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To Keep Children Engaged During Prime Time, PBS Will Launch a 24/7 Kids Network

PBS Kids will air (and stream) later this year

Viewers might have wondered if PBS was rethinking its commitment to children's programming after it allowed HBO to snap up Sesame Street last summer. But today the network announced a…

Q&A: Downton Abbey's Executive Producer on the Final Season and the Odds of a Movie

A spoiler-free chat with Gareth Neame

When Downton Abbey returns next month, the top-rated PBS drama of all time and U.S. television's most successful British import will cap its extraordinary run with a much buzzed about…

Downton Abbey’s Brendan Coyle Shows His Darker Side in New Esquire Show

Plus, how he’s using Kickstarter to support up-and-coming artists

Specs Age 51 Claim to fame Stars as Nelson Clay on the new Esquire drama series Spotless (premieres Nov. 14 at 10 p.m.) and as Mr. Bates on Downton Abbey (final season…

The Best-Loved Brands in the LGBT Community

Is supporting gay rights good for business?

Many major brands have been vocal on both sides of the gay rights issue. It’s not advertising—and for that reason, it may be the best kind of marketing. YouGov BrandIndex found…

5 Tech Brands that Made Noise at NewFronts This Week

Vevo, Maker Studios roll out programs

The third annual Digital Content NewFronts gala has come to a close, and the show that opened April 28 was a long and fairly dizzying affair. As Adweek noted on…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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