ABC Welcomes Basketball’s Return With NBA Countdown ‘Restart’ Special July 25
The 2-hour event, called NBA Countdown Presented by Mountain Dew: NBA Restart, will air Saturday, July 25 on ABC at 8 p.m. ET.
Beavis and Butt-Head Return to TV, Moving From MTV to Comedy Central
Beavis and Butt-Head, MTV’s hit ’90s animated series, is being revived—but the show will now air on Comedy Central.
With Live Sports Still Sidelined, May’s National TV Ad Revenue Fell 23%
National TV ad revenue in May fell 23% year over year to $716.4 million weekly, according to the Standard Media Index AccTV Report for May 2020.
Seth Meyers on Filming Late Night at Home and Expanding Beyond Linear TV
Broadcasting from his attic during the pandemic, the NBC host is busier than ever.
Pop TV President Brad Schwartz Leaves for Audible
Brad Schwartz, who oversaw TV Guide Network’s rebrand into Pop TV, is exiting the network.
Networks Pull Police Docuseries, Gone With the Wind Following Racial Injustice Protests
Television has become the latest industry to reexamine itself in light of the national protests against police brutality and racism.
Live Sports’ Imminent Return Should Electrify the Faltering TV Ad Sales Marketplace
Live sports would signal an important return to normal for the country and jump-start a TV ad sales marketplace that has been reeling since March.
Freeform’s Tricia Melton Named CMO of New Warner Bros. Division
Tricia Melton is leaving Freeform to become CMO of Warner Bros.' new global kids, young adults and classics division.
Former Netflix Exec Tara Duncan Named Freeform President
Former Netflix executive Tara Duncan has been named Freeform’s new president, succeeding Tom Ascheim, who left the network last month.
With Live Sports on Hold, Broadcasters Have Dug Deep to Find Alternative Programming
Since live sports were canceled two months ago, broadcasters have scrambled to fill their suddenly bare schedules with content to keep fans engaged.
Fox Nabs First TV Season Win Among 18-49 Demo in 8 Years; CBS Remains No. 1 in Total Viewers
Fox was the No. 1 network the season among adults 18-49 for the first time in eight years, while CBS was again the most-watched in total viewers.
Sports-Starved Advertisers Flock to Turner Sports’ The Match Golf Sequel
The sold-out telecast will air May 24 at 3 p.m. ET on TNT.
Disney’s Streamers Are Lone Bright Spot in Quarter as It Takes $1.4 Billion Covid-19 Hit
Disney saw a $1.4 billion income hit in the most recent quarter due to Covid-19 and said its streaming services are a lone bright spot.
NBCU Reorganization Gives Cesar Conde News Oversight; Mark Lazarus Runs Entertainment
NBCUniversal is putting Mark Lazarus in charge of all entertainment TV at the company while Cesar Conde will head up all news properties.
Food, Home Focus Give Discovery a Ratings and Revenue Edge During Pandemic
With networks devoted to food and home, Discovery Inc. is uniquely positioned among rivals to appeal to housebound consumers.