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Adrien Brody Has No Time for Your Facebook Friend Request Specs WhoAdrien Brody Age 41 Accomplishments Stars as Harry Houdini in History’s two-part biopic, Houdini (airs Sept. 1 and 2 at 9 p.m.); winner of the Academy Award for Best Actor in The Pianist (2002); founder of Fable House production compa
MediaWeek | Aug 28, 2014 12:53 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Canada Getting New Video Streaming Service Two of Canada’s largest cable television companies are putting their differences aside and joining forces to launch a new video streaming service as the industry responds in kind to competition from online players such as Netflix. The new service, c
MediaWeek | Aug 26, 2014 8:58 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
The Emmys Are Basically Fantasy Football for Network Executives The Emmy Awards are a game. That doesn't mean they're worthless, or meaningless, or cynical; it just means that there is high-level strategy around who gets what award and why, beyond simply who turned in the best performance. And this year in par
MediaWeek | Aug 26, 2014 8:21 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
This Is How the NFL Is Getting Butts Back in the Bleachers Atlanta Falcons CMO Jim Smith is rewarding loyal season ticket holders with the kind of stadium “memories” they can’t get from watching on TV at home. For the second year, Smith is offering season-long fans game-day “experiences&rd
MediaWeek | Aug 26, 2014 09:58 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Emmy Advertisers Branch Out With the 66th Annual Emmy Awards airing tonight on NBC, advertisers are seeing the value in not just the air time, but in the social media opportunities that surround major live events such as this one. Part of the appeal is that most viewers watch these
MediaWeek | Aug 25, 2014 6:18 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
TV Gets Undressed To say that this wedding is unconventional doesn’t quite capture the essence of the nuptials of reality show contestants Ashley and Alika. First off, the bride and groom met with the TV cameras rolling and decided to get hitched after just three mon
MediaWeek | Aug 24, 2014 11:55 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
TVs Top 5 Naked Moments So yes, there’s a trend of nude reality shows all over TV these days. But nudity on TV is nothing new, especially if your parents had a subscription to Skinemax anytime over the last 20 years. And even broadcast TV has gotten in the skin game. Here
MediaWeek | Aug 24, 2014 11:45 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
NFL Scores a Touchdown With Female Fans Pop quiz: What was the most watched TV event among women in 2014? It wasn’t the Academy Awards. Or the Grammys. Or the season finale of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. It was Super Bowl XLVIII, watched by an average of 44.9 million women. Over
MediaWeek | Aug 24, 2014 11:41 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Hulus Jenny Wall Is a Pioneer of the Web Series Form Specs Who Jenny Wall New gig Svp, head of marketing at Hulu Old gig Vp, marketing at Netflix Age 44 Photo: Karl J Kaul/Wonderful Machine So how did you find Hulu? I think I found Hulu in the sense that I’d been an avid Hulu user on my own—they
MediaWeek | Aug 24, 2014 11:40 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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A Look Back at the Mythbusters Explosions That Moved Us Kari Byron, Tory Belleci and Grant Imahara won't be back on Mythbusters next year, their counterparts Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage abruptly told viewers by way of a video released on the website today, which included no statement from any of the thre
MediaWeek | Aug 23, 2014 6:39 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend