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NBCU Appoints CFO for E! and Esquire Network Donald Storm will helm financials at two networks

NBCUniversal announced today that it has appointed Donald C. "D.C." Storm II as CFO of E! and Esquire Network. Formerly the vp of financial planning and analysis at NBCU Corporate,…

June 30, 2014, 4:30 PM EDT

Sneaky Facebook Study on Users' Emotions Draws Ire Research 'may not have justified all of this anxiety,' study lead admits

If you use Facebook and found yourself momentarily feeling either better or worse in early 2012, an algorithm may have caused your shift in mood. And that's what has some…

June 30, 2014, 12:08 PM EDT

With Broadcast Volume Down, TV Inventory Is Going to Get Expensive Scatter market due for a major uptick

If everybody waits out this upfront for better inventory in the fall, will anybody get enough of it? Brian Wieser, analyst at Pivotal Research (and a former head forecaster for…

June 29, 2014, 7:54 PM EDT

Programmers Are Frustrated by a Lack of Netflix Metrics Dearth of viewership data ‘runs counter’ to industry standards

When Breaking Bad scored three Emmy wins last fall, its showrunner, Vince Gilligan, credited Netflix for his show’s longevity and for heightening its popularity. Similarly, program execs in general have…

June 29, 2014, 7:52 PM EDT

Horizon’s Marianne Gambelli Discusses Television, Programmatic and Life After NBC ‘It’s not just the TV Upfront anymore’

   Specs Who Marianne Gambelli New gig Evp, chief investment officer at Horizon Media Old gig President of advertising sales at NBC Age 54 How do you like being on the other side of the negotiating table? It’s…

June 29, 2014, 7:51 PM EDT

Aereo Presses the Pause Button World Cup fans must find alternatives to watch noon match

With the Supreme Court on Wednesday effectively putting the kibosh on Aereo's streaming service, CEO Chet Kanojia announced that at 11:30 a.m. today Aereo would "pause operations temporarily" until it…

June 28, 2014, 11:01 AM EDT

Penny Dreadful Creator John Logan Explains Why He Loves Monsters Season 1 of Showtime's creepy drama ends Sunday night

One of the most critically beloved new shows on cable, Showtime's Penny Dreadful is written start to finish by Skyfall and Hugo screenwriter John Logan and produced by Sam Mendes,…

June 27, 2014, 9:27 PM EDT

Turner Nears the Upfront Finish Line Sources say company is writing 6% CPM bumps

As broadcast closes out this week, big kahuna cable conglomerate Turner is working on the last of its deals, with CPM increases around the 6 percent range and flat volume…

June 27, 2014, 3:47 PM EDT

ESPN Breaks Record as Fans Watch Instead of Working Linear viewership lags behind Ghana, Portugal matches, digital soars

ESPN metered market numbers for yesterday's 12 p.m. match between the U.S. and Germany got a 6.3 rating, including an hour of pregame starting at 11 a.m. That's great, considering…

June 27, 2014, 11:38 AM EDT

NBCU's TV Everywhere Taps Former HBO Exec Dina Juliano as SVP of Consumer Strategy One of three recent additions to the network's TVE group

NBC Universal has tapped Dina Juliano, formerly vp of user experience and product design for digital products at HBO, as its svp of consumer product strategy for the network's TV Everywhere…

June 26, 2014, 1:16 PM EDT

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