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Upfront Preview: IFC's Offerings Include Comedies From Will Ferrell and Ben Stiller Large development slate features 3 pilots and 8 scripts

As its big sister net AMC celebrates its successes, comedy cabler IFC is headed into its 2013 upfront—the first without Evan Shapiro, who now works with Participant Media on its…

April 10, 2013, 4:43 PM EDT

Participant Media Starts New TV Network, Pivot Documentary-heavy channel tries unusual distribution strategy

At an upfront presentation on Wednesday morning, Participant Media announced that it will turn its recent acquisitions Halogen and the Documentary Channel, into a mostly nonfiction network featuring programming from…

March 27, 2013, 6:03 PM EDT

Nielsen: Broadcast Ad Spend Zooms in Q3 Networks book $5.33 billion in sales as Olympics, auto dollars flow

Broadcast television enjoyed an impressive third quarter, as overall network spend soared 35 percent versus the year-ago period. According to data just released by Nielsen, the broadcasters booked north of $5.33…

December 12, 2012, 10:00 AM EST

Fast Chat: Key & Peele The Comedy Central stars get serious about being funny

Comedy Central's Key & Peele is one of those home-grown oddities you only get on a network that develops not just comedy, but individual comedians. The series has only a couple…

October 10, 2012, 2:49 PM EDT

Good News/Bad News: Cable Notches Record Upfront Haul, but Market Is Slumping Stagnant economy puts the freeze on scatter

After two consecutive years of record growth, the cable advertising market has cooled down considerably—and if the current scatter market is any indication, the networks could be in for a…

September 17, 2012, 1:34 PM EDT

OWN Lays Off 30 Discovery joint venture with Oprah axes staffers post-'Rosie' cancellation

Seems like the Oprah Winfrey Network just can't catch a break: after Friday's announcement that The Rosie Show wouldn't be coming back to the network after a low-rated first season,…

March 19, 2012, 6:05 PM EDT

Nickelodeon Green Lights a Novela, a Stop-Motion Spongebob Special and Whole Lotta Rabbits Kid network upfront features multiple musical performances

Breaking at the Nickelodeon upfront: James Franco will have a multi-episode part on Hollywood Heights, a new novela from Univision stakeholder and long-time first-look partner Televisa. Nick pulled out all the…

March 14, 2012, 10:31 PM EDT

The Viacom Corporation Gets a Blog Multinational entertainment combine can now tell us about that girl at work it has a crush on

Viacom, the owner of Comedy Central, MTV, BET, VH1, Nickelodeon and movie studio Paramount, now has a blog. Initial posts at blog.viacom.com are fairly promising by corporate blog standards, with a…

March 12, 2012, 7:53 PM EDT

Broadcasters File Suit Against Aereo Ask for permanent injunction against the online TV service

Broadcaster owners in New York filed lawsuits Thursday against Aereo, a service that delivers broadcast TV via the Internet. In two separate complaints filed in the U.S. District Court for…

March 2, 2012, 7:46 AM EST

Time Warner CEO Pushes TV Everywhere as a Necessity for Cable Operators Bewkes talks future of VOD at Deutsche Bank conference

Time Warner chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes isn't exactly known for his shyness on the subject of streaming video on demand services, having referred to Netflix as both "a 200-pound…

February 28, 2012, 8:26 PM EST

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