Advanced Television


Allen bids $10bn for ABC?

Byron Allen has made a $10 billion (€9. 3bn) offer for Disney’s ABC and other linear networks according to Allen Media Group. Station owner Nexstar, which bought the CW Network, also has expressed interest in buying ABC and its stations from Disney. Disney CEO Bob Iger has said that the company’s linear networks, including ABC, […]

September 15, 2023

ESPN reveals NBA 2023-24 schedule

ESPN, in conjunction with the NBA, unveiled its US schedule for 2023-24 NBA regular season. The schedule features 100 games across ESPN and ABC, including a minimum of eight games as part of the inaugural NBA In-Season Tournament, five games on Christmas, two Opening Week doubleheaders, NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC, NBA Sunday Showcase on […]

August 17, 2023

Coalition launches to preserve viewer choice in streaming era

Advocacy group Preserve Viewer Choice Coalition has been launched with support from founding members comprised of leading US media companies and streaming content providers including ABC, CBS, FOX, Fubo, NBC, Roku, Telemundo, Univision, and Warner Bros Discovery. The group will aim to protect consumer streaming choices and preserve a competitive online video marketplace. Large station […]

July 28, 2023By Colin Mann

The Wiggles heading to Sky Kids UK

ABC Commercial has sold two seasons of hit children’s musical group The Wiggles’ TV series Ready Steady Wiggle! to Sky UK for its new channel Sky Kids. With songs and engaging stories, Ready Steady Wiggle! is perfect programming for the channel, which is curated to inspire and entertain preschoolers. Acquired by Sky Kids, the latest […]

April 4, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Report: 2022’s TV ad rankings

TV measurement company iSpot has released its 2022 TV Advertising Report, containing exclusive insights from currency initiatives with US TV Networks, findings from CTV verification studies and tallies from measuring every second of advertising on linear, time shifted and VoD on TV. The report contains rankings by ad impressions and spend for top networks, shows, […]

January 5, 2023

Disney races to extended F1 deal

In the midst of what is on track to be a record-breaking season of viewership, the Walt Disney Company, ESPN and Formula 1 have extended their relationship with a new, multi-year contract that will keep F1 races on ESPN Networks in the US through the 2025 season. The renewal was announced at the F1 Aramco […]

October 24, 2022By Colin Mann

NZ: BBC, ABC renew content deal

BBC Studios Australia and New Zealand and Australian public service broadcaster ABC have signed a multi-year, multi-genre agreement covering a number of factual, drama comedy and kids titles. Under the deal, ABC will have access to a range of factual content across documentaries, science, history and factual entertainment, including the latest titles from documentary maker […]

October 18, 2022Nick Snow @ MIPCOM

Dancing with the Stars USA moving To Disney+

Disney is moving the popular dance series, Dancing with the Stars, from ABC to Disney+ in the US and Canada this autumn, making it the first live series to debut on Disney+. The reality series has just been picked up for two more seasons (Seasons 31 and 32). Kareem Daniel, chairman, Disney Media and Entertainment […]

April 8, 2022

Data: 38% Oscar commercials purchased by M&E companies

This year’s Oscars ceremony was held on March 27th. The event proven to be a big night for advertisers to run ads during the live broadcast. MediaRadar analysed top verticals’ spend on ads on Hulu Live’s streaming of ABC’s The 94th Academy Awards. Key findings include: Media & Entertainment: During the 2022 Oscars, 38 per […]

March 29, 2022

Sony pays $350m for Industrial Media

Sony Pictures Television (SPT), a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), is set to acquire Industrial Media, the independent non-fiction production company responsible for talent show American Idol, for $350 million (€320m). SPT has also announced the formation of a new Game Show production division to be led by longtime SPT executive, Suzanne Prete. Industrial […]

March 4, 2022