Fox Finishes Upfront Sales Strong Thanks to Interest in New Shows Like Lethal Weapon

Network had big CPM, volume gains

After nursing its wounds during last year's upfront presentation, Fox is in a much more celebratory mood this time around. The Fox Networks Group—which includes Fox, Fox Sports, FX, FXX, National…

How TV and Streaming Networks Hope to Benefit From the Pokemon Go Frenzy

Hulu sees 10% daily jump in Pokemon viewing

As Pokemon Go mania sweeps the country—with everyone from film studios to small-business owners scrambling to cash in on the frenzy—the cable networks and streaming services with rights to Pokemon…

NBC Execs 'Cautiously Optimistic' Rio Olympics Will Be a Success Despite Concerns

Network will address Zika, crime and pollution in one-hour special

As NBCUniversal prepares to broadcast and stream 6,755 hours of Olympics coverage in August, company executives said they are "cautiously optimistic" that the Summer Games would go smoothly despite concerns…

USA and The Verge Team Up for a Weekly Live Digital Mr. Robot Aftershow

Sparked by NBCU's investment in Vox Media

Just one Mr. Robot aftershow episode wasn't enough for USA, so the cable network is going to make them a weekly—and digital—event for Season 2. USA has partnered with The Verge,…

Bill O'Reilly Thinks Obama and Trump—'If He Wins'—Will Be 21st Century Legends

Plus, how he's expanding his empire

Specs Who Bill O'Reilly Current gig Anchor of the The O'Reilly Factor and executive producer of Legends & Lies Age 66 Twitter @OreillyFactor "I don't want to insult you," said Bill O'Reilly as…

Ex-Fox News Anchor Gretchen Carlson Files Sexual Harassment Suit Against Roger Ailes

Sues network co-founder and CEO

Eleven-year Fox News anchor and Miss America 1989 Gretchen Carlson is suing Roger Ailes, the co-founder and CEO of the top-ranked news network, for sexual harassment. Carlson, whose employment ended June…

Turner Is the Latest Media Company to Secure Double-Digit CPM Gains in Its Upfront

Volume up 2% to 3%

All those broadcast and cable networks that predicted a strong upfront season have been proven correct so far. As networks and buyers try to wrap up their upfront business in…

NBCU’s New Branded Content Studio Launches Satirical Campaign With Sabra

Videos will run on social pages and Vox Media properties

NBCUniversal's new branded content studio, which the company launched in March to develop and produce content for clients that could also exist outside its own platforms, has landed its first…

Disney Channel Sees Big CPM and Volume Gains as Toy Companies Expand Holiday Ad Buys

Surging category propels upfront

As more media companies pull within sight of the finish line, Disney Channel is the latest to conclude its upfront negotiations. The company—which includes Disney Junior and Disney XD—saw big…

King of the Hill’s Hank Returns to Promote UFC 200 in New Adult Swim Branded Spot

First of 4 animated shorts to run on the network

The UFC has enlisted an unlikely '90s animated duo in its quest to turn Saturday's UFC 200 pay-per-view event into its most popular ever: King of the Hill's Hank Hill…