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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

Game of Thrones Sets Another Ratings Record 6.95 million viewers turn out for Sunday night’s episode

Whether they’re going up against zombies or dragons, the broadcast networks can’t seem to catch a break in the Sunday night 9 p.m. slot. According to Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, last night’s…

April 28, 2014, 5:51 PM EDT

Don Comes Clean, Breaks Megan's Heart in Your Mad Men Minute [Video] Season 7, Episode 3

Don's back in the office and you can see Nietszche's void opening up around him already.

April 28, 2014, 11:55 AM EDT

Marketers Must Embrace the Transition Into the Post-Television World But the NewFronts is not an assault on the classic medium

   Ad agencies, marketers and the media are awash with buzz about the competition between the Digital Content NewFronts and the subsequent broadcast network upfront marketplace. But all the gossip and prognostication…

April 27, 2014, 8:25 PM EDT

Magna Global Eyes 6% Rise in U.S. Media Sales World Cup, political spend will give TV a shot in the arm

Magna Global announced today that it revised its 2014 U.S. advertising forecast slightly upward, eyeing a 6 percent increase in overall media sales, for a total of $168 billion. The media agency…

April 25, 2014, 9:53 AM EDT

Veep Star Reid Scott Uses Pinterest Like a Pro But only knows his way around L.A. thanks to Google Maps

Specs Who Reid Scott Age 36 Accomplishments Stars as Dan Egan on HBO’s Veep (Sundays at 10:30 p.m.); voices Turbo in the Netflix animated series Turbo FAST Base Los Angeles What’s the first information you…

April 25, 2014, 6:22 AM EDT

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