Why Many TV Networks Are Scrapping Pricey Upfront Spectacles

Discovery Communications used to hold one of the biggest events each upfront season, throwing a lavish presentation packed with big names like Oprah Winfrey. But the company began realizing that it ultimately wasn't getting much bang for its bucks.

Food Network Beefs Up Its Prime-time Menu With 24 New Series

The Food Network, which unveiled a virtual buffet of new shows Wednesday, wants to make sure nobody goes away hungry. Together with sister network Cooking Channel, the two Scripps networks will offer a staggering 40 new series, 30 returning shows and 15 specials.

21 Reasons the NewFronts Will Be Huge (No. 1: BuzzFeed Is In)

This spring, get ready for a cocktail party with 5 Insanely Amazing Appetizers You Can't Stop Eating and a presentation focused on 13 Mind Blowing Reasons You Should Shift Dollars From the Web to TV.

Scripps Acquires Digital Video Startup Newsy

Media conglomerate E.W. Scripps is expanding into the digital video game with the acquisition of Newsy, a five-year-old video news startup that produces content for Web and mobile platforms. The deal, in which Scripps is paying $35 million for the startup, is expected to close on Jan. 1.

AMCX Says Its Own VOD Strategy Is ‘Heretical,’ but That’s Cool

AMC Networks delivered lower-than-expected earnings on Thursday, announcing that it wouldn't be discussing the Chellomedia purchase in much detail on the call (the company agreed to buy the international TV distribution company from Liberty Global last week).

Premium Publishers Give Private Marketplaces Another Look

After a burst of initial announcements of private exchanges, followed by a lull in activity, private marketplaces are getting another look by premium publishers as the technology has improved and programmatic buying gains traction.

Cable Upfront Gets Cooking

The major cable concerns are nearing the upfront finish line, with most 70 percent to 80 percent finished with advance commitments for 2012-13. GroupM only started registering budgets on Tuesday (June 12), pushing the time line back a few days, but most should be signed by the unofficial July 4 deadline. It’s a fine take, too.

Scripps Goes Big With 2012 Upfront

Scripps Networks Interactive has gained a reputation in recent years for lengthy, early upfront events—last year's breakfast ran into late morning—but this time, the company opted for a much bigger venue and a streamlined breakdown.

More Newspapers Hopeful About Paid Content, Thanks to Tablets

There finally seems to be some optimism in the newspaper business. Thanks to the consumer's love affair with the iPad, newspapers have discovered that people will pay for content.

Hearst Hopes for Another Hit With ‘HGTV Magazine’

Hearst Magazines, with HGTV, announced Monday that the first of two test issues of HGTV Magazine would hit shelves Oct. 4.