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Topic: Networks

How Are TV Networks Just Like Kimmy Schmidt?

They're in the dark when it comes to streaming data, but Nielsen may change all that

The television networks are kind of like the main character in Tina Fey's new sitcom Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, who is released back into the world from an underground cult—they're in the…

The Not-So-Funny State of TV Comedy

These are grim times for the sitcom, but networks remain optimistic

Over the past dozen years of taping Two and a Half Men on Stage 26 on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, Calif., Jon Cryer had grown to dread the…

TV Viewing Continues to Shift Online

Online video streaming jumps 60% from previous quarter

Amid declining television ratings, Nielsen is reporting that more Americans are consuming TV shows online than through traditional channels. According to The Wall Street Journal account, viewership of live television dropped…

NBCU Appoints CFO for E! and Esquire Network

Donald Storm will helm financials at two networks

NBCUniversal announced today that it has appointed Donald C. "D.C." Storm II as CFO of E! and Esquire Network. Formerly the vp of financial planning and analysis at NBCU Corporate,…

With Broadcast Volume Down, TV Inventory Is Going to Get Expensive

Scatter market due for a major uptick

If everybody waits out this upfront for better inventory in the fall, will anybody get enough of it? Brian Wieser, analyst at Pivotal Research (and a former head forecaster for…

NBCU's TV Everywhere Taps Former HBO Exec Dina Juliano as SVP of Consumer Strategy

One of three recent additions to the network's TVE group

NBC Universal has tapped Dina Juliano, formerly vp of user experience and product design for digital products at HBO, as its svp of consumer product strategy for the network's TV Everywhere…

Rob Dyrdek Gets Renewals, Pilot in MTV Deal

Fantasy Factory, Ridiculousness return for 7th seasons

Celebrations are in order for MTV producer Rob Dyrdek. The network today that closed a "multi-year production deal" with Dyrdek and his company Super Jacket that includes pilot order for…

Viewing Habits Show Traditional TV Networks Still Reign Supreme

But video services like Netflix and Amazon Prime are catching up

Especially among younger viewers, use and awareness of digital streaming companies is growing to rival that of traditional TV networks. However, television currently remains the top medium by which to…

When Make-Goods Aren't Good Enough

As ratings plummet, broadcasters and buyers pledge to innovate

The decline of broadcast TV ratings recalls Hemingway’s description of stumbling into bankruptcy, inasmuch as the phenomenon has happened “gradually, then suddenly.” Over the last seven seasons, the Big Four…

CBS Is Leading the Charge on C7 Currency

Network wants to get paid for bonus impressions

If earnings season has been predictably drama-free—devoid of high-impact spectacles like the presidential election and the Olympics, the summer quarter was a somewhat drowsy affair—leave it to Les Moonves to…

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