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Yesterday — 24 July 2024Main stream

Warner Bros. Discovery Says NBA Can’t Reject Matching Offer: ‘We Will Take Appropriate Action’

24 July 2024 at 21:58
Warner Bros. Discovery thinks it’s entitled to keep some of its hoop dreams. The company pushed back on the notion that the NBA could keep it out of its next round of rights deals, unveiled Wednesday with new 11-year pacts with Disney, Amazon and NBCUniversal, and said it had a right to stay on the […]

NBA Rejects Warner’s Bid to Stay in Basketball, Signs Deals With Amazon, Disney, NBCU

24 July 2024 at 20:22
The NBA has blocked one of Warner Bros. Discovery’s last shots on the clock. The basketball league on Wednesday rejected Warner’s effort to shoulder its way in to a new set of rights packages already crafted for Amazon, Disney and NBCUniversal that will generate an estimated $76 billion over an 11-year period All are slated […]

Fox News Proposes Trump-Harris Debate for September 17

24 July 2024 at 17:26
Fox News has proposed a new September 17th debate to the presidential campaigns of Donald Trump and Kamala Harris, a sign that TV networks see new opportunity amid a chaotic run for the White House and a desire by both sides to skip around the traditions that have been set in place in the past […]

Six Olympics Advertisers to Sponsor Commercial-Free Hour of NBC Coverage

24 July 2024 at 13:00
Can six Olympics advertisers come together to create an hour of the Paris extravaganza that runs commercial-free? Coca-Cola Co., Delta, Eli Lilly & Co., Toyota Motor Corp., Visa, and Comcast’s Xfinity will sponsor a live hour of coverage of the Olympics Games Opening Ceremony that will air without the traditional interruptions from advertisers. In their […]

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Comcast Says NBC Has Deal in Place With NBA

23 July 2024 at 13:00
NBCUniversal expects to complete an 11-year rights deal that will bring the NBA to NBC and Peacock over an 11-year period and that will transform the schedule of the broadcast network. “Soon we will have an 11 year rights deal,” said Mike Cavanagh, president of NBCU parent Comcast, in remarks delivered during a conference call […]

‘Today’ Heads to Paris Olympics for Morning-Show Gymnastics

23 July 2024 at 12:20
Viewers of the Paris Olympics will expect to see plenty of Simone Biles, Katie Ledecky, Sha’Carri Richardson and LeBron James when they tune into NBC later this week to watch the athletic extravaganza. They may also get glimmers of another familiar visage: Hoda Kotb. NBC plans to feature a “Hoda-cam” as part of its efforts […]

Ad Sales Help Drive Q2 Profit for TelevisaUnivision

23 July 2024 at 11:00
An increase in ad sales in both the U.S. and Mexico helped boost the bottom line for the second quarter at Spanish-language giant TelevisaUnivision. The company said overall ad revenue grew 6%, to $785 million, reflecting 2% growth in the U.S. thanks to a rise in sponsorship for the company’s streaming properties and a 13% […]

Warner Aims to Match Amazon’s $1.8 Billion Per Year NBA Package in Sports-Rights Showdown

22 July 2024 at 19:45
Warner Bros. Discovery won’t let the NBA go without one more drive to the net. The media conglomerate on Monday indicated it plans to work to match the terms of a package of NBA games the league is poised to award to Amazon, a last-ditch effort by Warner CEO David Zaslav to retain the rights […]

CBS Teams With NuTime Media to Sell Ads for New Soap Opera ‘The Gates’

22 July 2024 at 13:40
When it comes to selling national advertising for one of the first new TV daytime soap operas to debut since 1999. CBS is asking for some help. The Paramount Global-backed network will work with NuTime Media, a Black-owned sales rep to sell national ad opportunities in “The Gates,” a new soap opera aimed primarily at […]

Biden Decision Surprised Most TV News Networks: How CBS, MSNBC and More Scrambled to Cover Bombshell

21 July 2024 at 19:00
Many of them knew it was coming, but not exactly when. The nation’s big TV-news outlets appear to have been caught flat-footed by President Joe Biden’s Sunday announcement that he would end his 2024 campaign for the White House, with many top anchors not visible on screen in the minutes after the president dropped his […]

