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Topic: The CW

Tribune Buys Local TV Holdings to Become Nation's Largest Station Operator New opportunities, reach for advertisers

Tribune Company is buying Cincinnati-based Local TV Holdings—and its 19 television stations in key markets—for $2.73 billion in cash, the companies said in a statement this morning. Coupled with Tribune’s…

July 1, 2013, 11:16 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

Turner Wraps Upfront Business; Broadcast Still in Motion Buyers are at the midway point with cable, while Big Four will be down in volume

Turner Broadcasting System has wrapped the bulk of its entertainment network upfront sales, finalizing the last of its deals with the major media agencies just hours ago. According to multiple sources,…

June 19, 2013, 5:49 PM EDT

Turner Halfway Through Upfront Deals; Fox Effectively Done Cable moves as broadcast makes painstaking progress

With much of the broadcast upfront market still unsettled—ABC and NBC are still ironing out their pricing strategies—some top-tier cable players have quietly begun piecing together deals with major agencies. Sources…

June 12, 2013, 1:16 PM EDT

CBS Nears Upfront Finish Line Ratings champ on pace to book $2.65 billion in advance ad sales

After a week of stealthily locking down a flurry of deals with agencies, CBS is on the verge of wrapping its 2013-14 upfront business. Sources with knowledge of the network’s negotiations…

June 7, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

The CW Closes Out Its Upfront Deals Converged packages give ratings-challenged net a shot in the arm

The CW is once again the first network to finish writing its upfront business, taking in approximately $400 million to $410 million in advance commitments for the 2013-14 TV season.…

June 5, 2013, 5:51 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

Fox, ABC Begin Hashing Out Upfront Deals Déjà vu all over again as spring bazaar gets off to a fast start

Call it the déjà vu upfront. In what appears to be a simulacrum of last year’s orderly upfront bazaar, Fox and ABC have started writing deals with some of the major…

May 29, 2013, 5:36 PM EDT

CBS Wins Prime-Time Ratings Crown Tiffany net takes the 18-49 title for the first time in 21 years

After passing NBC in the ratings race back in early February, CBS never looked back, cruising to an easy win among total viewers and the two major demographics. Per Nielsen, CBS…

May 22, 2013, 3:09 PM EDT

Ad-Supported App to Bring CW Programming to Apple TV Net also announces new interactive digital channel

The CW Network will bring its programming to Apple TV with a new, ad-supported app, Deadline reported. The CW will be the first network to make its content available directly…

May 17, 2013, 12:06 PM EDT

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