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Topic: A+E Networks

How Are TV Networks Just Like Kimmy Schmidt?

They're in the dark when it comes to streaming data, but Nielsen may change all that

The television networks are kind of like the main character in Tina Fey's new sitcom Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, who is released back into the world from an underground cult—they're in the…

Can Dead People Resurrect A&E's Ratings?

Carlton Cuse tells the TCA that The Returned can bring on a comeback

Things unraveled quickly for A&E in 2014: Its top-rated show, Duck Dynasty, plummeted to a 1.0 18-49 rating in November, and it canceled its second-most popular show, Longmire, which skewed…

TV Apps Were Supposed to Keep People Subscribed to Cable, but They're Creating Confusion Instead

TCA panel laments industry's measurement troubles

First the good news for network execs: More cable subscribers are starting to use official apps to stream programming. Now the bad news: The apps are proving confusing to customers…

US TV Networks Seek to Grow By Expanding Internationally

Reach is integral to their bottom lines

On the eve of network TV executives’ annual pilgrimage this week to Cannes, France, for the global programming bazaar known as Mipcom, Viacom announced last Wednesday it will launch men’s…

Do You Have to Go Overseas or Buy a Competitor to Get New Video Subscribers?

Comcast consolidates, Netflix goes abroad

Netflix executives practically had party hats on during their earnings call on Monday. The reason? The company topped 50 million subscribers for the first time. Comcast, meanwhile, was similarly pleased…

Discovery's Fit & Health to Rebrand as Discovery Life

The network to tackle life events to broaden its audience

Discovery Communications has announced that it plans to transform its fitness-oriented network, Discovery Fit & Health, into Discovery Life, AP reports. The new network, which will focus on life events…

Seeing Spots: Lifetime Branding Effort Looks an Awful Lot Like Splashy Hotel Ad

Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas creative bowed last summer

A new sizzle reel designed to raise Lifetime’s brand profile ahead of the 2014-15 upfront season may look awfully familiar to the people who developed a certain nerve-jangling hotel campaign…

A&E Shelves Those Who Kill

Network plans to re-launch Chloë Sevigny drama

After two weeks of soft ratings, A&E has taken the new Chloë Sevigny crime drama Those Who Kill out of commission. The network plans to re-launch the series at a later…

Say Media To Oversee Two A+E Digital Properties

Bio.com, LifetimeMoms.com will shift to editorial content

Say Media has signed a deal with A+E Networks to run two of A+E’s digital properties, Bio.com and LifetimeMoms.com. Beginning in April, Say will oversee all editorial content, ad sales,…

Matt Seiler Is Out to Remake and Automate the Media Agency World

Mediabrands CEO has a penchant for reinvention

Facebook global sales chief Carolyn Everson knew to brace herself for some hair-raising skiing in the Utah mountains with Matt Seiler, a weekend guest of hers at this year’s Sundance…

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