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The fact that broadcast networks (and NBC in particular) are investing heavily in expensive content is appealing to advertisers. The networks have introduced 38 new shows, and 36 of those are scripted.
Sources tell me that ABC has finished its final upfront ad deals, and has secured 8 percent to 9 percent ad rates over last year. I don't have any details on the percentage volume increases ABC secured, but Disney's network has certainly sold closer to 80 percent of its inventory than the 65 or 70 percent the networks sold on average last year.
Advertising industry insiders tell me that Fox should wrap up its ad sales today and all the networks could complete their Upfront sales in a week. That's weeks earlier than the July 4 date expected, and months earlier than last year.
When executives at Akeena Solar wanted to give their solar panels some mainstream appeal, they looked for a way to bring brand name recognition to their little-known Andalay solar panels. Enter Westinghouse, just one brand that is getting a second life because of its appeal to Baby Boomers.
Just as what people eat can be divided into basic food groups, so, too, can television programming. Among the staples of the schedule are shows about police officers, lawyers, doctors and spies, along with series about friends, couples and friendly couples. The NYT reports.
What it was, why they thought it would work, where they went wrong and what - if anything - we all learned from these failed sports leagues.
After a season of disappointing ad revenue, the further loss of viewers (and prestige) to cable networks, the end of popular series like “Lost” and “24” and the Jay Leno disaster at NBC, the broadcast networks are going back to an expensive drawing board.
For comparison, we’ve also provided information on stock performance over the past year, although for some of these CEOs, their first day on the job was sometime mid-year 2009.
"This is the dumbest idea I ever heard, and it doesn't belong on CBS," said C.E.O., Leslie Moonves.
What a difference a year makes." That's how Sumner Redstone, chairman of CBS kicked off the company's first quarter earnings call.
What follows is a roundup of corporate earnings reports for Wednesday, May 5.
Stocks pared their losses on Wednesday after a weak open, but the market remained skittish after Moody's put Portugal's debt rating on review. Dan Denbow, co-portfolio manager of USAA Precious Metals & Minerals Fund and Jim Meyer, chief investment officer and co-founder of Tower Bridge Advisors shared their insights.
CNN and CBS, two suitors with a long history of courtship, have engaged in direct talks in recent weeks about more extensive combinations of their news resources, according to several executives who have been briefed on the discussions. The NYT reports.
Markets could see a correction in the June to July time frame, said Tobias Levkovich, chief U.S. equity strategist at Citi. He shared his market outlook with investors.
The networks consider this a crucial month not just for Sweeps, but because it's a crucial time to snag eyeballs and ad dollars as the season wraps up, before TV viewing drops during the summer.
The media industry may be going through some rough times, with the landscape changing day to day, but at least one aspect is business as usual: big paydays for the people at the top. The NYT explains.
The NCAA's Board of Directors has approved the new 68-team men's basketball tournament that will begin next season.
Better subscriber numbers, higher revenue per subscriber, and higher advertising helped Comcast beat Wall Street expectations.
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Premium cable channel Epix has finally signed its first national distribution deal—to Dish Network's 14 million satellite TV customers.