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Broadcast TV Advertising Spending Jumped 13% to End 2015

9% overall growth in Q4

Broadcast TV ad spending went into 2015 like a lamb but came out like a lion. New data from Standard Media Index indicates that while broadcast TV ad spending was…

From Reducing Ad Time to Battling Netflix, Here's How the TV Industry Is Gearing Up for 2016

5 takeaways from TCA winter press tour

The broadcast and cable networks, along with streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon, have spent the past two weeks at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour, sharing their…

Symphony Brushes Off Netflix Attacks on Its Ratings Metrics

'We definitely started a dialogue in the industry'

If Netflix was hoping to intimidate Symphony Advanced Media into submission by criticizing the company's data—which, for the first time, revealed how many viewers are watching Netflix's original series—it is going…

FX Chief Says Industry Hasn’t Reached 'Peak TV' Yet, Blasts Netflix’s 'Wonky' Economics

'Content creation is in an economic bubble'

Five months after he coined the term "peak TV" to describe the overwhelming amount of video content available to audiences, FX Networks CEO John Landgraf said we're not yet at…

After a Whirlwind 2015, Caitlyn Jenner Has Big Plans for the Second Season of I Am Cait

Reality series returns March 6 on E!

It was a whirlwind 2015 for Caitlyn Jenner, who made a huge splash with her announcement—on the cover of Vanity Fair—that she had transitioned from male to female. But now…

Here’s How Mr. Robot Plans to Top Itself in Season 2

USA's Golden Globe-winning series will return this summer

After shaking up the television landscape last summer with Mr. Robot, USA now has the daunting task of trying to top itself when the series returns for Season 2 this…

Step Aside, Cord Cutters and Cord-Nevers. Showtime Is Targeting 'Cord Cobblers'

CEO says 2016 will be 'the year of customized viewing'

We've heard about cord cutters, cord shavers and cord-nevers. Now, Showtime has a new term to add to the growing vernacular: cord cobblers. That's how Showtime's president and CEO, David Nevins,…

Jon Hamm's Mad Men Performance Earns One Last Golden Globe, His First Since Season 1

Mr. Robot, Mozart in the Jungle also honored

Mad Men might be done, but there are still a few more awards for the show—and star Jon Hamm—to add to its tally. Tonight, Hamm won a Golden Globe for best…

Despite Losing Mad Men and Breaking Bad, AMC Is More Popular Than Ever

On a ratings roll, network adds a fourth night of programming

AMC's president and general manager, Charlie Collier, knows that many competitors and onlookers were expecting his network to stumble after losing its two signature shows—Mad Men and Breaking Bad—in a…

Starz Plans Its Own Stand-Alone Service to Compete With HBO and Showtime

Premium channel does about-face on OTT app

After previously insisting that it was "far away" from developing a stand-alone service to reach viewers without a cable subscription, Starz has reversed course. The premium cable network is now…

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