The first woman to report live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange is now with Creative Artists Agency. CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo will be represented by the agency in all areas. Presently the anchor of CNBC’s Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo as well as host and Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo, the journalist’s latest deal with the business news network is set to expire at the end of this year. Bartiromo has been on-air with CNBC since 1993, after several years as behind the camera at CNN. As well as reporting on the Street, Bartiromo has had a side career playing herself on the big screen. She has appeared in features Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, Inside Job and Arbitrage among others. A frequent talk show guest and pundit , news footage of Bartiromo also appeared in a 2003 episode of The Sopranos.
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The new CNBC competition show Crowd Rules was inspired by crowd funding and a desire to bring that Internet phenomenon to reality television, said the show’s executive producer Michael Davies and CNBC’s VP Alternative Programming Jim Ackerman at today’s NBC Press Day panel. Crowd Rules, which premieres May 14 at 9 PM with eight episodes, pits three small businesses against each other for a $50,000 prize. A studio audience of 100 will vote the winner. Appearing onstage with show panelists Pat Kiernan and Kendra Scott, producer Davies said he was inspired by recent statistics that show the importance of small and family-owned businesses in the American economy.
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ & MIAMI, FL, February 21, 2013– CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, announced today its intention to purchase the rights to Nightly Business Report (NBR), a leading evening business news program, from national investment firm Atalaya Capital Management. CNBC will begin producing the series exclusively for public television from its Global Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, NJ on Monday, March 4.
“We are proud to take the reins of television’s longest running business program,” said Mark Hoffman, Chief Executive Officer and President, CNBC. “Our goal is to utilize our global editorial resources to both preserve and strengthen Nightly Business Report, exposing its highly educated audience across 180 broadcast markets to CNBC’s already diverse multi-media offerings which include cable programming, a full suite of digital products, radio and our international networks and local language affiliates.”
Diane Haithman is contributing to Deadline’s TCA coverage.
CNBC announced today that it has greenlighted two new reality series that will be part of its primetime rebrand, CNBC Prime. The series, announced today at TCA by president and CEO Michael Hoffman and SVP Primetime Alternative Programming Jim Ackerman, are the untitled Family Business Project and The Big Fix (working title). Both series will premiere in the spring. Hoffman said CNBC is moving into reality TV to beef up CNBC’s primetime lineup. “Not too long ago, CNBC’s primetime was the land of misfit toys, it really bore no connection to the core brand, which was a daytime brand,” he said. “That has all changed.”
Treasure Detectives and The Car Chasers will premiere March 5 at 9 PM and 10 PM, respectively, when the new programming block CNBC Prime kicks off. They will be the first reality series on CNBC, which recently said it was developing a primetime slate featuring reality programming, existing series including American Greed and Crime Inc, and in-house documentaries. “The conflict between fear and greed and buy and sell plays out on our air everyday so there is great opportunity to extend those themes into primetime,” CNBC president and CEO Mark Hoffman said. “Reality is ever-expanding and with our unique content focused on money, CNBC is well-positioned to influence the genre.”
Treasure Detectives is a one-hour series featuring fakes and forgeries detective Curtis Dowling, whose team will meet collectors and verify the authenticity of collectibles, artwork and antiquities using innovative technology and street smarts. The Car Chasers, from ITV Studios America in association with Leepson Bounds Entertainment, follows classic car dealers Jeff Allen and Perry Barndt as they travel the country playing the high-stakes game of buying and selling exotic cars — including dealing with Allen’s father Tom Souter, who runs a competing dealership.
The business network also has added four unscripted projects to its development slate. Here are their descriptions:
ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., July 23, 2012— CNBC is expanding its portfolio with the announcement of seven unscripted projects in development including FAKES AND FORGERIES (working title) from Endemol USA, FRANCHISED (working title) from Eyeworks USA and AT YOUR SERVICE (working title) from Zodiak USA. CNBC’s slate includes projects that run the gamut from an antiques detective who works the high-end world of art forgeries using crime lab technology to a life-changing competition that each week gives one person a chance to win his or her own franchise to a concierge service that makes the impossible possible for their extravagant clients. The announcement was made today by Mark Hoffman, CNBC President and CEO, and Jim Ackerman, CNBC’s SVP of Primetime Alternative Programming.
