TV Rules the Roost in Q1

Broadcast, cable control half of the $32.9 billion media market

Thanks in large part to a robust sports market, first-quarter TV ad expenditures rose 8 percent versus the year-ago period. According to a new report from Kantar Media, clients in Q1…

E.W. Scripps Announces Two New Syndicated Series

'Let's Ask America' and 'The List' set for 7 markets across the country

The E.W. Scripps Company is entering the risky syndicated TV market with two new programs: Let's Ask America and The List, a game show and a news magazine, respectively. From…

Playing in the Stream

As video becomes more platform-agnostic, it's transforming the children's TV market—and what it means to be a kid

Children’s TV may have a problem on its hands: to a large slice of its target demo, a television is just a dumb iPad. Consider these stats: Cable viewership among…

TV Weathers the Storm

Broadcast, cable control half of the $144 billion media market

If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, you may be a television ad sales executive. According to a new report from Kantar Media, TV stood…

Anderson Cooper

First Mover: Anderson Cooper

The CNN news anchor on his move to daytime talk

What prompted your move to daytime TV? At the age of 44, I felt like I wanted to get more out of life. And laugh more and learn more and get…

New Ads Injected Into Old Shows, Making Syndication Even More Profitable

Why does this 2006 episode of How I Met Your Mother include an ad for a 2011 movie? Because it can. Entertainment Weekly has a fascinating profile of SeamBI (Seamless…

It’s Official: ABC Signs Couric to Syndie Deal

In new role, anchor will look to take on afternoon daypart

After months of rampant speculation, ABC on Monday made it official, announcing it has signed Katie Couric to a multiyear deal to host and produce a nationally syndicated talk show. The…

Oprah Farewell Gets Spiritual

'Until we meet again,' is not-quite-final signoff for Queen of All Media

"I won’t say, 'goodbye.’ I’ll just say, 'until we meet again.’"  And with that, Oprah Winfrey ascended into the heavenly firmament. Well, no. After 25 years of hosting The Oprah Winfrey…

Media Outlook 2011: TV Syndication

National TV syndication has pretty much mirrored the ad revenue ups and downs of broadcast network television, taking a hit in 2009 but having a better upfront selling season in…

Futurama Heads to Weekend Off-Net Syndication

Sci-fi animated comedy Futurama, which debuted on Fox and now airs in originals on Comedy Central, has been sold into broadcast weekend syndication to the Tribune stations for a fall…