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MSNBC Twitter Manager Fired for Saying 'the Rightwing' Will Hate Interracial Cheerios Ad Apology barely accepted

Welp, that was fast. Cheerios announced a cute sequel to its surprisingly controversial 2013 ad featuring an interracial family (the original is adorable) and though it's only a day old, it…

January 30, 2014, 5:31 PM EST

Why Captain Morgan and Starz Are Pointing Cannons at Each Other From Duelling L.A. Billboards Thar she blows

Duelling billboards? Yes, indeed, that's what Starz is going for—in a fun partnership with Captain Morgan—with this outdoor campaign in Los Angeles for its new Michael Bay-produced pirate show Black…

January 30, 2014, 4:58 PM EST

Viacom Sees a Softer Scatter Market in November, Recovers in December Dauman says ratings are up again, especially at Nick

Viacom's Q4 earnings call included the first discussion of scatter cable prices so far, with the company reporting a 3 percent increase in the market "tempered somewhat by ratings at…

January 30, 2014, 4:07 PM EST

NFL to Launch Ad-Supported Digital Network NFL Now will stream highlights and NFL Films content—but not live games

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Thursday announced plans to launch a new digital network called NFL Now, which will stream original content to a range of connected devices that includes…

January 30, 2014, 2:27 PM EST

Comcast to Tap Set-Top Data for Advanced Advertising Service NBCU+ Powered by Comcast ‘open for business’

NBCUniversal on Thursday unveiled “NBCU+ Powered By Comcast,” a platform designed to sell targeted ads to video-on-demand users while offering clients insights culled from anonymized subscriber set-top box data. The media…

January 30, 2014, 1:04 PM EST

WWE Network Is the First to Ditch Traditional Cable Will other entertainment brands do the same?

For the first time, there’s a major entertainment brand creating its own service for over-the-top video, and it’s ready to rumble. On Feb. 24, the WWE Network goes live on every device with an Internet connection.…

January 27, 2014, 9:30 PM EST

Telemundo Orders Orlando-Based Reality Show El Artista show format developed by Telemundo and Reset for '14-'15 season

At NATPE today, Telemundo announced that it has commissioned a competition show based in Orlando from Reset TV, with whom it will jointly produce and distribute the series. Telemundo has…

January 27, 2014, 6:53 PM EST

MSNBC Builds Show Around Ronan Farrow Celebrity scion, activist’s 1 p.m. show launches Feb. 24

MSNBC on Monday announced its new daytime lineup, shifting Andrea Mitchell out of the 1 p.m. time slot in favor of newcomer Ronan Farrow. The son of Woody Allen and Mia Farrow…

January 27, 2014, 6:10 PM EST

Sundance Channel Rebrands to SundanceTV New look will roll out alongside The Red Road

Sundance is getting a makeover in time for the premiere of its new crime drama The Red Road. The network will have a new logo as of Feb. 3 and…

January 27, 2014, 10:03 AM EST

Reed Hastings Takes a Loud Shot at HBO 'His password is netflixbitch'

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings took a jab on tonight's earnings call at the network his company sees as its chief competitor: Time Warner pay-cabler HBO. Richard Plepler, co-president of the…

January 22, 2014, 6:47 PM EST

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