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5 New Cable Series We Can’t Wait For Ah, midseason, when we finally get the good stuff

It’s that time of year again: time to admit that newbie broadcast shows like Welcome to the Family and We Are Men really, really didn’t work, that Lucky 7 was…

December 25, 2013, 6:57 AM EST

WPP's m/SIX Enters the U.S. Market Stopforth leads the charge in N.Y.

U.K. media agency m/Six, a joint venture of WPP's GroupM and creative shop CHI & Partners, which WPP owns 49 percent of, has entered the U.S. market. David Stopforth, a former…

August 5, 2013, 3:03 PM EDT

NYC's PBS Station Dreams Up More Horrible, Fake Reality Shows You'd Probably Still Watch This time with promos, not just posters

Thirteen, a PBS station in New York City, continues to insist that its programming is better than the dreck you find elsewhere on cable—by inventing more bogus ads for reality…

July 17, 2013, 10:45 AM EDT

Netflix Buys Exclusive Rights to Bletchley Circle From PBS Broadcaster on a roll with expanded agreements

Just days after PBS' announcement that it was expanding its agreement with Amazon to include exclusive rights to Downton Abbey (along with non-exclusive rights to other shows), Netflix bought an…

July 3, 2013, 9:11 AM EDT

PBS Inks Pact for Future Seasons of Downton Abbey on Amazon Digitally expanding public broadcaster also develops kids' app for Kindle

PBS and Amazon.com have signed a new multi-year deal for content including more NOVA, more Masterpiece and several Ken Burns documentaries (notably The Civil War). Kids shows like Arthur, Wild…

June 26, 2013, 9:22 AM EDT

Ads for PBS Station Invent Ludicrous, Fake Reality Shows You'd Still Probably Watch But there is an alternative

Excited about the reality show Knitting Wars? If sew, too bad—it's fake. It's one of five bogus lowbrow programs dreamed up by CHI & Partners in New York for a…

May 30, 2013, 1:57 PM EDT

The One Product Martha Stewart Will Not Put Her Name On Happy to be a global mother figure

The founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia chats about her James Beard nominated PBS show Martha's Cooking School, her hipster following—and the one product she'll never put her name on. Macy’s and…

April 1, 2013, 10:57 PM EDT

The Downton Abbey Digital Explosion Influx of viewers to PBS.org turns Masterpiece into sponsorship gold

If there's one institution that has endured more twists of fortune than Downton Abbey and its stiff-lipped Crawley family, it's PBS's Masterpiece. As recently as 2011, the program was stuck…

February 6, 2013, 2:21 PM EST

Jim Henson Co.'s Schube: Romney 'Looks Stupid' Backlash to candidate's Big Bird remark continues

Don’t mess with Big Bird. As if the Twittersphere backlash to Mitt Romney’s presidential debate promise to cut federal funding to PBS—and by extension, Sesame Street—were not enough, Peter Schube, president…

October 4, 2012, 1:08 PM EDT

Martha Whips Up Sponsors for New PBS Cooking Show JCPenney, University of Phoenix sign on

If your salad-tossing technique is getting a little rusty, fear not. The debut of lifestyle guru Martha Stewart’s newest cooking show is right around the corner. Martha Stewart’s Cooking School will…

October 1, 2012, 12:03 AM EDT

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