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Viacom's Upfront Dollars and FY Q3 Ad Revenue Are Up Pushing affiliate fees as a main source of growth

Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman told investors on today's third-quarter earnings call that the company's TV division managed to secure mid-single-digit volume increases at its adult television networks division during this year's…

August 2, 2013, 10:43 AM EDT

Discovery CEO Zaslav Declares OWN Cash-Flow Positive Earnings are down overall, but ad revenue is up

Discovery Communications missed the mark on its fourth-quarter earnings report today, off from analyst predictions by 8 cents (at an opening price of 82 cents a share), and missing predictions…

July 30, 2013, 10:17 AM EDT

Zucker's Changes at CNN Are Already Bearing Fruit Walls between shows come down

The good ship CNN is riding a little higher on the waves. After months of plummeting ratings and a high-profile game of C-suite musical chairs, the original cable news network…

July 10, 2013, 8:38 AM EDT

GAO Report: FCC Should Do Fewer Cable and Video Reports Price and competition annual reports not needed

Apparently the reports on the cable industry and video marketplace the Federal Communications Commission is required periodically to conduct are a giant time suck and resource hog. That was the…

June 26, 2013, 10:16 AM EDT

Ratings Slump Dings Broadcast Sales Networks’ Q1 spend slips 5 percent; cable on the rise

Diluted prime-time deliveries and a calendar quirk that moved NCAA Final Four dollars into April contributed to a $317 million decline in first-quarter broadcast TV ad expenditures. According to a new…

June 25, 2013, 12:00 AM EDT

You Endure More Commercials When Watching Cable Networks Compared to broadcast

Is the viewer in the bathroom during your prime-time ad? If that ad is on CMT, there’s a good chance he is. If it runs on Bravo, she’ll be more…

June 23, 2013, 10:27 PM EDT

Big Cable Offering Producers Incentives to Stay Off the Web Include higher fees as well as threats to drop programming

Time Warner Cable and other pay-TV operators are offering incentives to producers to withhold content from Internet services, Bloomberg reported. Bloomberg's unnamed sources said the incentives take the form of higher…

June 13, 2013, 12:22 PM EDT

Fox Makes Headway as First Week of Upfront Deals Ends Network sacrifices bigger CPM hikes for dollar volume

After jumping out to an early start on Wednesday, Fox steadily has been closing its 2013-14 upfront deals, writing business at slightly less inflated rates than in recent years. According to…

May 31, 2013, 5:29 PM EDT

The Big Items on the FCC’s To-Do List Much work to be done

Did anyone really think that Julius Genachowski wouldn’t leave the media ownership rules for the next guy? Or the always-in-court, nearly impossible to legally defend broadcast indecency rules? Even with…

May 26, 2013, 10:57 PM EDT

Is Cable Finally Getting Parity With Broadcast? Both are changing

On Monday, top executives at both NBC and Fox upfronts did something you don’t usually see in a network presentation. They admitted they weren’t happy with their product, either. “We…

May 19, 2013, 11:07 PM EDT

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