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ESPN Renews MLB Rights Deal Through 2021

Network’s investment in baseball doubles to $5.35 billion

As the Book of Revelations would have it, 666 is the number of the beast. Tack six zeroes on the end and it’s also the annual fee ESPN will pay…

Major League Baseball and Anheuser-Busch Renew Sponsorship Pact

New deal extends through 2018 season

Major League Baseball and Anheuser-Busch InBev today announced a continuation of their 33-year relationship, finalizing an extension that locks in the brewer as baseball’s official beer sponsor through 2018. While financials…

No, You Can't Have HBO GO Without a Cable Subscription

Low ratings at CNN, Aurora shooting among topics addressed on TWX earnings call

No, you still can't have HBO GO a la carte. During this morning's earnings call, Barclay's Capital analyst Anthony DiClemente asked Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes if consumer campaigns and…

FX Lands Warner's 'Mike & Molly'

Cable net buys off-net rights for a song

In what can be characterized as one hell of a bargain, FX has landed the off-network rights to the Warner Bros. Domestic Television comedy Mike & Molly for about half…

TBS Renews 'Men at Work'

Freshman sitcom had high-rated premiere for Turner comedy network

Another day, another dollar for Men at Work. TBS has renwed its new bro-centric summer sitcom a mere five segments in, after a very strong premiere and a major uptick…

So How's That Summer Show Actually Doing?

A look at the potential staying power of four new cable series

Networks like nothing better than a big premiere. It gives you bragging rights for a whole day's news cycle if you have big enough numbers and can spin them convincingly.…

The CW Wraps Upfront Deals; Turner Joins the Fray

Digital packages boost ratings-challenged broadcaster

The CW is the first network to finish writing its upfront business, taking in approximately $400 million to $410 million in advance commitments for the 2012-13 TV season. Volume was…

TBS Hits 2.6 Million Total Viewers With New Series 'Men at Work'

1.6 million watchers in the 18-49 demo on new series set up by 'The Big Bang Theory'

TBS scored big with Men at Work on Thursday evening. After plenty of promotion during NBA games and a solid lead-in from network all-star The Big Bang Theory, the freshman…

Turner Unveils a Slew of Scripted Series

Cable org will sell ads on comedy site 'Funny or Die'

It's crime time again at TNT. Turner held its annual upfront breakfast at the Hammerstein ballroom this morning, unveiling new shows for TNT, a ton of new products for TBS…

TBS Rescues ‘Cougar Town’

Cable net orders 15 episodes of Courteney Cox comedy

After being unceremoniously dumped by ABC, Cougar Town has been fetched from the ashes by cable network TBS. The Turner network ordered a fourth season of 15 episodes, with an eye…

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