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Maura McGowan

Atlanta Goes Aereo

Joins New York, Boston in 22-city expansion

In January, Aereo drew ire from broadcast networks by announcing plans to expand to 22 cities. Atlanta will be Aereo's third market, after New York and Boston, CNET reported. Aereo will…

ESPN, Twitter Expand Partnership

Deals add high-quality video, ads to social site

In a bid to secure highly-coveted video advertising dollars, Twitter has been seeking deals with TV networks. Coinciding with the networks' upfronts, the social company reached deals with Fox and…

Report: NBC News Sets Sights on Deborah Turness

Appointment would make ITV News vet the first female U.S. network news chief

ITV News editor Deborah Turness is on the verge of becoming president of NBC News, which would make her the first woman to helm a network TV division in the…

Viacom Asks Federal Court to Toss $1 Billion Cablevision Suit

Similar case involving both parties was thrown out last year

Viacom is calling for a federal court to toss out Cablevision's $1 billion lawsuit alleging that the company's policy of bundling unpopular channels violates antitrust law, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The lawsuit…

Popular TSN SportsCentre Anchors Head to Fox Sports Live

Net reportedly scoping other talent for 3-hour programming block

Popular TSN SportsCentre anchors Jay Onrait and Dan O'Toole are leaving the Canadian net for Fox Sports, according to Sports Illustrated. A year after The Wall Street Journal wrote that the…

CBS May Acquire TVGuide.com

Network making bigger investment in TV Guide Network properties

CBS Corp. is in talks to take full ownership of TVGuide.com, according to Deadline. The company is in negotiations with 50/50 partner Lionsgate to acquire its half of the company…

USA Network: Show Me the Funny

Drama heavy rolls the dice on a new genre or two

USA Network on May 16 will make an upfront pitch to advertisers that will emphasize sitcoms and reality shows. Network execs acknowledge the need to branch out from USA’s successful…

Mobile Content Providers Targeting Tech-Savvy Hispanics

Demo growth and impact front and center at Univision NewFront

Sponsor Univision highlighted the importance of targeting a Hispanic audience on the Web at the Digital Content NewFronts in New York. Univision, Telemundo and other companies with substantial Hispanic units…

Nielsen Launches Product to Measure Online Audiences

NBC, Fox, ABC, AOL, CBS, Univision, Discovery, A+E all part of pilot program

Nielsen will now measure online TV audiences with its new product, Digital Program Ratings, The Wall Street Journal reported. Broadcast and cable networks such as NBC, Fox, ABC, AOL, CBS,…

Soap Heavyweights One Life to Live, All My Children Revived Online

Massive advertising campaign touts retooled shows and more youthful approach

The soap opera All My Children is the most-watched show on Hulu, and retooled Web versions of that show and One Life to Live are among the most popular content…

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