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Topic: Networks

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…

Big Cable Offering Producers Incentives to Stay Off the Web

Include higher fees as well as threats to drop programming

Time Warner Cable and other pay-TV operators are offering incentives to producers to withhold content from Internet services, Bloomberg reported. Bloomberg's unnamed sources said the incentives take the form of higher…

Broadcast TV Will Try Not to Suck This Summer

Ambitious scripted slate

Once contented to hang up the “gone fishing” sign and stockpile their summer schedules with lowest common denominator reality fare, the broadcast TV networks are taking a decidedly different approach…

Our Picks for the 5 Best and 5 Worst New TV Shows

From Joss Whedon to Seth MacFarlane

THE FIVE BEST … As cable siphons off GRPs like a fat kid sucking YooHoo through a Krazy Straw, broadcasters have countered with manic fits of development. Among the best: (1) Resurrection…

Ad It Up: Viewers Show High Tolerance for Online Spots

Consumers view 91 percent of ads in long-form video content

Despite being bombarded by an unprecedented fusillade of advertising, consumers of digital video content continue to display a high tolerance for sponsor messaging. According to a new report from the video…

CBS Throws Stones at ABC's 'Glass House'

Sues ABC for copying 'Big Brother' formula in new reality show

CBS sued ABC to halt the development an upcoming reality show—called The Glass House—that the network claims copycats the long-running reality show Big Brother, according to the Associated Press. CBS claims…

Hot List: Hottest Revenue Player

CBS president, CEO Les Moonves

CBS Corp. president and CEO Leslie Moonves last year received $57.7 million in total compensation, a sum that included nearly $8 million in a special cash payment for his “leadership…

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