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Upfronts TV Preview: Sci-fi and Fantasy [Video]

Sam Thielman shares his views on 2014's potential cult hits

Is there a new Walking Dead on the way, a new American Horror Story, maybe? Our cable guy has been screening the trailers in time for this week's upfront presentations.

3 Events Added to NewFronts Schedule

PBS Digital Studios, Endemol Beyond join slate

Welcome newcomers PBS Digital Studios and Endemol Beyond and welcome back IAB's NewFronts Insights panel to this year’s Digital Content NewFronts. PBS Digital Studios will hold its presentation on May 5…

AMC’s Upfront Slate: Network Takes a Crack at Scripted Comedy

New projects From Seth Rogen, Daily Show's Wyatt Cenac

Having established itself as the home of hit drama series like Mad Men, Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead, AMC is looking to crash its way into the comedy business. On…

You Won't Believe How Big TV Still Is

Staggering viewership numbers and dominant revenue figures

As the upfronts approach and the NewFronts try again to imitate them, expect to hear a lot about the twilight of traditional television with the rise of digital video. But…

Chrissy Teigen Has Reached the Pinnacle of Social Media Fame: Her Own Meme

SI Swimsuit Issue cover star is very active with her followers

Specs Who Chrissy Teigen Age 28 Accomplishments 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover model; founder/writer of So Delushious! cooking blog Base New York What’s the first information you consume in the morning? MSNBC is usually already on—Morning…

Spark's Chief Investment Officer Dives Back Into the TV Marketplace

'We’re scrappy and we operate with a chip on our shoulder'

Specs Who John Muszynski What Where How’s the transition back into TV buying been treating you? I’m very, very fortunate that I’ve had such a diverse experience base during the 33 years of working…

TNT Scares Up Big Business With Mob City

Acura, DirecTV, Sony Pictures are marquee sponsors

The ratings for the first installment of Frank Darabont’s new TNT serial Mob City aren’t due for another 48 hours, but the stylish exercise in L.A. noir is already a…

Comcast Pushes VOD Reruns Into the C3 Window

New ODCR system will sync up ad loads across on-demand programming

In yet another move by the cable industry to measure the kind of viewing that has driven success at Netflix and Hulu, Comcast and Nielsen have joined forces to measure…

CBS Is Leading the Charge on C7 Currency

Network wants to get paid for bonus impressions

If earnings season has been predictably drama-free—devoid of high-impact spectacles like the presidential election and the Olympics, the summer quarter was a somewhat drowsy affair—leave it to Les Moonves to…

Google Inks Upfront Deal with MediaVest

Commitment signals shift in how search giant sells ads

Google has entered into a major upfront ad deal with MediaVest. The two announced a pact today that commits Publicis-owned MediaVest and its clients like Walmart, Coca Cola and Honda, to…

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