A+E Networks Cancels Live Event, Plans ‘Virtual Upfront’ in Light of Coronavirus

Media company will instead hold briefings for agencies

Instead of its annual upfront event, A+E Networks ad sales chief Peter Olsen will brief agencies via a "virtual upfront." Getty Images

A+E Networks has become the latest media company to cancel its in-person upfront event this month due to concerns about the spread of the new coronavirus.

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