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Bounce TV Pulls 'Cosby' After Latest News From Sexual Assault Case As news broke that Bill Cosby had admitted to supplying drugs to young women he intended to have sex with, yet another network is severing ties with him. Bounce announced today that it will stop airing Cosby—a sitcom that aired on CBS from 1996 to 2
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How Daily Fantasy Sports Became a Heavyweight in the Advertising World It seems these days sports fans can't catch a game on TV or listen to sports talk radio without being hit with ads for daily fantasy sports (DFS). While fantasy sports have enjoyed a long run, with digital giants ESPN, Yahoo and CBS capturing the atte
MediaWeek | Jul 6, 2015 11:39 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Trevor Noah, The Daily Show's New Host, Kicks Off PR Blitz With Jerry Seinfeld Leading up to Trevor Noah's September 28 debut as host of The Daily Show, the South African-born, 31-year-old comedian made an appearance on the latest episode of Jerry Seinfeld's Web series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, which airs on digital
MediaWeek | Jul 6, 2015 8:52 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Azteca America and Ford Are Launching a Web Series That's All About Strength Azteca America is partnering with one of its biggest sponsors to create a branded-content Web series, Fuerza Ford, which will feature the motor company's Ford F-150. The 10-episode Spanish-language series debuts Tuesday and will feature Mexican boxers
MediaWeek | Jul 6, 2015 8:05 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Women's World Cup Final Draws Record-Breaking Audience to Fox The United States' 5-2 win over Japan to capture its third Women's World Cup title drew a massive audience to Fox on Sunday night, scoring a 15.2 overnight household rating from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. ET, according to Nielsen. The 15.2 rating—the
MediaWeek | Jul 6, 2015 3:20 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Why Shark Week Is Sinking Its Teeth Into July In this year's promos for Shark Week, Discovery is calling it "The Most Wonderful Week of the Year"—and that's not just hyperbole. The network owes much of its success over the past three decades to the franchise, its annual weeklo
MediaWeek | Jul 6, 2015 03:13 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Addicted to Lifetime Movies? Now There's an App For That If you've got $4 and an unabashed love of Lifetime movies, this might be the best day since Flowers in the Attic premiered last year. A+E Networks has launched its first SVOD service, Lifetime Movie Club, aimed at fans of Lifetime's famous&m
MediaWeek | Jul 2, 2015 6:08 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Kin Community Opens Branded Content Studio Kin Community is the latest digital video network to open a branded content arm, announcing the launch of Kin Studios this morning. Kin Studios will work with brands–Beiersdorf, P&G, and Wilton have all signed content deals so far–to produ
MediaWeek | Jul 2, 2015 5:20 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Turner Closes Out Upfront Sales Ahead of 2 Broadcasters Another upfront sales team is wrapping business before the July 4 holiday, as Turner has completed the majority of its upfront negotiations, according to sources familiar with the situation. Unlike last year, when Turner finished after the five broadcast
MediaWeek | Jul 2, 2015 3:08 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Reelz Will Air Miss USA After NBC Dropped It You're going to be hearing a lot about Reelz today, probably for the first time in four years. That's because the independent cable channel has landed rights to televise the 2015 Miss USA Pageant July 12 at 8 p.m, after NBC dropped plans to
MediaWeek | Jul 2, 2015 12:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend