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NBCU's Horror Network Will Produce Its First Original Series

Chiller partners with Canadian broadcaster for 'Slasher' show

Chiller, the NBCUniversal network meant for horror aficionados, is partnering with a Canadian broadcaster for its first original series. Slasher follows a young woman who returns to the small town…

USA Will Debut Mr. Robot Early on Almost Every Digital Platform

Network targets Hispanic viewers and millennials for its new hacker drama

Resistance is futile: no matter which non-linear platform you visit, beginning May 27, USA Network's new hacker drama Mr. Robot will find you. In what the network is calling one of…

Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight Is on Its Way to Space

The welterweight bout has been shipped to the International Space Station

They already know how it ends, but the astronauts and cosmonauts on the International Space Station have been sent a copy of Saturday's so-called Fight of the Century between Floyd…

AMC’s Plan for Life After Mad Men

As Don Draper says goodbye, the network looks to 2 Walking Dead series and Better Call Saul

As Charlie Collier, president, gm of AMC, makes the rounds during this year's upfronts, one question keeps popping up over and over again: "What do you have for me now?"…

Top Cable Companies Join Forces at NewFronts to Tout Digital Innovations

Time Warner Cable Media hosts summit for Comcast, Cox and Cablevision

A year after making its NewFronts debut, Time Warner Cable Media brought along some friends—well, more like frenemies—for its second go-round.  At the Edison Ballroom in New York, Time Warner Cable…

A+E Networks Looks to Its Future by Turning to the Past

Reboots of Roots, War and Peace and The Omen fuel its upcoming slate

Let's get the disappointing news out of the way first: A+E Networks' upfront presentation Thursday night lacked the big announcement many were hoping for—confirmation of reports earlier this week that…

Viacom Looks for an Advertising Upper Hand With Vantage

New product aims to discover where messages 'work best'

After a year in beta, Viacom today launched Viacom Vantage, a data-driven ad product that will allow advertisers to reach custom targets across Viacom Media Networks including MTV, Comedy Central, VH1,…

Cablevision Will Offer Hulu Plus to Optimum Customers

First cable provider to distribute the subscription service

Cablevision has reached an agreement with Hulu to offer the company's streaming subscription service, Hulu Plus, to Optimum customers, making it the first cable or satellite provider to distribute the…

Former DISH Executive Takes the Reins at The Weather Channel

Tasked with overseeing a new, 'fully integrated' TV group

The Weather Company is shaking up its management ranks and bringing in former DISH Network executive Dave Shull to operate a "newly formed, fully integrated division" called The Weather Channel…

In an Unusual Upfront Pitch, IFC Says Its Viewers 'Don’t Stink'

Network caters to 'responsible rebels,' not hipsters

For a network that prides itself on comedy with a twist, it's not surprising that IFC also has been shaking up the standard upfront meetings this year. As Vanessa Benfield, svp…

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