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Topic: History

A+E Finishes Upfront Sales With Volume Up 12-13%

Cable group sees high returns on Duck's unlimited ratings

It was a good year for ducks. The A+E Networks group saw plenty to quack about even without its signature nonfiction programming. Strong ratings for scripted miniseries and events like Vikings,…

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,…

A&E Head Robert DeBitetto to Change Gears, Will Run New Unit A+E Studios

Networks to be run by evps under honcho Nancy Dubuc

The org chart at A+E Networks will finally start making sense: Robert DeBitetto, president and gm of A&E for the past decade, will leave his position as head of the…

A+E Networks Unveil Houdini, Sons of Liberty, Devious Maids at Upfront

Mel Berning targets clients who are ‘tired of paying a failure tax’

A+E Networks’ Wednesday night upfront presentation at Lincoln Center featured ad sales president Mel Berning in an aggressive mode, taking on broadcasters for “throwing over $1 billion dollars up for…

Nancy Dubuc Promoted to President, CEO of A+E Networks; Abbe Raven Will Be Chairman

Second promotion for Dubuc in less than a year

History Channel revitalizer Nancy Dubuc continues her ascent up the food chain at A+E Networks, this time to the presidency of the group. She will be both president and CEO,…

Strong Showing for Mad Men Premiere

Season 6 opener draws near-record 3.4 million viewers

Sunday night’s death- and goulash-soaked season premiere of AMC’s Mad Men held its own in a crowded 9 p.m.-11 p.m. time slot, drawing a near-record 3.4 million viewers. Per Nielsen live-plus-same-day…

A+E Sales Boss Mel Berning Takes on Broadcast Bullies

More unscripted to come

If you’re a big investor in TV inventory, Mel Berning would like a word about his broadcast competition. “They’re 10 percent off on supply,” said Berning, A+E Networks’ president of…

Jesus Battles Zombies, Both Claim Victory

Though The Bible won Sunday in total viewers, The Walking Dead took the night in demos

The Easter Sunday finale of History's The Bible pulled off quite a miracle. It was the first cable show to beat The Walking Dead (which had its season finale last…

Adweek's Brand Paternity Test: Who Owns What?

Match these 15 products with their parent companies

When you buy anything these days, from apple juice to an Audi A6, chances are good that at least some of your money is going to a parent company that…

History Springs Into Action

In the niche-driven world of cable, the guy-friendly network strives for growth and consistency

History will not be repeating itself this year. The cable network, which has increased market share while hanging on to a majority-male viewership, is taking big swings in 2013, as huge…

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