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BET Hopes New Scripted Projects Will Keep It on Top Among African-American Audiences

Partners with Tidal on music anthology series

BET has been around for 35 years and has reigned as the top media brand for young African-American audiences for the past 15 years. And at the Viacom network's upfront presentation…

With These Products, Google Is Beefing Up Its Push Into TV

How the company is helping keep the medium alive

When you do a Google search for "TV is dead," you get 338 million results. Daniel Alegre, Google's president of global partnerships, says he's "not going to be person 338…

Crackle Will Only Show 5 Ads Per Episode in Its Original Series

Sony-owned streamer takes aim at Hulu during second upfront

Crackle's decision to move out of the NewFronts last year and hold its own upfront presentation changed the way advertisers viewed the streaming platform, according to general manager and evp Eric…

Turner Isn't Expanding Its Plans to Reduce Ad Load Beyond TruTV and TNT—for Now

Plus, 5 other programming and ad sales initiatives

In Adweek's cover story this week, Turner president David Levy and his team detailed their ambitious plans to innovate at the company heading into this year's upfront—and perhaps significantly alter the…

How Amazon Saves You From the 'Showhole' When You Don't Know What to Binge Next

With Fire TV, you find a new show instantly

It's one of the unhappy side effects of binge-watching—that deep emptiness you feel inside after burning through your favorite on-demand series.  Amazon calls the common condition a "Showhole," and two new…

Shark Tank Star Spotlights Immigrant Entrepreneurs in New Web Series for Inc. Magazine

Robert Herjavec hosts The Inspiration Chronicles

Ever since Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said he wanted to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, immigration has been a key issue in one of the most contentious…

Why Christopher Meloni's Twitter Feed Is Full of Beard Selfies

Underground star talks media, books and social

Specs Age 55 Claim to fame Stars as August Pullman on WGN America's Underground (Wednesdays, 10 p.m.) Base Los Angeles Twitter @Chris_Meloni Adweek: What's the first information you consume in the morning?  Christopher Meloni: Newspapers via my…

NBC Will Try to Jump-Start Aquarius With an Ad-Free Season 2 Premiere

No commercials or promos during June 16 return

This season, several cable networks have successfully experimented with commercial-free debuts of new series. Now, NBC is hoping to keep the streak going with Aquarius, its '60s detective drama starring David…

Fox Looks to Make Empire an Enduring Success, Not Just a Short-Term Hit

There's a danger in shows burning too hot and fast

Empire might not be as white-hot as it was in Season 1, but the show remains one of TV's biggest hits, and its ratings among 18- to 49-year-olds are twice…

Michael Strahan Is Leaving Live to Work Full Time at Good Morning America

He'll segue to GMA in September

Michael Strahan is leaving Live with Kelly and Michael, but viewers will still be able to spend their mornings with him. After four years co-hosting Live with Kelly Ripa, the former…

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