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Topic: broadcast TV

CBS Exec: A Broadcast Network Can Win in the End, Even as TV Evolves

Nina Tassler on content ownership and multiple platforms

A few days after FX's John Landgraf sounded a warning bell that "too much television" is being made, a top exec at CBS said the network is well positioned to continue to…

Aereo vs. Broadcast TV: The Case That Could Change Everything

Who's likely to win and what’s at stake

On April 22, attorneys for Aereo and the broadcast TV networks will face off before the Supreme Court in American Broadcasting Companies Inc. v. Aereo. The closely watched case could…

Just Before the Upfront, Telemundo Hooks AT&T, Ford and State Farm for La Voz Kids

Hispanic auto market 'outpacing the growth of the general market'

Immediately after its Sunday night premiere, three of Telemundo's advertisers expanded their commitments to include La Voz Kids. Ford, State Farm and AT&T will now buy the Hispanic spinoff of…

Play Ball! Fox, Turner to Re-Up With MLB

Multibillion-dollar deals wrap up baseball rights through 2021

Major League Baseball has secured its media rights deals through the start of the next decade, coming to agreements with Fox and Turner Sports on a pair of new eight-year…

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…

UPDATED: Keith Turner to Replace David Lawenda at Univision

Ad sales president out, former NFL exec in

President of ad sales David Lawenda is leaving Univision in early September, a memo from Univision CEO Randy Falco to staffers said on Thursday morning. "David Lawenda informed me that…

Univision Tops English-Language Rivals in Demo

Broadcaster lands in No. 1 spot for the week

It must feel like Christmas for the Big Four broadcast networks because that's usually the time of year they're this unpopular. It's either time for CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox…

A Hard Day’s Night: Bieber Special Flops

NBC’s two-part tour doc draws just 3 million viewers

In a moment of hubris documented in his NBC special, Justin Bieber compared himself to the Beatles. And while the Canadian pop phenom certainly draws his share of screaming teenage…

PwC Outlook: TV’s Growth Prospects Look Strong

Despite fragmenting audiences, the tube remains peerless

If the upfront marketplace does not appear to be as strong as broadcasters previously had anticipated, an inundation of political and Summer Olympics dollars will go a long way toward…

Broadcasters, Aereo to Face Off Next Week Over Copyrights

Stakes are high for preserving broadcast business model

Broadcasters will face off with pay TV upstart Aereo next week over claims that Aereo is retransmitting TV signals without permission in violation of the U.S. Copyright Act. The U.S. District…

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