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Bakish: Strikes haven’t ‘saved Paramount+’

Bob Bakish, head of Paramount, told an audience at MIPCOM that suggestions the Hollywood strikes had saved his company was ‘wildly overstated’. Bakish allowed that “the strike is accretive to cash in 2023 and that is true for the industry [as a whole]… We are playing the hand we were dealt,” he said at a […]

October 18, 2023Nick Snow @ MIPCOM

Clear-Com makes key appointments

As Clear-Com continues to grow, the company has announced the appointments of several key members to its US team: Jeremy Thelen and Greg Wolf join as Applications Engineers and JP Torres joins as Senior Product Training Specialist. Torres assumes the role formerly occupied by Frank Linton, who has accepted a new position within Clear-Com as […]

August 15, 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

Rowden leads AMCNI-UK Content Group

AMC Networks International UK (AMCNI-UK) has announced that Sam Rowden has been promoted to the newly-created position of Vice President, Content Group, overseeing AMCNI-UK’s overall content strategy. Rowden, who currently oversees the company’s programming strategy for the CBS channel portfolio consisting of six entertainment channels owned by joint ventures between AMCNI-UK and Paramount Global, will […]

July 5, 2023

Tony Awards back on TV

The upcoming 2023 Tony Awards will now be televised on June 11th. Previous announcements said the telecast would be cancelled because of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) strike. The WGA has confirmed it will not now picket the Awards. The news comes after the Broadway League and American Theatre Wing, which jointly present the […]

May 17, 2023By Chris Forrester

TV coverage of Tony Awards cancelled

The Annual Tony Awards, this year the 76th, for the best of Broadway theatre entertainment will not be televised. The June 11th planned broadcast has been scrubbed because of the Writers Guild of America strike action. The organising committee of the Tony Awards are meeting to decide on their next move. One option is to […]

May 15, 2023By Chris Forrester

CBS Reality commissions original series hosted by Donal MacIntyre

CBS Reality, the factual entertainment channel, has commissioned Emporium Productions to produce a new Donal MacIntyre-fronted true crime original series, “Donal MacIntyre’s Killer Evidence”. Renowned investigative journalist and criminologist MacIntyre returns and will host this 10×60’ series to demonstrate through 10 UK and US cases, that forensics will always uncover the ‘killer evidence’ which brings […]

March 27, 2023

CBS Reality commissions Murder: Fight for the Truth from Phoenix

CBS Reality, the factual entertainment channel, has commissioned the UK-based independent factual and non-scripted specialist Phoenix Television to produce Murder: Fight for the Truth. The 10×60’ series reveals the stories of heroes who went the extra mile when the odds were stacked against them to crack murder cases and bring killers to justice.  The brand-new, […]

March 1, 2023

Cochrane to host Power & Politics

CBC News has announced David Cochrane as the new host of CBC News Network’s flagship daily political programme, Power & Politics. Familiar to audiences as a regular guest host and reporter on the show, Cochrane will now bring his political reporting experience and engaging interviewing style to the role of permanent host, effective immediately. Power […]

February 16, 2023

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