Upfronts

Nat Geo Upfront: March 19, 2014

The soaring, stately Refectory Room at NYC’s High Line Hotel, once an Episcopal seminary (chandeliers, stained glass windows), was the site for Nat Geo and Nat Geo WILD’s lively upfront presentations, where net luminaries like Jason Silva (Brain Games) and Dr. Jan Pol (Dr. Pol) nibbled on chicken and risotto alongside guests as the nets […]

National CineMedia 05/17/17

National CineMedia At its sixth annual Upfront, held at NYC’s AMC Lincoln Square movie theater, National CineMedia announced plans to re-imagine its cinema pre-show and launch new digital channels for movie audiences. CEO Andy England offered a vision for NCM’s new pre-show, called Noovie, replacing FirstLook in 4Q17. “Noovie is a new premium video platform […]

National Geographic Channel & Nat Geo WILD 2013

Upfront 2013:National Geographic Channel & Nat Geo WILD National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo WILD continue their walk on the wild side as they power into Upfront season with returning favorites, new series, specials and daring events. “National Geographic always has been synonymous with exploration and epic, natural history documentaries. Nat Geo WILD takes this notion further, by presenting original […]

National Geographic, Freeform, Crackle 4/19/17

April 19 National Geographic National Geographic had big names and bigger events to toss around at its Upfront presentation at NYC’s Jazz at Lincoln Center, including a six-part documentary series featuring Katie Couric, inspired by her personal journey making National Geographic documentary Gender Revolution. National Geographic, Shawn Carter and The Weinstein Company will partner on […]

NBC 05/15/17

NBC NBC comes into Upfronts poised to win the A18-49 demo for the third broadcast season out of the past 4. The 2017 schedule adds 5 freshman dramas and 3 new comedies, anchored by a Thursday lineup that includes the returning Will & Grace, breakout hit This Is Us and new Dick Wolf true crime […]

NBC 2013

2013 UPFRONT: NBC NBC took over the stage at Radio City Music Hall to announce its new lineup of primetime shows for the 2013-14 season, which its execs say will be a winning combination of returning series, new comedies and dramas, and the latest season of The Voice, the top reality program on television. First, Parks & Recreation’s Leslie Knope […]

NBC Network Upfront: May 12, 2014

 NBC got the packed house at NYC’s Javits Center warmed up with Seth Meyers, who griped to the assembled that the event “could just as easily have been covered in a mass email.” As for the Olympics, which the net picked up last week through 2032, the Late Night host joked, “Because of global warming, […]

NBCUniversal Cable Upfront: May 15, 2014

Housewives, Kardashians, Joan Rivers – NBCUniversal’s Cable Entertainment Group’s Upfront for Bravo, E!, Esquire, Oxygen, Sprout, Syfy and USA at NYC’s Javits Center was hardly short on flash, as the nets gathered for a first-ever joint presentation in front of an audience of 3000.  “We’ve never done an upfront event on this scale, but we […]

NICKELODEON Kids 2013

KIDS UPFRONT 2013: NICKELODEON The content and consumption methods most desired by the post-millennial generation framed Nickelodeon Group President Cyma Zarghami’s presentation at the network’s Upfront last night that included an appearance from Kids Choice Awards host Josh Duhamel and performance by OneRepublic. Nick has been ensconced in a massive research effort as it seeks to regain some […]

Nickelodeon Upfront: March 13, 2014

Nickelodeon Upfront: What a difference a year makes. Last year at this time Nick was still smarting from a ratings pummeling. This year, thanks to 13 months of year over year growth, the net is prancing into the new season with a slate that includes 100-plus hours of new preschool programming, a fresh approach to […]

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