Michael Nathanson

Dish-Disney Carriage Deal Disables the Hopper

Six months after the expiration of their joint carriage deal, the Walt Disney Co.

Turner Wraps Upfront Business; Broadcast Still in Motion

Turner Broadcasting System has wrapped the bulk of its entertainment network upfront sales, finalizing the last of its deals with the major media agencies just hours ago.

Bad Moon Rising: Unfavorable Indicators Dog Broadcasters

Although clients’ budgets won’t be registered for another two months or so, analysts and media buyers are already saying that the 2013-14 upfront marketplace won’t be particularly memorable.

Analyst: Broadcast Took a Pounding in Q2

Despite the lift from time-shifted viewing, network television appears to be on the ropes, losing nearly 10 percent of its demo deliveries in the second quarter of 2012.