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Jamie Horowitz Jumps From ESPN to NBC’s Today Show Veteran producer joins the morning wars on Dec. 1

The worst-kept secret in morning news officially was let out of the bag today, as NBC confirmed that veteran ESPN producer Jamie Horowitz will take the helm at the Today…

May 7, 2014, 5:27 PM EDT

NBCUniversal Strikes Gold With Megawatt Olympics Deal Inks $7.65 billion deal with IOC; wins rights through 2032

In a surprise development, the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday announced that NBCUniversal has secured the media rights to the Olympic Games through 2032. The agreement, which covers broadcast rights across…

May 7, 2014, 1:26 PM EDT

Hippies and Computers in Your Mad Men Minute [Video] Don's at his desk, Roger's on the hunt in season 7, episode 4

Contrasting aspects of the '60s make their mark in the lives of the Mad Men this week.  

May 5, 2014, 11:26 AM EDT

The World Cup Is All Anyone Wants to Talk About in ESPN's New Ad W+K starts the conversation

If World Cup fever is getting to you, well, you're not alone. This new 30-second spot from Wieden + Kennedy in New York, shot mostly in New York, shows American soccer…

May 2, 2014, 12:52 PM EDT

Viewing Habits Show Traditional TV Networks Still Reign Supreme But video services like Netflix and Amazon Prime are catching up

Especially among younger viewers, use and awareness of digital streaming companies is growing to rival that of traditional TV networks. However, television currently remains the top medium by which to…

April 29, 2014, 10:53 PM EDT

NBA Bans Donald Sterling for Life Commissioner Adam Silver brings the hammer down on Clippers owner

In taking swift and decisive action against racist Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, NBA commissioner Adam Silver on Tuesday effectively dismantled a nuclear-grade suitcase bomb. Speaking at a press conference…

April 29, 2014, 3:42 PM EDT

TVGN Is Gunning for E! With New Program Slate CBS/Lionsgate joint venture boasts unscripted shows, early windows on movies

At a breakfast at the Ace Hotel in New York this morning, TVGN (which isn't using the full name TV Guide Network anymore) announced a slate of unscripted shows, along…

April 29, 2014, 2:37 PM EDT

Twitter Fans Make DirecTV's New 'Get Rid of Cable' Ad One of the Bleakest Yet Putting all that negativity to work

When you leave people to their own devices, they tend to get nihilistic. When they get nihilistic, they make darkly comic scripts for DirecTV. Case in point: the satellite-TV company's Twitter-sourced…

April 29, 2014, 11:20 AM EDT

When Make-Goods Aren't Good Enough As ratings plummet, broadcasters and buyers pledge to innovate

The decline of broadcast TV ratings recalls Hemingway’s description of stumbling into bankruptcy, inasmuch as the phenomenon has happened “gradually, then suddenly.” Over the last seven seasons, the Big Four…

April 29, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

Digital Startups Are Teaching the Big Guys Some Lessons Traditional news outlets are discovering new forms of storytelling

Scott Cohen spent his career working for media conglomerates, including a stint as executive editor for the digital arm of the New York Daily News. But after hearing about Vocativ’s…

April 29, 2014, 5:57 AM EDT

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