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Portrait: Ypulse Market researchers focus is helping brands get a handle on youth culture

Specs Who Jake Katz, general manager; Dan Coates, president What Youth market research firm Where New York offices Dan Coates, president of Ypulse, is the first to admit that probing the lives and…

June 28, 2012, 6:46 AM EDT

The CW Wraps Upfront Deals; Turner Joins the Fray Digital packages boost ratings-challenged broadcaster

The CW is the first network to finish writing its upfront business, taking in approximately $400 million to $410 million in advance commitments for the 2012-13 TV season. Volume was…

June 7, 2012, 2:38 PM EDT

MTV Launches Teen Wolf: The Hunt on Facebook New social game/experience includes original scripted content from show's creators

As most Teen Wolf lovers know, just watching the show's episodes on TV or online doesn’t nearly cut it. You need to chat with other fans. You need to tweet…

June 4, 2012, 8:00 AM EDT

Viacom Raises Dividend 10%, Less Than Predicted Media conglomerate continues buying back its own stock

Viacom has increased its shareholder dividend to 27.5 cents, up 10 percent. The increase takes place starting with Viacom's next quarterly dividend, payable July 2. The media conglomerate has driven up…

May 23, 2012, 5:34 PM EDT

Flaming Lips Tries to Top Jay-Z's 8 Shows in 24 Hours Band to challenge rapper's record as promo for MTV's O Music Awards

Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne has been performing with the same group for over 30 years, but he has absolutely no problem innovating. On Wednesday, Coyne announced via Twitter that…

May 23, 2012, 11:40 AM EDT

The 10 Best Upfront Presentations (So Far) From robots to an attempted seduction by Jennifer Love Hewitt, some nets really know how to party

The upfronts are supposed to be an opportunity for cable and broadcast networks—and now digital content providers—to unveil their slates of new programming before an audience of advertising executives, in…

May 17, 2012, 12:00 AM EDT

Sick Nick a Drag on Viacom Ad Sales Kids net ratings declines remain a concern

Nickelodeon’s ongoing ratings woes were the talk of Viacom’s fiscal second-quarter earnings call, as executives faced a litany of pointed questions about the network’s under-deliveries. Speaking to analysts in a Q&A…

May 3, 2012, 5:43 PM EDT

A Look Back at a Week's Worth of Programming News 'Bones' won't be buried, dance with yourself until you Yahoo

I don't know if you've heard, but various television networks are having these upfront presentations, and they range from entertainingly professional industry demonstrations with some expensive production flourishes to utter bacchanals. The broadcast…

April 28, 2012, 4:53 PM EDT

MTV's Upfront Features New Comedies, Alicia Keys Network previews 'Snooki and JWoww vs. the World'

"This is where Justin Bieber got his start," MTV's on-air personality Sway Calloway reminded the audience at the network's upfront presentation on Thursday evening. As the TV world's broadcast presentations get…

April 27, 2012, 9:02 AM EDT

The Viacom Corporation Gets a Blog Multinational entertainment combine can now tell us about that girl at work it has a crush on

Viacom, the owner of Comedy Central, MTV, BET, VH1, Nickelodeon and movie studio Paramount, now has a blog. Initial posts at blog.viacom.com are fairly promising by corporate blog standards, with a…

March 12, 2012, 7:53 PM EDT

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