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Supreme Court Effectively Puts Aereo Out of Business 'Aereo is not simply an equipment provider'

The official word on Aereo came down from the Supreme Court today, and the word is "no."  The ruling came down 6-3 against the streaming TV company. In an opinion written…

June 25, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT

The CW Wraps Upfront Sales Buyers dig The Flash

The CW has finished its upfront sales, making Fox the last man standing in this year's ad sales bazaar. Volume for the network was down slightly (as it has been…

June 24, 2014, 7:05 PM EDT

That's a $6 Billion Upfront Wrap for All of NBCUniversal Broadcast CPMs up 7.5-8%, volume rises

NBC broadcast has wrapped its upfront sales effort, securing $2.52 billion in ad dollars across prime time, sports and late night, said sources. It's a significant gain over the $2.25…

June 24, 2014, 5:11 PM EDT

Q&A: How Reading Rainbow Soared Back, and How It Will Reach Its $5 Million Goal Behind the scenes with the team making it happen

Things are looking sunnier than ever for Reading Rainbow. After the show's Kickstarter hit its $1 million goal in just 11 hours, the creators set their sights on a new butterfly…

June 24, 2014, 12:53 PM EDT

Which TV Comedienne Is Looking for Love on Tinder? 2 Broke Girls creator thinks it may be a genius app

Specs Who Whitney Cummings Age 31 Accomplishments Comedian and actress (her Comedy Central stand-up special, Whitney Cummings: I Love You, premieres June 28 at 11 p.m./10 c); co-creator of the CBS sitcom 2…

June 24, 2014, 6:30 AM EDT

Can a Career TV Exec Bring Ambitious Xbox Shows to Life? The Microsoft exec develops interactive video for next-gen consumers

Specs Name Jordan Levin New gig Evp, Microsoft Old gig CEO, Generate Age 45 How did you land at Microsoft? The simplest way of making the connection is that [Microsoft entertainment and digital media president]…

June 24, 2014, 6:11 AM EDT

Will Programmatic Advertising Take Over TV? Point, counter-point by Adweek experts

Illustration: Alvaro Dominguez YES Who needs ratings when you can buy TV impressions? All you need is a defined audience, the ability to deliver an ad wherever a person is viewing and…

June 24, 2014, 6:08 AM EDT

SundanceTV Extends Jaguar's British Villains Campaign Brit-heavy drama Rectify shows custom spot for the car-maker

One of the most popular creative executions in the automotive category this year has a new edition made by cable network SundanceTV for the second season of Rectify: Jaguar's "British…

June 23, 2014, 4:26 PM EDT

The Guild’s Felicia Day Wrote Herself the Role of a Lifetime One of the original Web series got started when her acting career was stalling

Talent - Gold Felicia Day’s dearly departed Web series The Guild started before anybody was really talking about the medium—it was a year before the world knew that lonelygirl15 was a…

June 22, 2014, 7:01 PM EDT

ABC Finishes Upfront Deals With Mid-Single Digit Increases, Low Volume Network bets big on nonwhite audiences

ABC has confirmed that it is essentially done with upfront negotiations with the major agencies; a network source says that the broadcaster is making cleanup deals with a few smaller…

June 20, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

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