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Robert Smigel on Bringing 'Triumph the Insult Comic Dog' to the RNC and DNC for Hulu

Plus, the question his hilarious puppet wants to ask Donald Trump

In an unbelievable presidential election brimming with hilarious, incisive political comedy from late-night hosts and other comics, some of this year's best political satire came from Triumph's Election Special 2016.…

Turner Invests $45 Million in Refinery29, Expanding Its Digital Reach

TV-centric company will target millennial women

Turner continues looking outside the TV box for new investments in original video content. The Time Warner company is leading a $45 million funding round in Refinery29, the digital media…

Comcast Has Combined Its Linear and Digital Olympic Feeds to Make Watching the Games Easier

New technology could help monetize big TV events

As the Olympics unfold, NBCUniversal is offering so much linear and digital Rio Olympic programming—6,755 hours overall—that not even the people behind it are quite sure how viewers should try…

FX Chief Says There Could Be 500 Scripted Series Airing By 2017

Calls the trend 'probably unsustainable'

One year after coining the phrase "peak TV" to describe the overwhelming amount of TV available on broadcast, cable and streaming platforms, FX Networks and FX Productions CEO John Landgraf…

Here Are the 11 Olympic Sports That Viewers Are Most Excited About Watching

Mindshare data shows the big draws

If you wanted to watch every Olympic event being carried across the NBC universe, it would take 281 days. That's because the networks and digital platforms of NBCUniversal are carrying…

Amazon Dedicates September to Comedy by Releasing 4 Series, Including One From Woody Allen

Transparent also returns

The broadcast networks aren't the only ones rolling out most of their comedies when the new TV season kicks off in September. Amazon will debut four of its comedies, including…

The People V. O.J. Simpson, Mr. Robot and Black-ish Win TCA Awards

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee also honored

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story cemented its status as one of the year's most acclaimed shows on Saturday, as it picked up three Television Critics Awards. At…

How Social Videos Are Helping These 5 Brands Enter the Olympics Red Hot

Samsung and Visa are way ahead of the pack

The 2016 Summer Olympics, which ceremoniously kicks off tonight, are sure to have a consistent flow of buzzy moments, many of which will involve the event's 12 official brand sponsors. But…

With Hulu Stake, Time Warner Channels Will Be Added to New Livestreaming Service

Owner of HBO, CNN and TNT takes a 10% stake

After months of talks, media conglomerate Time Warner has struck a deal with Hulu that will give it a 10 percent stake in the video-streaming service. Time Warner joins Disney,…

Advertisers Beware: Audiences Are Taking Longer Than Ever to Watch TV Shows

Especially young, affluent viewers

Advertising is still sold based on the number of viewers within three or seven days of an episode airing, but audiences are taking their sweet old time when it comes…

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