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September Broadcast Ad Sales Dropped 13% Due to FanDuel and DraftKings' Rapid Decline

Average price of prime-time spot fell 7.6%

The demise of last fall's two biggest fantasy football players turned into an ugly reality for broadcasters' bottom lines in September. According to new data from Standard Media Index, broadcast television…

In Global Rebrand, National Geographic Drops 'Channel' From Its Network Name

And introduces a new tagline: 'Further'

National Geographic Channel's recent reinvention, and National Geographic's expanded partnership with 21st Century Fox last fall, is ushering in a global rebrand for the entire company. As part of the rebrand,…

Adam Ruins Everything Is About to Tackle an Already Ruinous Election

truTV will air the special 2 weeks before Election Day

  Adam Ruins Everything is the "vegetables with the candy" of television according to truTV president Chris Linn. "People are looking…

Chris McCarthy, President of VH1 and Logo, Will Now Also Head Up MTV

He succeeds Sean Atkins at the network

Hours after Sean Atkins announced his departure as president of MTV, Viacom has named his replacement: Chris McCarthy, who already serves as president of two other Viacom networks, VH1 and…

AT&T and Time Warner's CEOs Explain the Benefits of Their $85 Billion Merger

Targeted advertising, 5G investment are likely outcomes

After a whirlwind weekend in which AT&T announced its $85 billion deal to acquire Time Warner, the companies' two CEO sat down to explain what it all means. In the megamerger,…

AT&T Has Reached a Deal to Acquire Time Warner. Now What?

3 key questions arising from $83 billion megadeal

After a report just two days ago that AT&T and Time Warner had engaged in "informal" talks about a possible merger, the two companies have reached a deal in which…

You Can Buy Everything You See on Lifetime & Wayfair’s New TV Series

A+E Networks takes branded content to a new level

A+E Networks this weekend is rolling out its most ambitious branded content push yet, a new Lifetime lifestyle/home improvement series co-produced by Wayfair in which every item that appears on…

NBCUniversal Names Dan Lovinger as the New Sports Ad Sales Chief

It's part of Linda Yaccarino's reorganization of the team

The NBC Sports Group has filled its ad sales chief role with Dan Lovinger after Seth Winter stepped down last month. Linda Yaccarino, NBCUniversal's chairman of advertising sales and client partnerships,…

This Is Us Had the Most Facebook and Twitter Activity of Any New Show This Fall

Rob & Chyna, Queen Sugar and Atlanta also made a social splash

The premiere of This Is Us was as big of a hit on Facebook and Twitter as it was in the ratings. The NBC drama is the top-rated new show in…

National Geographic and Bill O'Reilly Hope Killing Reagan Movie Extends Ratings Streak

First 3 films were network’s most-watched programs ever

Bill O'Reilly's Killing franchise has made a killing for National Geographic Channel. The cable network's first three movies based on O'Reilly's books— Killing Lincoln, Killing Kennedy and Killing Jesus—were its…

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