The folks at CNBC’s Squawk Box didn’t even try to challenge Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman’s talking points in his appearance on the show this morning. He acknowledged that the company has “a few ratings issues” — a euphemism for the situation at Nickelodeon where the audience is down 28.5% so far this …
NEW YORK – May 16 – Fully-distributed NBCUniversal cable channels MSNBC, CNBC and Bravo will again serve as Olympic platforms when they combine to televise 284.5 hours of coverage of the 2012 London Olympic Games this summer.
MSNBC will host 155.5 hours of a wide variety of Olympic sports, CNBC will carry 73 hours of Olympic boxing coverage — including the debut of women’s Olympic boxing — and Bravo will serve as the home of Olympic tennis with 56 hours of coverage. All three channels have previously televised Olympic programming.
MSNBC’s, CNBC’s and Bravo’s Olympic coverage will complement the programming airing on NBC and the NBC Sports Network, the details of which will be released shortly. It has already been announced that Telemundo will provide the most extensive Spanish-language Olympics coverage in NBCUniversal history by offering more than 173 hours of programming, and that NBCOlympics.com will live stream every event and sport for the first time ever, more than 3,500 hours. The vast majority of live streaming on NBCOlympics.com will only be available to authenticated cable, satellite or telco customers.
Lionsgate closed up 7.2% on Wednesday, flirting with its all time high. What happened? It probably wasn’t Vice Chairman Michael Burns’ marketing pitch to institutional investors on Monday. That’s old news. But CNBC’s Jim Cramer may have played a role with his over-the-top analysis yesterday where he called the upcoming …
Kelly Evans, co-anchor of The Wall Street Journal website’s morning newscast The Hub, is moving to CNBC. Evans will be an on-air reporter, CNBC SVP Nik Deogun said in an internal memo this afternoon quoted by NY Times. …
UPDATE: 6:20 PM: Bloomberg LP has responded to Comcast’s rebuttal with a statement this evening saying it is confident that the FCC will enforce the Comcast-NBCUniversal merger conditions that “Comcast expressly accepted,” including the one that guarantees protections for independent sources of news. “Despite these strongly worded concerns, Comcast is not obeying clearly defined conditions, as Comcast continues to assert that ‘now’ does not mean ‘now’ and that their programming neighborhoods are not neighborhoods,” says Bloomberg head of government affairs Greg Babyak.
PREVIOUS, 5:15 PM: You won’t want to mess with Comcast’s lawyers when you see how much work they just put into refuting Bloomberg TV’s charge that the cable giant is playing an unfair game with its channel lineup. The financial news service complained to the FCC last month that Comcast is helping a channel it owns — CNBC — by relegating Bloomberg to the nose-bleed section of the cable dial. That allegedly violates Comcast’s agreement, when government officials approved its purchase of NBCUniversal, not to discriminate against competitors. Today, Comcast told the FCC in a 75-page filing that Bloomberg’s request to be moved close to CNBC in a news “neighborhood” would “confuse and frustrate customers” by creating a domino effect of channel relocations. ”In some cases, adjacent channel positions are occupied by broadcasters with statutory rights to be carried on their off-air channel positions or other positions where they have had historical carriage,” Comcast says. And other channel spots are “occupied by popular cable networks that Comcast would be required to displace from their long-standing channel positions in order to accommodate (Bloomberg) and other independent news networks.”
This could be a blow to The New York Times’ mergers and acquisitions coverage, even though the author of Too Big to Fail will continue to write a column there and oversee its DealBook site. Sorkin is one of the best-known and well-sourced reporters on the deal beat. But his frequent appearances on shows including MSNBC’s Morning Joe suggest that Sorkin has been bitten by the showbiz bug — and Squawk Box had an empty chair since Monday, when Carl Quintanilla left to host Squawk on the Street. Here’s the note that SVP Nik Deogun sent to the staff:
CNN announced Friday that it has hired CNBC’s Erin Burnett to anchor a weekday general news program and be the network’s chief business correspondent. At CNBC, she anchored weekday staples Squawk on the Street and Street Signs and was a contributor to NBC’s Meet the Press and Today. She will begin …