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Topic: Broadcast

As Coke Exits American Idol After 13 Seasons, an Iconic Show's Future Looks Grim Viewership is a fraction of its 2006 prime

If American Idol was in rough shape before (which it was), it's looking at an even bleaker future now that Coca-Cola has publicly said it won't be supporting the reality…

December 16, 2014, 1:02 PM EST

Latest Court Decision Keeps TV Service From Streaming Live Broadcast Shows Aereo shot down again

Aereo, the embattled startup, has been officially banned from live streaming broadcast shows to online subscribers due to a ruling by a New York federal judge. According to a previous…

October 24, 2014, 2:37 PM EDT

Oh Well, So Much for The Avengers Trailer Driving SHIELD Viewership Curses! Leak foils plans for ailing show

It was a great plan while it lasted. To boost ABC's flagging Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel planned to debut the trailer for next May's The Avenger's: Age of Ultron film during…

October 23, 2014, 10:42 AM EDT

Larry King Has Done Over 60,000 Interviews, but This Is the One He Really Wants Hint: a Cuban politician

Larry King's career stretches back nearly seven decades, ranging from his early days as a radio broadcaster in Florida to 25 years at the helm of Larry King Live on…

October 2, 2014, 2:14 PM EDT

NFL Tops Jeter's Last Game in Twitter TV Ratings Cowboys-Saints contest takes first place

NBC’s Sunday Night Football contest between the New Orleans Saints and Dallas Cowboys came out on top of Nielsen’s TV Twitter ratings for sports programs this past week. The game was…

September 30, 2014, 5:46 PM EDT

Bon Appétit Joins Reality Foodie Fray With New Bravo Show Best New Restaurant is mag’s first foray into broadcast

For the first time in its 58-year history, Condé Nast’s Bon Appétit is hitting the airwaves. This January, the magazine will partner with Bravo on a new competition series, Best…

August 10, 2014, 10:38 PM EDT

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 Broadcast Market Is Moving NBC, CBS write upfront deals, many buy C7

Three of the major broadcast networks have started to write upfront deals—NBC, CBS and Fox are all said to be signing contracts for inventory in the 2014-15 season. NBC is…

June 4, 2014, 6:04 PM EDT

Univision Gives Simon Cowell Show La Banda the Go-Ahead Network upfront features dancing Steve Mandela, Carlos Santana

Univision has green-lit a new series from American Idol/X Factor/America's Got Talent producer Simon Cowell entitled La Banda, out to find "the best band in the world," as Cowell told…

May 13, 2014, 5:48 PM EDT

When Make-Goods Aren't Good Enough As ratings plummet, broadcasters and buyers pledge to innovate

The decline of broadcast TV ratings recalls Hemingway’s description of stumbling into bankruptcy, inasmuch as the phenomenon has happened “gradually, then suddenly.” Over the last seven seasons, the Big Four…

April 29, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

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