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Topic: Television

Mad Men Is About People Working in an Office. Black Mirror Is About Advertising

Here's why the British show should be required viewing

To many, Mad Men is a show about advertising, but to those in the advertising business, we know it is really a period piece drama set in an agency. We…

The Spectacle of NewFronts Is Over. Now the Real Work Begins for Publishers

It's time to get serious about data, standards and research

The 2015 NewFronts are over. For the past two weeks in New York City, the momentum of digital video industry's growth was truly visible. Lines formed outside the city's largest theaters,…

In a World of Long-Form Video, Make Your Ads Count

Yahoo research finds shorter is better and video viewers notice mobile ads 37 percent more than other platforms

Video is the most powerful medium of digital media today. Bold statement, right? Sure, we all appreciate weirdly (maybe uncomfortably) funny cat videos, inspiring news segments about hometown heroes, and…

Welcome to the Era of Purposeful Viewing

The Golden Age of TV is all about viewer empowerment

No one watches crap on TV anymore. This is how Jeffrey Cole, research professor and head of the Center for the Digital Future at the USC Annenberg School, succinctly sums up…

College Football Playoff Quickly Becomes a TV and Social Media Power Player

Real-time marketers are waking up to the new 'big game'

College football, which culminates Monday night with its first playoff championship game, is either in the process of building its own version of the Super Bowl or is setting the…

Mediahub/Mullen Named Media Lead for TV Land

Other review finalist was Fallon

Mediahub/Mullen won its second piece of Viacom media planning and buying business, with the addition of agency-of-record status for TV Land. Last November, the media arm of the Interpublic agency…

Where Have All the Upfront Dollars Gone?

Online is only part of the answer

It's obvious by now that something has gone wrong in the television advertising world—upfront dollar volume fell by 6.1 percent to $18.125 billion, including a 4.7 percent hit for cable,…

Denis Leary Returns to FX With Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll

One of several FX comedies in the works

Nearly three years after the conclusion of Rescue Me, Denis Leary is returning to FX. Eric Schrier and Nick Grab, the presidents of original programming at FX Networks and FX Productions,…

NBCU Appoints CFO for E! and Esquire Network

Donald Storm will helm financials at two networks

NBCUniversal announced today that it has appointed Donald C. "D.C." Storm II as CFO of E! and Esquire Network. Formerly the vp of financial planning and analysis at NBCU Corporate,…

Supreme Court Effectively Puts Aereo Out of Business

'Aereo is not simply an equipment provider'

The official word on Aereo came down from the Supreme Court today, and the word is "no."  The ruling came down 6-3 against the streaming TV company. In an opinion written…

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