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Topic: VOD

How Are TV Networks Just Like Kimmy Schmidt?

They're in the dark when it comes to streaming data, but Nielsen may change all that

The television networks are kind of like the main character in Tina Fey's new sitcom Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, who is released back into the world from an underground cult—they're in the…

Saying Goodbye to Pawnee: Adam Scott on His Next Move

Parks and Rec star dabbles in ads, films, podcasts and more

Adam Scott made a career guest starring in series like Boy Meets World, Party of Five and Eastbound & Down, but he really became a TV star playing Ben Wyatt…

5 Reasons Why Sony Should Still Release 'The Interview' Online

No theaters, no problem for this Seth Rogen and James Franco flick

While many people were expecting The Interview to be the goofball stoner comedy of the holiday season, it's turned into a headache for film executives as they struggle to stem…

Can a Career TV Exec Bring Ambitious Xbox Shows to Life?

The Microsoft exec develops interactive video for next-gen consumers

Specs Name Jordan Levin New gig Evp, Microsoft Old gig CEO, Generate Age 45 How did you land at Microsoft? The simplest way of making the connection is that [Microsoft entertainment and digital media president]…

Turner Upfront Slate Tries for Younger Viewers, Even Male/Female Split

Deal with Comcast includes dynamic ads

Without Steve Koonin at the helm for the first time in years, Turner is giving the floor to head of programming Michael Wright this morning. The networks are shifting focus,…

Nielsen-BlackArrow Pact Could Speed Adoption of On-Demand Ratings

Dynamic ad insertion makes all VOD content relevant

Nielsen’s mandate to begin offering on-demand commercial ratings (ODCR) has come closer to fruition, as the TV measurement giant is on the brink of being able to insert current commercial…

The N.Y. Post Wants to Help You Choose What to Watch

Entertainment site Decider launches this summer

It’s Friday night. You turn on Apple TV, open Netflix and spend the next hour trying to decide what to watch before switching over to cable for yet another Law…

C7 Ratings to Free Up Hundreds of Millions in Hidden Revenue

Even incremental lifts will lead to a windfall

While the broadcast networks are pressuring agencies and clients to start writing more deals against a C7 ratings currency, at first blush, it would appear that there’s little cause to…

SundanceTV President Is on the Lookout for Flawed Characters

Sarah Barnett doesn’t believe in pilots

Specs Who Sarah Barnett Age 48 New gig President and general manager, SundanceTV, just green-lit The Red Road Old gig EVP and gm, Sundance Channel The Sundance Channel was recently rebranded as just SundanceTV. How is…

WWE Network Is the First to Ditch Traditional Cable

Will other entertainment brands do the same?

For the first time, there’s a major entertainment brand creating its own service for over-the-top video, and it’s ready to rumble. On Feb. 24, the WWE Network goes live on every device with an Internet connection.…

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