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Topic: IFC

Networks Pour Cash Into Summer Programming Our top picks for off-season TV

The broadcast season is over. Permanently. That’s not to say that a bunch of new series won’t be back in the fall, but you no longer have to watch reruns…

June 3, 2014, 5:57 AM EDT

IFC Cuts Funny Custom Trailers for Library Flicks Like Alien and Napoleon Dynamite Rebrand includes new logo, jokes about content

IFC is changing ... sort of. "It's a refresh," says Kevin Vitale, marketing vp of creative and brand strategy. "It's more of a face-lift." As part of that face-lift, the cable channel…

May 6, 2014, 10:28 AM EDT

IFC Has a New Documentary Parody Show From SNL Alums

IFC announced its upfront slate just shy of this evening's presentation in Manhattan. The agenda for the 2014-15 season (or the cable equivalent thereof) includes American Documentary, a new series…

March 20, 2014, 12:48 PM EDT

Geico's Talking Pig Runs for Mayor of 'Portlandia' #Maxwell4Mayor debuts over the weekend

Last year, Geico and Portlandia had fun with the insurer's pig character, Maxwell, in an IFC spot that referenced the comedy's farm-to-table skit. Now they want to take the talking…

March 3, 2014, 5:38 PM EST

Walking Dead Breathes Life Into AMC Networks Zombie drama helps fuel 31% lift in Q4 ad sales

Powered by the voracious and indefatigable phenomenon that is The Walking Dead, AMC Networks enjoyed a strong fourth quarter, boosting ad sales revenue 31 percent to $205 million. Advertiser demand for…

February 27, 2014, 3:39 PM EST

How Portlandia's Social Effort Pounced on Lame Super Bowl Game Grew Twitter following by 25%

Super Bowl XLVIII, a bona fide bore, improbably ended up being the most-viewed TV program in American history. But perhaps it was the perfect storm for social media marketing, as…

February 5, 2014, 4:32 PM EST

How IFC Got Alex Prager to Shoot Portlandia Ads in the Style of Her Fine-Art Photos Carrie and Fred are faces in the crowd

IFC just released the key art for Season 4 of Portlandia, and the photos are fantastic. Not only did the network get the great young photographer Alex Prager on board—she…

January 16, 2014, 2:26 PM EST

5 New Cable Series We Can’t Wait For Ah, midseason, when we finally get the good stuff

It’s that time of year again: time to admit that newbie broadcast shows like Welcome to the Family and We Are Men really, really didn’t work, that Lucky 7 was…

December 25, 2013, 6:57 AM EST

Strange Ads Promote an Author Who Isn't Real and a Book That Doesn't Exist Who is Eric Jonrosh?

IFC's upcoming The Spoils of Bablyon, a comedy miniseries that spoofs serious miniseries, is based on a book that seems to be sold out in Hudson News stores around the…

November 15, 2013, 8:21 AM EST

AMCX Says Its Own VOD Strategy Is 'Heretical,' but That's Cool Execs defend Chellomedia purchase after downgrade

AMC Networks delivered lower-than-expected earnings on Thursday, announcing that it wouldn't be discussing the Chellomedia purchase in much detail on the call (the company agreed to buy the international TV…

November 7, 2013, 3:22 PM EST

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