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How a Mom-and-Pop Creamery in Brooklyn Became the Official Ice Cream of Star Wars

Brian Smith and his wife, Jackie Cuscuna, operate a two-parlor chain in Brooklyn called Ample Hills Creamery and sell pints of their homemade gourmet ice cream online. 

Facetime: The ANA Masters of Marketing Conference

The ANA Masters of Marketing conference kicked off in Orlando, Fla., with insightful talks from Mondelez’s Dana Anderson and Pepsico’s Bradley Jakeman, while magazine and media moguls rubbed elbows with […]

TV Bosses Say Ratings Won’t Stop Being Awful Anytime Soon

Now is the winter of our discontent, made that much colder by the absence of the ad dollars that everyone in the TV world swore would come back in scatter.

What Did TV CEOs Tell Investors About the Weak Ad Market?

Now that second-quarter earnings are over for the media sector, we can finally take a good look at what senior media company executives actually said on calls to investors when they were in the hot seat at the end of the summer.

ABC Re-Ups Paul Lee

With just a month to go before it pitches its 2014-15 upfront slate, ABC has re-upped entertainment president Paul Lee. The genial Brit has signed a new multiyear deal with the network, and while terms were not disclosed, it is believed that the contract will keep Lee locked down through spring 2018.

Ben Sherwood Named Top Dog at Disney/ABC Television Group

The Walt Disney Co. announced today that it has named ABC News president Ben Sherwood the successor to Anne Sweeney. Effective Feb. 1, 2015, Sherwood will assume the title of co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president, Disney/ABC Television Group.  

Anne Sweeney Is Leaving Disney

The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday announced that Anne Sweeney is leaving the company, effective January 2015, so that she may pursue her dream of directing television.

Disney Adds Twitter’s Jack Dorsey to Its Board

Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey has been appointed to Disney’s board of directors. The Walt Disney Co. announced the move today, and Dorsey follows the footsteps of Steve Jobs, who sat on the board before his death.

Disney, Time Warner Confident About NBA Prospects

While rival networks may be licking their chops in anticipation of trying to wrest away the media rights to the NBA, both legacy partners said they are confident that they’ll renew their respective contracts with the league.

ABC Wraps Its Upfront Business, With Volume Down Slightly

ABC has closed out the last of its upfront negotiations, concluding an arduous process that began 10 weeks ago. The network stuck to its guns throughout the summer bazaar, securing CPM increases in the 7 percent to 8 percent range. Volume estimates vary, although buyers said that ABC isn’t likely to have dropped more than 5 percent.