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As Genre Shows Go Mainstream, TV Execs Look to Novelists for the Next Hit Seeking another Game of Thrones

TV network options on books have exploded. Publishers Lunch, a trade that tracks book industry deals, lists an ever-increasing number of television options over the last few years, with 2013…

September 29, 2014, 12:44 AM EDT

GoPro and the NHL Have Signed a Deal That Will Give Hockey Fans a Player’s POV Footage will appear in promos, online and be woven into telecasts

Ever wonder what’s it like to be Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks streaking in on a breakaway? Or New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist blocking a 100 mph shot?…

September 29, 2014, 12:08 AM EDT

Dana White Has Built the UFC Into the Largest Pay-Per-View Event on the Planet 2014 Brand Genius winner for sports

Asked what it’s like to run the Ultimate Fighting Championship, the ruling franchise of the mixed martial arts world, Dana White doesn’t mince words. “This job is insanity,” he says.…

September 29, 2014, 12:04 AM EDT

How Shane Smith Built Vice Into a $2.5 Billion Empire 2014 Brand Genius winner for media

By now, you’ve no doubt heard about Vice’s humble beginnings. It’s 1994 in Montreal, and three guys—Shane Smith, Gavin McInnes and Suroosh Alvi—decide to launch a free punk magazine called…

September 29, 2014, 12:04 AM EDT

Outlander's Ron Moore on Time Travel, Pern and Everything Scottish 'It's just a big adventure story'

Does anybody remember when we stopped thinking of the typical sci-fi and fantasy fan as a basement-dwelling male virgin and started admitting that women comprise a huge chunk—frequently the majority—of…

September 26, 2014, 3:19 PM EDT

Fox News' ‘Outnumbered’ Host Harris Faulkner Discusses the Role of Social Media in Journalism And why politics tends to focus on women

  Photo: Alfred Maskeroni Specs New gig Co-host of Fox News’ Outnumbered and anchor of Fox Report Weekend on Sundays Old gig Anchor of Fox Report Weekend and breaking news anchor for Happening Now Twitter @HarrisFaulkner Age…

September 22, 2014, 7:36 AM EDT

Fox’s Maria Bartiromo Follows Everyone From Matt Damon to Matt Drudge on Twitter She’s a big Google Plus user, too

Specs Who Maria Bartiromo Claim to fame: Global markets editor, Fox Business Network; host of Opening Bell With Maria Bartiromo on Fox Business (weekdays at 9 a.m. ET) and Sunday Morning Futures With Maria…

September 15, 2014, 10:39 PM EDT

China Clamps Down on Foreign TV Streaming Reportedly ready to cap shows at 30%

China is reportedly getting ready to regulate the number of foreign television programs that online providers can stream in its country, The Wall Street Journal reported. The move means even…

September 12, 2014, 5:51 PM EDT

Kids Are Watching the Weirdest Stuff on TV—and It's Not Always From Kids' Networks Telenovelas are among the highest-rated deliverers of kids 6-11

The kids market is a place where fierce competition rages between otherwise cuddly characters like Bugs Bunny and Mickey Mouse (yes, both are still around, albeit in newer, hipper incarnations),…

September 8, 2014, 10:38 PM EDT

Simulmedia’s New CMO Sees the Future of TV Says it’s all about aligning with the digital model

Specs Who David Cooperstein New gig CMO of Simulmedia Old gig Vp, practice leader for the CMO practice at Forrester Research Age 48 Twitter @Minicooper   Photo: Alfred Maskeroni  How will your experience at Forrester play a role in…

September 7, 2014, 8:23 PM EDT

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