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  • Upfronts 2014: Three Lessons TV Can Learn From Cable Pitches

    If the recent parade of cable "upfront" presentations is any indication, TV is in for a lot of drama in the next several months, and not always one that comes in hour-long chunks. The set-top box will of course continue to dispense that, so fans of...
  • New York's Row NYC Hotel Brings Paparazzo Style to Times Square

    After a two-year, $140 million renovation, Gotham's Milford Plaza hotel re-launched this spring as Row NYC. Located in the heart of Times Square, home to MTV Networks, Conde Nast Publications, Viacom and more, the hotel's focal point is the digital art...
  • Upfronts: What You Need To Know About 2014′s Ad Haggle

    The fancy drinks and celebrity shout-outs don't mean anything. Next week, thousands of advertisers, media executives, actors, agents and producers will converge on New York City as the biggest TV outlets in the nation unveil their fall schedules to the...
  • Pay-TV field could shrink again with AT&T interest in DirecTV

    Pay-TV field could shrink again with AT&T interest in DirecTV
    A rush among the nation's largest pay-TV and Internet providers to get even bigger could have profound effects on consumers and competition. Telecommunications giant AT&T has approached DirecTV about buying the satellite broadcaster in a bid to become...
  • Broadcasters Take FCC to Court Over Crackdown on Station Sharing Pacts

    Broadcasters are challenging the FCC's increased scrutiny of pacts between stations to share resources and jointly sell advertising time. The National Assn. of Broadcasters on Monday asked a federal appellate court to set aside a public notice that the...
  • TV Creators Warn FCC: Don't Let Internet Become 'Like Cable Television'

    As the FCC prepares new rules of the road for the Internet, more than 240 TV showrunners and creators have signed on to a Writers Guild of America West letter urging the commission to avoid regulations that would allow content companies to pay for...
  • Turner Overhauls Ad Outreach, Names Speciale President, TV and Digital Sales

    Time Warner's Turner unit is radically changing the structure of its ad-sales staff, resulting in the elevation of one of its top sales executives and the departure of another from the company. Donna Speciale, a Madison Avenue veteran who once advised...
  • Paramount Television names production, development heads

    Paramount Television names production, development heads
    Viacom Inc.'s Paramount Television studio has named the executive team that will help the company stage its return to the TV production business.  The company on Wednesday appointed Jason Fisher, formerly of cable network AMC, as head of production. ...
  • TV Land to Revive 'Candid Camera' For Summer Run

    Smile -- "Candid Camera" is back in business, this time with TV Land and Electus. The Viacom cabler has ordered 10 new episodes of the enduring hidden-camera series that has been on TV on and off since 1948, following its birth on radio in 1947 as...
  • YouTube, Once TV's Enemy, Tries to Show How It Drives Viewers to TV Shows

    In its early days, YouTube was met with hostility from TV networks. Viacom, for one, alleged in its $1 billion copyright-infringement lawsuit that the video-sharing site was making money from illegal uploads of its most popular content. Now the seven-...
  • Stephen Colbert to Replace David Letterman on 'Late Show'

    CBS named Stephen Colbert to succeed David Letterman as host of "The Late Show," handing the reins of its flagship latenight program to a cable host who has found success in attracting young male viewers by playing a character, rather than himself....
  • 'Spanish Affair' Is No One-Night Stand at Box Office

    Spain, still reeling from the 2008 global economic crisis, sky-high unemployment rates for young people and Eurozone financial woes, finally has something to laugh about: Romantic comedy "Spanish Affair" (Ocho apellidos vascos) is taking the country by...