NBCUniversal Won’t Say If Overall Ad Commitments Grew in Upfront Market

19 July 2024 at 17:40
Did Madison Avenue fill NBCUniversal’s coffers or not during this year’s decidedly difficult “upfront” market? The answer is hard to discern. The Comcast-backed media conglomerate on Friday acknowledged that it had wrapped negotiations in the TV industry’s annual upfront, when U.S. TV companies try to sell the bulk of their commercial inventory ahead of their […]

Bill Maher Jumps to WME After Dropping Longtime Agency CAA (EXCLUSIVE)

19 July 2024 at 16:00
Bill Maher has jumped to WME, months after a report surfaced noting he had grown disenchanted with his former agency, CAA, which had represented the iconoclastic comedian and satirist for years. WME, part of the talent-and-sports consortium Endeavor, will represent Maher in all areas of entertainment. Maher is in the midst of hosting the 22nd […]

ABC News Taps ‘GMA’ Weekend Anchors to Expand Streaming Efforts (EXCLUSIVE)

19 July 2024 at 16:00
Whit Johnson, Janai Norman and Gio Benitez hold important jobs at ABC News, tasked with taking the unit’s flagship program, “Good Morning America,” into the weekend-news fray. Now they each will take on another pressing task — boosting ABC News in the streaming wars. The Disney journalism unit’s live-streaming outlet ABC News Live will on […]

CNBC Hangs Up On ‘Last Call,’ Network’s Latest Effort to Offer Evening News

18 July 2024 at 18:41
CNBC just made its last call on “Last Call,” the outlet’s second attempt in recent months to offer business-news programming to evening audiences. The NBCUniversal-backed cable network is canceling the 7 p.m. program, which launched in March of last year as part of a broader effort to keep business-news aficionados watching CNBC later into the […]

Skip Bayless Set to Exit Fox Sports’ ‘Undisputed’

16 July 2024 at 15:38
Looks like there will soon be room for argument on Fox Sports 1’s signature program “Undisputed.” Skip Bayless, the longtime sports commentator who left a role on ESPN’s hot-talk showcase “First Take” in 2016 to co-anchor a similar concept at Fox Sports, is expected to leave the network sometime after the end of the summer, […]

‘Morning Joe’ Pre-Empted on MSNBC Monday After Trump Assassination Attempt

15 July 2024 at 13:45
MSNBC recognized the start of the Republican National Convention by giving its flagship morning program the day off. “Morning Joe” and its early-A.M. companion program, “Way Too Early,” were scrapped on Monday as the NBCUniversal-backed cable-news outlet focused instead on breaking-news coverage tied to this weekend’s assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump. Most of […]

‘Daily Show’ Cancels On-The-Ground RNC Plans After Trump Assassination Attempt

14 July 2024 at 19:13
Jon Stewart and the team from “The Daily Show” will be staying close to home during the Republican National Convention. After planning to cover the event with a satirical lens in host city Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the Comedy Central mainstay canceled its plans Sunday and noted the show would hold forth instead from its usual base […]

TV Networks Scramble Sunday Schedules After Trump Assassination Attempt

14 July 2024 at 11:47
Several prominent TV networks quickly reworked their Sunday schedules in the wake of an assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump, with broadcast networks standing up special morning coverage and cable-news outlets wholly reworking their normal weekend programming. ABC and NBC broadcast special versions of “Good Morning America” and “Today,” while CBS pre-empted its usual […]

Biden Mistakenly Calls Kamala Harris ‘Vice President Trump’ and Addresses Calls to Drop Out of Race: ‘I Think I’m the Most Qualified Person to Run’

11 July 2024 at 23:49
President Joe Biden insisted Thursday he was the best qualified candidate to run against former President Donald Trump in the 2024 presidential election in a back-and-forth with reporters that had him, at times, railing against the decisions of a conservative-led Supreme Court and explaining in great detail some of the nuances of U.S. foreign policy […]