NBCU Changes Upfront Schedule To Present All Entertainment Nets In One Week

By | Friday March 7, 2014 @ 5:32am PST

NBCUniversal_logo__130703185055NEW YORK, March 7, 2014 – NBCUniversal today announced that, for the first time ever, its entire portfolio of entertainment networks will give their 2014 Upfront presentations during the traditional Upfront week in May. This year, NBCUniversal will surround the “Broadcast Upfront week” which will begin with the NBC Entertainment network presentation on Monday, May 12, at the Javits Center in New York City; followed by a presentation from Telemundo Media at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, Time Warner Center in New York City on Tuesday, May 13; and, closing out the week with a unique presentation on Thursday, May 15 by NBCUniversal’s Cable Entertainment Group at the Javits Center. NBCUniversal’s Cable Entertainment Group will combine its entire family of networks into one presentation on Thursday. Historically, each network held individual presentations to advertising partners throughout the February to May pre-Upfront period.

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Warner Bros TV’s Bruce Rosenblum Boasts

By | Wednesday May 23, 2012 @ 5:46pm PDT

Time Warner doesn’t detail its Warner Bros Television financials — never has, probably never will. So it’s always interesting when any exec there gives some facts and figures while boasting. With a series of slides illustrating his 30-minute speech, Warner … Read More »

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Upfronts: It’s All About Ads & The Economy

Just about everyone says that the 2011 upfront ad sales season that kicks off this week will be a record-setter. Barclays Capital analyst Anthony DiClemente expects advertisers to commit about $9.2 billion for prime time spots at ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC … Read More »

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OWN Renews 4 Series, Orders 6 New Shows At Upfront

By | Thursday April 14, 2011 @ 7:37am PDT
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In its first upfront presentation since its Jan. 1 launch, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced the pickup of six new unscripted series and the renewal of four existing shows. The announcement didn’t include the most anticipated new OWN series, an Oprah Winfrey show, which will launch in September, after the end of her syndicated talk show. The network is yet to share details about it, though it is expected to be a talk show. OWN has been slow out of the gate, barely outperforming the channel it replaced, Discovery Health. One of the most heavily promoted first new series, Your OWN Show, flopped, and Oprah Presents Master Class has underperformed. But the network found early success with Our America With Lisa Ling, the first OWN series to get renewed, and Season 25: Oprah Behind the Scenes. The Judds also had a promising premiere on Sunday. Joining Our America on the list of renewed OWN series are Ask Oprah’s All Stars (picked up for six more episodes), Enough Already! With Peter Walsh (six episodes), In the Bedroom with Dr. Laura Berman (six episodes) and Oprah Presents Master Class (eight episodes). The six new series include Confronting…, I Owe You My Life, Louie Spence Dance Project, My Mom And Me, Sweetie Pies and Unfaithful: Stories Of Betrayal. Here are description of the newly picked-up shows: Read More »

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