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TV Gets Undressed VH1’s Dating Naked is the latest stripped-down series to seduce viewers

To say that this wedding is unconventional doesn’t quite capture the essence of the nuptials of reality show contestants Ashley and Alika. First off, the bride and groom met with the…

August 24, 2014, 7:55 PM EDT

Where Have All the Upfront Dollars Gone? Online is only part of the answer

It's obvious by now that something has gone wrong in the television advertising world—upfront dollar volume fell by 6.1 percent to $18.125 billion, including a 4.7 percent hit for cable,…

August 11, 2014, 3:04 PM EDT

Not Ryan Block, but he feels his pain.
Comcast Apologizes for Customer Service Call From Hell Disconnecting your service is as easy as one, two ... 20 minutes later

Cable giant Comcast says it's sorry for the unusual inconvenience it caused AOL vp of product Ryan Block during a 20-minute phone call where he somewhat painfully tried to disconnect…

July 16, 2014, 1:57 PM EDT

NBCU Appoints CFO for E! and Esquire Network Donald Storm will helm financials at two networks

NBCUniversal announced today that it has appointed Donald C. "D.C." Storm II as CFO of E! and Esquire Network. Formerly the vp of financial planning and analysis at NBCU Corporate,…

June 30, 2014, 4:30 PM EDT

NBCU's TV Everywhere Taps Former HBO Exec Dina Juliano as SVP of Consumer Strategy One of three recent additions to the network's TVE group

NBC Universal has tapped Dina Juliano, formerly vp of user experience and product design for digital products at HBO, as its svp of consumer product strategy for the network's TV Everywhere…

June 26, 2014, 1:16 PM EDT

George Bodenheimer to Leave ESPN Three years after handing off president role, he'll manage a charity

George Bodenheimer is leaving ESPN, according to the Disney-ABC sports network. Bodenheimer has been at ESPN almost since its inception—he started working there in 1981—and will now work at The…

May 28, 2014, 11:51 AM EDT

Jackie de Crinis Returns From Paradise to Take On USA’s Wider Development Mission Goes well beyond original scripted dramas

   Specs Who Jackie de Crinis New gig Evp, original programming, USA Network  Old gig Senior programming executive, USA Network Age 49  In a recent interview with Adweek, chairman of NBCU Cable Entertainment Bonnie Hammer said USA Network…

May 18, 2014, 9:19 PM EDT

Marjorie Kaplan Is Juggling 2 Discovery Networks Through the Upfront and Beyond Her plans for TLC and Animal Planet

Specs Who Marjorie Kaplan New gig Group president, TLC and Animal Planet Old gig Group president, Animal Planet, Science Channel and Velocity Age 52 So TLC is a huge business. What’s it like handling that…

April 20, 2014, 9:47 PM EDT

Advertisers Are Lining Up for a Piece of Mad Men’s Final Season April 13 marks the beginning of the end for AMC’s stylish drama

While viewers may be in for a little culture shock when Mad Men returns for its seventh and final season—the story picks up in January 1969, and in keeping with…

April 6, 2014, 8:34 PM EDT

The Story of Kids TV Mastermind Fred Seibert Cultivating a whole new generation of weird in animation

Fred Seibert is sitting in his New York office, filled with Legos and comic books, talking enthusiastically about his first big failure. Thirty-two years ago, Seibert was hired away from his…

March 10, 2014, 9:54 PM EDT

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