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Why Shark Week Is Sinking Its Teeth Into July

Discovery shifts its franchise to own the summer, and best rivals

In this year's promos for Shark Week, Discovery is calling it "The Most Wonderful Week of the Year"—and that's not just hyperbole. The network owes much of its success over…

Addicted to Lifetime Movies? Now There's an App For That

A+E Networks launches its first SVOD service

If you've got $4 and an unabashed love of Lifetime movies, this might be the best day since Flowers in the Attic premiered last year.  A+E Networks has launched its first…

Kin Community Opens Branded Content Studio

Leading women's multichannel network connects creators with brands

Kin Community is the latest digital video network to open a branded content arm, announcing the launch of Kin Studios this morning. Kin Studios will work with brands–Beiersdorf, P&G, and Wilton…

Turner Closes Out Upfront Sales Ahead of 2 Broadcasters

Second year as a combined portfolio yields CPM increases

Another upfront sales team is wrapping business before the July 4 holiday, as Turner has completed the majority of its upfront negotiations, according to sources familiar with the situation. Unlike last…

Reelz Will Air Miss USA After NBC Dropped It

Cable channel rescues Donald Trump's July 12 pageant

You're going to be hearing a lot about Reelz today, probably for the first time in four years.   That's because the independent cable channel has landed rights to televise the…

U.S. Women's World Cup Semifinal Earns Fox Its Biggest Audience Since the Empire Finale

Averaged 8.4 million viewers

The U.S. advanced to the final of the Women's World Cup with a 2-0 win over Germany last night, and the match resulted in big ratings for Fox. In fact,…

Telemundo Will Produce a TV Newscast Using Only Smartphones and Tablets

First-of-its-kind show embraces ubiquitous tech

Telemundo will be the first network to produce a newscast entirely with mobile devices. Reporters and photojournalists will use smartphones and tablets to shoot all the video for the Monday, July…

TV Land Pulls Dukes of Hazzard Reruns

Confederate flag controversy hits the General Lee

Good Ol' Boys Bo and Luke Duke—and the confederate flag atop their beloved General Lee—won't be "making their way" on TV Land any longer. The cable network has pulled The Dukes…

Despite Empire, Fox Finishes Upfront Sales With CPM Declines

Volume was flat for the restructured Fox Networks Group

Even having the biggest new hit in decades—all hail, Empire!—couldn't keep Fox from taking a hit as it closed this year's upfront sales.  Fox's CPMs were flat to as much as…

American Ninja Warrior Will Replace Donald Trump's Miss USA Pageant on NBC

Network makes new plans for July 12

The post-Donald Trump era at NBC has begun, and so far, it's heavy on ninja warriors.  One day after announcing it had cut ties with Trump and would no longer be airing…

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