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Topic: NAB

Fox Looks to Make Empire an Enduring Success, Not Just a Short-Term Hit

There's a danger in shows burning too hot and fast

Empire might not be as white-hot as it was in Season 1, but the show remains one of TV's biggest hits, and its ratings among 18- to 49-year-olds are twice…

This Director of Stunning IMAX Films Is Betting Big on Virtual Reality

NextVR unveils the first production truck for live events

DJ Roller has filmed on all seven continents, gone into the deep with James Cameron and directed thrilling movies in IMAX and in 3D. But now the award-winning cinematographer and…

Is Tim Howard the Perfect Brand Partner?

World Cup phenom already has deals with Nike, McDonald's—more on the way?

Following his gutsy performance for Team USA in the FIFA World Cup, goalkeeper Tim Howard is preparing for a big score. The 35-year-old American, who also plays for Everton in England,…

Broadcasters Try to Drag NCC Media Into FCC Fight Over Joint Sales Deals

Broadcasters call interconnect advertising activities 'collusive'

Broadcasters have launched a counterstrike against the Federal Communications Commission's proposal to restrict TV joint sales agreements by asking the agency to look into similar sales arrangements used by the…

You Won't Believe How Big TV Still Is

Staggering viewership numbers and dominant revenue figures

As the upfronts approach and the NewFronts try again to imitate them, expect to hear a lot about the twilight of traditional television with the rise of digital video. But…

Broadcasters Howl Over Proposed Changes to Carriage Rules

Add-ons could kick them off basic cable tier

Broadcasters are girding for a knock-down drag-out fight over a parade of horribles that might be added to the reauthorization of a little-known cable law commonly known as "Stela." The…

Bank Ad Goes for Broke With Slew of Wonderfully Random Pop-Culture References

How much did this cost?

Holy licensing fees, bank man. This new spot for National Australia Bank features an entertainingly bizarre array of pop-culture references, from Jaws and Gremlins to Scooby-Doo and OK Go. It's all…

It's Alive: Frankenstorm Hits New York

DirecTV launches info channel, Aereo shills, and Alec Baldwin walks his dog

Let it never be said that New Yorkers are slow to capitalize on acts of God. Gotham's media community was in overdrive on Monday, likely from their houses, apartments or maybe…

New Bill Aims to Close Crunch in Spectrum Auction

Bill would require FCC to bundle federal and TV spectrum

It's finally beginning to sink in in Washington that the pending auction of spectrum voluntarily relinquished by TV broadcasters may hardly make a dent in the looming shortage of wireless…

Retrans Rumble: Broadcasters Slam Time Warner Cable

NAB takes TWC to task for retrans position

By all measures, Time Warner Cable had a terrific quarter and that was just the opening the National Association of Broadcasters needed to come out swinging against the cable operator…

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