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Why Daytime Syndication Remains a Sunny Proposition for Advertisers

Buyers are undaunted by recent high-profile misses

Given the negatives that face the syndicated TV marketplace—a lack of successful new entries, immense competition from digital video for ad dollars and technology that allows viewers to watch on…

From Reducing Ad Time to Battling Netflix, Here's How the TV Industry Is Gearing Up for 2016

5 takeaways from TCA winter press tour

The broadcast and cable networks, along with streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon, have spent the past two weeks at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour, sharing their…

Why a Reporter Who Covered the Avery Case Is Launching a 'Making a Murderer' Rebuttal Podcast

Says evidence was 'selectively omitted'

Dan O'Donnell's new podcast on iHeartRadio, Rebutting a Murderer, isn't just some random person's take on the popular Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer. O'Donnell, a Milwaukee radio reporter, covered…

Nielsen Will Add Facebook to Its Social Ratings to Measure Conversation Around TV

Instagram next for expanded service

For nearly three years, Nielsen has been measuring the social conversation around TV shows—but only on Twitter. Now, as it faces increased scrutiny over its ability to accurately measure how many…

How Brands Are Getting in on the Joke With Comedies Like Angie Tribeca

Product integration is funny business for Snickers and others

In TBS' new police satire Angie Tribeca, no TV drama trope is left unscathed—including product integrations. In the third episode, two detectives (played by Hayes MacArthur and Deon Cole) strike…

From Wrestlemania to Top Chef, Pee-wee Herman's Long, Strange Trip to Netflix

'Big Holiday' streams March 18

The wait is almost over, Pee-wee Herman fans. Netflix announced today that Pee-wee's Big Holiday, a new film from Paul Reubens' alter ego, debuts on Netflix March 18. It's been more…

Fred Armisen Can't Keep Quiet in Portlandia Web Series for Subaru

'Talkative Driver' is next step in longtime brand partnership

Portlandia creators and stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein have teamed up with longtime partner Subaru for a four-part Web series tied to their hit IFC show. In "Talkative Driver,"…

Symphony Brushes Off Netflix Attacks on Its Ratings Metrics

'We definitely started a dialogue in the industry'

If Netflix was hoping to intimidate Symphony Advanced Media into submission by criticizing the company's data—which, for the first time, revealed how many viewers are watching Netflix's original series—it is going…

Why Univision Just Bought Fake News Website The Onion

Move adds 25 million monthly uniques

In news that could have been straight out of The Onion itself, Univision has purchased a stake in the satirical news outlet. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The top…

Making a Murderer Creators Blast News Accounts, Prep a Potential Followup

'The media are demonizing this man in order to prove his guilt'

Almost a month to the day that their 10-hour documentary Making a Murderer quietly debuted on Netflix, and subsequently became the most-buzzed series of the holiday season, co-directors Laura Ricciardi…

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