GMC 2013

2013 Upfront: GMC GMC TV has also unveiled its Upfront slate, which includes 66 originals, among them movies, series and stage plays. In addition, the network announced it will accelerate its name change to UP to June 1 instead of September 1. For more upfront highlights, view our report here and to read the complete press […]

Google/YouTube Digital 2013

2013 NewFronts: Google/YouTube YouTube announced some eyebrow-raising milestones: People are now watching 50% more on YouTube than they did last year. 1 billion people are visiting YouTube globally every month. Citing Nielsen, YouTube now reaches more US adults ages 18-34 than any cable network. YouTube’s Brandcast presentation had one overarching theme: reaching and engaging with the […]

Google/YouTube, Turner, Time Inc. 05/04/17

May 4 Google/YouTube, Turner, Time Inc. YouTube’s extravagant NewFront event, dubbed ‘Brandcast’, was held at Manhattan’s Javits Center. To lead off the presentation, CEO Susan Wojcicki acknowledged the company’s recent brand safety crisis, which has seen a slew of advertisers suspend YouTube advertising upon learning that their ads were appearing on extremist videos. “We apologize […]

GSN 2013

2013 Upfront:  GSN GSN announced plans to greenlight two new series and unveiled a robust development slate representing its commitment to originals at an upfront presentation held at New York City’s Sony Club yesterday. The network also added 106 new advertisers to its list of partners and revealed that in combination with GSN’s digital arm, the […]

GSN Upfront: March 18, 2014

GSN had plenty to announce at Tuesday’s upfront, held on a chilly but bright day on the 35th floor of NYC’s Sony Center. First up was GSN president and CEO David Goldhill, who touted the net as “a terrific value to affiliates, with a passionate and engaged audience.” 2013 was GSN’s most-watched ever, reported Goldhill, […]

HGTV 03/22/17

HGTV PROGRAMMING PIPELINE PRIMED AND READY FOR MORE RATINGS SUCCESS IN 2017 ‘Fixer Upper’ Gets a ‘Behind the Design’ Spin-off and ‘Flip or Flop’ Gets Franchised NEW YORK [March 22, 2017] Top-performing cable network HGTV, which roared past nearly every competitor in 2016 to deliver its highest-rated, most-watched year ever and scored its 10th consecutive […]

Hulu 05/03/17

March 3 Hulu The biggest news from Hulu’s Upfront event came right at the top of the presentation: Hulu’s long-awaited Live TV service is now live. (The company is technically calling it a beta launch, just in case there are early problems.) CEO Mike Hopkins, speaking to a huge crowd at Madison Square Garden, confirmed […]

Hulu Digital 2013

NewFronts 2013: Hulu Programming The Awesomes is an animated show for adults that combines the thrills of comic book storytelling with the irreverent comedy that is the hallmark of show co-creators Seth Meyers (SNL) and Michael Shoemaker (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon). Voices include Kenan Thompson, Bill Hader, and Taran Killam. Executive produced by Meyers, Shoemaker, and […]

Hulu NewFront: April 30, 2014

Hulu brought in an all-star cast (including Seth Meyers, Mindy Kaling, and band Capital Cities) to ramp up excitement and laughs at its morning NewFront presentation at the Hammerstein Ballroom. Hosted by Saturday Night Live cast member (and Awesomes voice) Cecily Strong, the show was a tight, professional presentation spotlighting options for advertisers, Hulu-style. CEO […]

IFC 2013

Upfront 2013: IFC Get ready to laugh out loud. IFC has announced it is developing 11 new comedy projects for 2014 series consideration. “This latest development slate represents IFC’s continued commitment to uncovering and creating comedy shows that are bold, smart and unconventional,” said Debbie DeMontreux, IFC’s senior vice president of original programming. “We set ourselves […]