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The openly gay Hayes, who played Jack on the NBC series "Will & Grace," is one of the actors credited with helping change perceptions about gay people via that hit show. This fall he is coming back to his former network as the star of "Sean Saves The World" in which he will play a gay single dad of a teen daughter. But Hayes will not be among as big a crowd of gay leading characters on broadcast television as he would have been had his show premiered last year. Photos: Coming out in Hollywood Last fall TV season a plethora of shows burst onto the small screen with leading gay characters in everything from comedies to musical dramas. Many of those series have since been canceled. Gone are shows like "The New Normal," "Happy Endings," "Partners" "Don't Trust the B---- in Apt. <br>Source:

Meanwhile, 366,000 pay-television subscribers in the U.S. canceled their subscriptions in the second quarter, leaving total accounts more than 200,000 below mid-2012, according to researcher SNL Kagan. Dish, based in Englewood, Colorado , shedded 78,000 TV customers during the quarter, and may not be able to afford to lose ESPN. Bigger Blackout ESPN is among the most powerful subscriber attraction and retention tools distributors have at their disposal, Todd Juenger, an analyst at Sanford Bernstein & Co. who recommends Disney shares, wrote in a research report. <br>Source:

Daiwa Capital Markets forecast UHD TV sales of around 1 million sets this year, or just 0.5 percent of LCD TV demand. It expects UHD TV sales to account for around 5 percent of LCD TV shipments over the next three to four years. OLED TVs are likely to show a much slower growth due to manufacturing challenges. Shipments are seen at just a few thousand this year but will grow to 1.6 million units in 2015 and 9.0 million in 2017, according to Daiwa. Global TV majors are seeking ways to improve thin margins, for instance by outsourcing manufacturing or splitting the business via a venture with partners. <br>Source:

Samsung touts 4K OLED TV, 98-inch behemoth

While LG is demonstrating 2014 models at IFA, sets sold my website this year and next will have the technology, according to Cognitive. Sony Corp. (6758) s Gracenote unit, a competitor to Cognitive, is also in talks to put its content-recognition software in TVs. Gracenote is finalizing contracts with TV manufacturers and broadcasters for fall launch, according to Sunok Pak, a spokeswoman for the Emeryville, California-based division. Gracenote acquired Bulldog Uniteds video fingerprinting technology in June 2012 to identify which movies, TV shows and commercials people are watching, whether the source is a set-top box, Blu-ray player or streaming device. Uphill Climb SungIn Cho, a spokeswoman with Suwon, South Korea-based Samsung, had no immediate comment. Jim Noyd, a spokesman for Irvine , California-based Vizio, didnt respond to a request for comment. <br>Source:

Samsung sees TV market recovery, boosted by new models

"Ladies and gentlemen, the future is not flat," Zoeller said. "Its curve makes the perceived size of the image larger," and the OLED technology means "there is life in every pixel." Samsung also revealed the this website world's first curved TV with UHD resolution. Shown in 55- and 65-inch sizes, the TV uses standard LED LCD panel technology, not OLED. Unlike Sony's KDL-65S990A , a 1080p curved LED LCD on sale in the US next month, Samsung didn't promise any availability for its curved UHD TV. Also in the non-OLED 4K flat-panel realm, Samsung debuted its new 98-inch UHD screen. <br>Source:!

TV Makers Track What Viewers Watch Seeking Access to Ads

... Nobody's getting rich off this thing, at least not yet, but it seems like a very equitable process creatively." INTERACTIVE: Fall 2013 TV preview Butler said he was inspired to start a channel because he was tired of listening to his "successful, talented friends complaining that their agents weren't calling them for work." "There're are no rules, that's the great thing about this time in the world," said Butler, who plays bass in FKR's flagship band, Les Savy Fav, which is fronted by the outrageous singer Tim Harrington, who also stars on FKR.TV's first series, "Song of the Wild," (a cross between "The Hunger Games" and "American Idol" in which five musicians have to survive in the woods with the winner getting a recording contract). "Vimeo, YouTube and other sites are breaking down those fundamentals. If you have an iPhone, you can edit a movie in seconds," he said. Butler compares the endeavor to running an indie music label: "You don't have to put out a band that sells a million copies, you can put out a band that sells 1,000 and that's awesome. It's about managing expectations. And viewers are less judgmental about the production of the content; they care about laughing and being entertained." PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times That's the catch with most of what becomes successful in the streaming universe these days. <br>Source:,0,7305649.story

Streamland: David Cross and Syd Butler get indie with FKR.TV

That's a pretty impressive year, but she also stars in the under-the-radar TV comedy "Mike & Molly," which has been around since 2010. Expect to see this hilarious actress continuing her ascent up this list in 2014. Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic/Getty Images Ellen Pompeo - $10 Million (Tied for No. 4) Yes, "Grey's Anatomy" is still alive and kicking. In fact, Pompeo, 43, gets $350,000 an episode. <br>Source:

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