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Turner Wraps Upfront Business; Broadcast Still in Motion Buyers are at the midway point with cable, while Big Four will be down in volume

Turner Broadcasting System has wrapped the bulk of its entertainment network upfront sales, finalizing the last of its deals with the major media agencies just hours ago. According to multiple sources,…

June 19, 2013, 5:49 PM EDT

Turner Halfway Through Upfront Deals; Fox Effectively Done Cable moves as broadcast makes painstaking progress

With much of the broadcast upfront market still unsettled—ABC and NBC are still ironing out their pricing strategies—some top-tier cable players have quietly begun piecing together deals with major agencies. Sources…

June 12, 2013, 1:16 PM EDT

Early Stirrings in the Cable Upfront Marketplace Broadcast quiet

And they’re off! Sort of. Though there’s not been any substantial movement in the broadcast market yet, a few of the cable players are already deep in negotiations. Viacom has worked…

May 28, 2013, 5:27 PM EDT

Turner Adds Digital Streaming to Its Programming Plans New shows will be live-streamed via TV Everywhere

True to its word, Turner unveiled a solid slate of scripted and unscripted shows at its upfront presentation on Wednesday morning, as well as a major digital initiative: TNT and…

May 15, 2013, 11:43 AM EDT

Fast Break: TBS to Air Final Four in 2014 College hoops title game shifts to cable in 3 years

After three years of sharing the rights to the NCAA Men’s Division I National Basketball Tournament, CBS and Turner Sports have agreed to accelerate their transition game. Beginning in March…

May 7, 2013, 11:08 AM EDT

USA Network: Show Me the Funny Drama heavy rolls the dice on a new genre or two

USA Network on May 16 will make an upfront pitch to advertisers that will emphasize sitcoms and reality shows. Network execs acknowledge the need to branch out from USA’s successful…

May 6, 2013, 11:47 AM EDT

March Madness Boosts CBS, Time Warner Stock NCAA tourney networks secured $875 million in ad revenue

Louisville’s Rick Pitino was perhaps the biggest winner in this year’s NCAA Men’s Div. I Basketball Tournament, becoming the first head coach to win a National Championship at two different…

April 11, 2013, 5:57 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: StubHub Ticket Oak gets the caffeine jitters in new spot from Duncan/Channon

StubHub’s unnerving Ticket Oak is back, and this time the arboreal altruist is in the throes of acute caffeine intoxication. As seen in a new 30-second spot created by agency of…

April 1, 2013, 2:06 PM EDT

David Levy Pushes Unscripted Shows on Turner Networks TBS and TNT

David Levy’s relaxation technique is pretty simple. “Every time I get too stressed I look out across here and there’s not an ad in sight,” he said, gesturing to the…

March 24, 2013, 11:38 PM EDT

March Madness All But Sold Out CBS, Turner eye another lucrative tournament

Unless you’re a starry-eyed Valpo alum with more school spirit than common sense, there’s a good chance your March Madness brackets remain relatively unscathed at this early juncture. And while…

March 21, 2013, 5:15 PM EDT

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