there are these TV actors. Their comedies may have had us in stitches, but they were the ones laughing — all the way to the bank. See more »

  • 5 Extreme Jobs for TV Crews

    5 Extreme Jobs for TV Crews

    Have you ever wondered how footage from that storm, war or crazy reality show ended up on film? Well, it turns out that the cameramen often travel -- and suffer -- right along with the hosts of the most extreme shows on television. See more »

  • Are 24-hour news channels on their way out?

    Are 24-hour news channels on their way out?

    When CNN debuted in 1980, the 24-hour news network was taking a leap into the unknown. Now we can get our news anywhere, anytime thanks to tablets, smartphones and the Internet. Could 24-hour news stations could be gone in our lifetime? See more »

  • Can a TV actor live off royalties forever?

    Can a TV actor live off royalties forever?

    Ah, the charmed life of a TV actor: have one big hit TV show and then live like a king for years once all of those royalty checks start rolling in. Is that how royalties really work? See more »

  • CNN Debuts

    CNN Debuts

    When CNN first launched, many people thought that the idea of a 24-hour news network was silly. Find out how CNN became one of the most respected news organizations in the United States. See more »

  • Could you run a TV network from your home?

    Could you run a TV network from your home?

    Think you're the next Rupert Murdoch or Ted Turner? Good luck with that. But seriously, if you want to run a little TV network from home, it can be done -- well, sort of. See more »

  • Did AMC's social media strategy change TV?

    Did AMC's social media strategy change TV?

    How did AMC wrangle so many viewers via Twitter and Facebook for shows like 'Mad Men' and 'Breaking Bad'? And did its strategy really break ground for the future of television marketing? See more »

  • Do all major networks have to carry presidential addresses?

    Do all major networks have to carry presidential addresses?

    When the president speaks, we listen. But when the president asks for airtime, do the networks have to say yes? It's not a simple answer. See more »

  • Do TV actors get paid in royalties?

    Do TV actors get paid in royalties?

    Authors, songwriters and even playwrights receive royalties as payment for their copyrighted works. So what about actors -- do they get royalties when their movies or TV shows are seen over and over? See more »

  • How are TV commercials produced?

    How are TV commercials produced?

    The average TV commercial is 30 seconds. So they should be fairly easy to shoot, right? Just slap together a concept, a product and some actors and that should do it. Not so fast, TV commercial production gets super complex really quickly. See more »

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