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Paramount Laying Off 347 Workers in NY

Paramount Global is laying off 347 workers in New York according to a WARN notice filing with the NYS Department of Labor. Paramount is a leading media company that operates the CBS TV network along with cable networks MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, Nickelodeon, Showtime, BET and the streaming network Paramount Plus. The company has over […]

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Fox News Signs Chanley Painter as Overnight Anchor

NEW YORK — FOX News Channel (FNC) has signed Court TV’s Chanley Painter as an overnight anchor. She will begin her role at FOX News on February 26th. Since 2019, Painter has served as a legal correspondent and field anchor for Court TV. In this capacity, she covered the high-profile trials of Bryan Kohberger, Johnny […]

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TNT Signs Contract Extension With Reggie Miller

TNT Sports, a division of Warner Bros. Discovery, has signed a contract extension with Reggie Miller that will extend the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame member’s contributions on TNT Sports’ networks to more than 25 years. “I’ve been lucky enough to have two constants in my adult life: 18 years with the Indiana Pacers […]

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January Saw Highest TV Viewing in Four Years According to Nielsen

NEW YORK — Nielsen’s January 2024 report of TV viewing revealed that January TV viewing levels soared, bolstered by an abundance of high-volume streaming days, NFL playoffs, colder temperatures, and the long-awaited return of scripted broadcast programs. Most notably, January produced nine of the 10 highest daily streaming levels ever, with Saturday, January 13 marking the most-streamed day in history totaling 40.8B minutes […]

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ESPN Promotes JJ Reddick to Top NBA Broadcast Team

ESPN announced that former NBA player and Duke star JJ Redick will join Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame broadcasters Mike Breen and Doris Burke to form ESPN/ABC’s new, lead NBA broadcast team. Redick takes the spot of Doc Rivers, who left last month to become Head Coach of the Milwaukee Bucks. The team will call the NBA Finals on ABC, the Eastern Conference Finals, and […]

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Fox to Host Town Hall With Donald Trump

NEW YORK — FOX News Channel’s (FNC) Laura Ingraham will present a town hall with former President Donald Trump on Tuesday, February 20th in Spartanburg, SC at 7 p.m. ET on The Ingraham Angle. Trump is the leading frontrunner for the Republican nomination for President this year. The pre-taped one-hour event on Fox will focus […]

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Super Bowl Ads Drive Up Demand Study Says

NEW YORK — Spending $7 million on a 30-second ad during the Super Bowl apparently works according to a new study. Behavioral research firm Veylinx performed a study to see whether Super Bowl commercials boost consumer demand for the products advertised. The results show that 2024 Super Bowl advertising fueled a massive 16.4% increase in […]

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CBS Releases Super Bowl Promos for Original Shows

CBS has released early looks of Super Bowl spots for CBS Originals GHOSTS, TRACKER, FIRE COUNTRY and SO HELP ME TODD. The spots were custom-made to air during SUPER BOWL LVIII as the culmination of the Network’s campaign for CBS Premiere Week, which kicks off with the debut of TRACKER after the game. The Super […]

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NBA to Use New LED Court During All-Star Events

NEW YORK – High technology is literally coming to the basketball court! The NBA has unveiled a state-of-the-art full video LED court, developed by ASB GlassFloor, that will be used for NBA All-Star 2024 events taking place at Lucas Oil Stadium, which includes the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game (Feb. 16) and All-Star Saturday Night (Feb. […]

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NFL Championship Games Draw Over 50 Million Viewers

Fox Sports says its Sunday evening broadcast of the Detroit Lions at San Francisco 49ers had an average 56,691,000 viewers. The 49ers made a furious comeback in the second half to win 34-31 and advance to The Super Bowl on Sunday, February 11 at 6:30 p.m. in Las Vegas. Fox says the game is projected […]

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Chiefs-Bills Game Draws 56 Million Viewers

NFL football games keep bringing in the viewers and last week’s playoff games were phenomenal for the league. Last Sunday’s Kansas Chiefs at Buffalo Bills game on CBS was the most-watched NFL Divisional Playoff Game ever and the first to surpass 50 million viewers, averaging 50.393 million viewers and up +10% vs. last year’s comparable game (Cowboys-49ers, 45.659 million viewers). The […]

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Fox Names New Ad Sales Chief

NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES — Lachlan Murdoch, Executive Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Fox Corporation, announced that Jeff Collins has been appointed President of Advertising Sales, Marketing and Brand Partnerships for Fox Corporation. He will succeed Marianne Gambelli, who retires after more than 40 years as a leading ad sales executive in the media and entertainment space. Collins, […]

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HBO Receives 31 Emmy Awards, Sweeps Drama Categories

Max, the streaming service for HBO and Warner Bros. Discovery, received a total of 31 Emmys at the 75th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, the most of any network or platform. The awards all came from 11 HBO Original series. HBO Originals swept the drama categories (Outstanding Drama Series, Lead Actor/Actress, Supporting Actor/Actress, Guest Actor/Actress, Directing, […]

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Peacock Playoff Game Draws 27.6 Million Viewers

In the fourth-coldest NFL game ever Saturday night, two-time Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes led the Kansas City Chiefs to a 26-7 win over the Miami Dolphins in front of more than 71,000 fans who cheered in below-zero weather. It was also the NFL’s first-ever exclusively live streamed playoff game on Peacock, owned by Comcast. […]

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College Football Championship Draws 25 Million Viewers on ESPN

ESPN said its Monday night broadcast of the College Football National Championship between Washington and Michigan drew 25 million viewers. Michigan won the national title with a convincing 34-13 win. The complete seven-game College Football Playoff and New Year’s Six averaged 15.1 million viewers, the best in five years and fifth highest in the 10-year […]