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Topic: Lifetime

Our Picks for the Best Fall Shows Across the Whole Media Spectrum

Broadcast no longer rules the roost

Ask anybody who writes about television about the future of programming and he will let you know the best shows aren't on broadcast anymore. Increasingly, they're not necessarily on TV.…

Q2 TV Sales Up 6 Percent to $18.4 Billion

Cable soars 15 percent, while broadcast improves 5 percent

Favorable year-ago comps and a whole bunch of additional NBA playoff games helped lift second-quarter TV ad sales revenue by 6 percent to $18.4 billion. According to a new report from…

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,…

Standard Media Index Survey Dings ESPN, MTV, E! for Calendar Year to Date

Major cable networks down year-over-year

Ratings, meet results: advertisers were bearish on ESPN during the first half of the year, but they were nuts for the A+E cable group. Analysts at the Standard Media Index, which…

Project Runway Billboard for Season 12, Awash in Naked Models, Will Run in L.A. After All

Sunset Strip will take it

It's an image that was nearly too hot for Los Angeles, a town that regularly sees bare bums and lithe bodies in various states of undress along its famous streets…

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,…

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…

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