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Discovery Leverages Global Reach in Multi-Network Upfront It's not uncommon to hear hyperbolic talk at upfront presentations, but when Discovery Channel president Rich Ross talked about reaching for the moon at the network's presentation in New York Tuesday, he meant it—among the shows Discovery Ch
MediaWeek | Mar 31, 2015 6:53 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Ian Harding Loves Connecting With Fans OnlineUntil They Show Up at His House Specs Age 28 Claim to fame Stars as Ezra Fitz on ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars; five-time Teen Choice Awards winner Base Los Angeles Twitter @IANMHARDING What's the first information you consume in the morning? I wake up, I'll meditate, and
MediaWeek | Mar 31, 2015 12:24 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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NBCU's Lifestyle Group Debuts Synchronized Joking With Complementary Comedy Shows Just when you thought reality TV was totally out of ideas—like completely, entirely, woefully out of ideas—Oxygen and Esquire come along with a novel pitch: two shows with the same cast on two different networks, one aimed at men and one aimed
MediaWeek | Mar 30, 2015 7:38 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Study: Young People Watch More Than 22 Hours of Online Video a Week A new study shows that watching content online instead of on TV is the new normal for young millennials and even younger Gen Zers. Just how much digital video are they watching? The average survey taker viewed 11.3 hours of free online video (on sites lik
MediaWeek | Mar 30, 2015 6:37 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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So Who Is Trevor Noah, the Guy Replacing Jon Stewart on The Daily Show? Trevor Noah is not a household name, or at least he wasn't yesterday. The comedian has been a Daily Show contributor for all of three months, and now he's taking over the whole thing when Jon Stewart departs "sometime later this year," i
MediaWeek | Mar 30, 2015 4:37 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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The Breakout Hit Outlander Is Finally Attracting Women to Starz Game of Thrones isn't the only highly anticipated returning premium cable program based on a hugely popular book series with a rabid fan base. Starz has its own budding hit in Outlander, based on Diana Gabaldon's historical/fantasy/romance novels,
MediaWeek | Mar 30, 2015 04:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Multicultural TV's Success Isn't About Whites Getting Less, It's About Everyone Getting More After the success of multicultural shows like Fox's Empire, CW's Jane the Virgin and ABC's Fresh Off the Boat, Deadline reported this week that some white actors and their agents are feeling victimized by the TV industry's growing interest
MediaWeek | Mar 27, 2015 10:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
How Does SoulCycle Feel About All the Parodies Popping Up on TV? In case you had any lingering doubt that SoulCycle has exploded from trendy fitness hobby to full-on national craze, look no further than the cycling satires popping up on Comedy Central and Netflix. Nearly a decade old, but exploding in popularity over r
MediaWeek | Mar 27, 2015 3:36 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Why Brands Should Care Less About Blackout Rules, More About Digital Streaming Many fans are cheering the end of the NFL's maligned blackout rules, which required a team to sell out its home game at least 72 hours before kickoff for it to be broadcast in the local area. But, according to online video technology company Ooyala
MediaWeek | Mar 24, 2015 11:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Mulder and Scully Are Returning for The X-Files Miniseries Special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are back! Actors David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson have agreed to reprise their iconic roles for an upcoming six-episode reboot of The X-Files on Fox. "I think of it as a 13-year commercial break," ser
MediaWeek | Mar 24, 2015 6:22 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend