Topic: 2012-13 Upfront

Sick Nick a Drag on Viacom Ad Sales Kids net ratings declines remain a concern

Nickelodeon’s ongoing ratings woes were the talk of Viacom’s fiscal second-quarter earnings call, as executives faced a litany of pointed questions about the network’s under-deliveries. Speaking to analysts in a Q&A…

May 3, 2012, 5:43 PM EDT

Catch Me If You Can CBS’ Les Moonves predicts a decisive upfront win

While upfront negotiations aren’t likely to begin until the end of the month, Les Moonves believes the outcome is a fait accompli.  Speaking to investors Tuesday afternoon during CBS Corp.’s first-quarter…

May 1, 2012, 7:30 PM EDT

Oxygen Upfront Highlights New Programming 'Girlfriend Confidential' franchise touted

NBCUniversal cable network Oxygen—Bravo's "little sister" network—announced a long list of new shows Wednesday, hours before its annual party and programming breakdown at the top of the Dream Hotel in…

April 26, 2012, 11:21 AM EDT

Syfy Boosts Development Slate New show 'Defiance' melds with massively multiplayer online game

Syfy redecorated large sections of the American Museum of Natural History for its 2012 upfront presentation, where network president Dave Howe led an hour-long tour of the network's new offerings,…

April 25, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT

Scripps Goes Big With 2012 Upfront Presentation covers new branding initiatives

Scripps Networks Interactive has gained a reputation in recent years for lengthy, early upfront events—last year's breakfast ran into late morning—but this time, the company opted for a much bigger…

April 25, 2012, 12:22 PM EDT

Hulu's First Upfront Attracts Attention, Attendees, Hopefully TV Dollars Digital TV service announces new projects from Seth Meyers, more

As Hulu's programming slate deepens, its advertising model is also getting more intricate. Like AOL, the company is offering guarantees based on Nielsen's new OCR (online campaign ratings) system, which…

April 19, 2012, 12:10 PM EDT

Upfront and Center Discovery ad chief Joe Abruzzese prepares to go to the mat, and takes Adweek along for an insider's view

Two well-dressed men enter a room, each carrying a sheaf of documents tucked under one arm. They take a seat across from each other at a small round table. Spring…

April 16, 2012, 12:04 AM EDT

Analyst: Broadcasters Poised for Another Strong Upfront Janney’s Wible predicts 10% CPM hikes for CBS, Fox

In the absence of any verified client budgets, talk about what’s in store for the coming upfront marketplace is highly speculative. That said, macro-economic trends seem to portend another robust…

April 10, 2012, 6:23 AM EDT

Discovery Communications Parties With James Woods, Robots, Oprah at Upfront Cable company unveils a slew of green lights

Discovery tends to play it big for its upfront presentation, and 2012 was no exception. If you had to pick a star of the show, it would probably be Henry Schleiff,…

April 6, 2012, 3:27 PM EDT

Bravo's Upfront Party Brings in the Swells Network still on an upswing, with new scripted content in development, more 'Housewives'

When you arrived at last night's Bravo upfront, a nylon tent with plastic windows in it had been erected around the front of the venue—one of those former New York…

April 5, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT