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ESPN World Cup Preliminary Ratings Show Workplace Viewership

ESPN metered market numbers for yesterday's 12 p.m. match between the U.S. and Germany got a 6.3 rating, including an hour of pregame starting at 11 a.m. That's great, considering the game kicked off in the middle of a day and much of the viewership would have been in workplaces. Show More Summary

NBCU's TV Everywhere Taps Former HBO Exec Dina Juliano as SVP of Consumer Strategy

NBC Universal has tapped Dina Juliano, formerly vp of user experience and product design for digital products at HBO, as its svp of consumer product strategy for the network's TV Everywhere group, according to Variety. The hiring decision was made by the group’s recently appointed evp and gm, Allison Moore. Show More Summary

Rob Dyrdek Gets Renewals, Pilot in MTV Deal

Celebrations are in order for MTV producer Rob Dyrdek. The network today that closed a "multi-year production deal" with Dyrdek and his company Super Jacket that includes pilot order for an as-yet unnamed project (potentially Dyrdek's fourth with MTV, if it lands a pick-up) and multiple renewals. Show More Summary

FX Drama Tyrant Rules Respectable Kingdom of 775K Demo Viewers

Tyrant is off to a reasonable start, if not an earth-shaking one: the drama pulled in a.75 rating, which came out to some 775,000 viewers in the key 18-49 demo. Not bad, with plenty of room to grow—and grow it ought to, because reviews are generally favorable for the new show. Show More Summary

Fox Is Done With 2014-15 Upfront Sales

Fox is essentially done with its upfront sales, according to a source, gaining pricing increases of 2.5-3.5 percent but losing volume after a rough 2013-14 season in which ratings for American Idol, in particular, hastened the decline that had been all but certain for years. Show More Summary

Diane Sawyer Leaves World News, David Muir Will Anchor

Diane Sawyer is officially stepping down from the leadership of ABC's World News franchise, and David Muir is stepping up. starting Sept. 2, David Muir will become the anchor and managing editor of our flagship broadcast, World News....Show More Summary

Supreme Court Effectively Puts Aereo Out of Business

The official word on Aereo came down from the Supreme Court today, and the word is "no." The ruling came down 6-3 against the streaming TV company. In an opinion written by Associate Justice Stephen Breyer, the court directly contradicted...Show More Summary

The CW Wraps Upfront Sales

The CW has finished its upfront sales, making Fox the last man standing in this year's ad sales bazaar. Volume for the network was down slightly (as it has been everywhere but NBCU, this season's first-place finisher), with CPM bumps up between three and four percent, said a source familiar with the network's deals. Show More Summary

That's a $6 Billion Upfront Wrap for All of NBCUniversal

NBC broadcast has wrapped its upfront sales effort, securing $2.52 billion in ad dollars across prime time, sports and late night, say sources familiar with the conversation: it's a significant gain over the $2.25 billion the network...Show More Summary

Which TV Comedienne Is Looking for Love on Tinder?

Specs Who Whitney Cummings Age 31 Accomplishments Comedian and actress (her Comedy Central stand-up special, Whitney Cummings: I Love You, premieres June 28 at 11 p.m./10 c); co-creator of the CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls Base Los Angeles What’s the first information you consume in the morning? Digg and Huffington Post tend to be my first news sites. Show More Summary

Can a Career TV Exec Bring Ambitious Xbox Shows to Life?

Specs Name Jordan Levin New gig Evp, Microsoft Old gig CEO, Generate Age 45 How did you land at Microsoft? The simplest way of making the connection is that [Microsoft entertainment and digital media president] Nancy [Tellem] was at Warner Bros. Show More Summary

Will Programmatic Advertising Take Over TV?

Illustration: Alvaro Dominguez YES Who needs ratings when you can buy TV impressions? All you need is a defined audience, the ability to deliver an ad wherever a person is viewing and automation to deliver that ad millions of times across multiple channels. Show More Summary

SundanceTV Extends Jaguar's British Villains Campaign

One of the most popular creative executions in the automotive category this year has a new edition for cable network SundanceTV: Jaguar's "British Villains" series of commercials now appears with company branding on multiple Sundance platforms. Show More Summary

The Guild’s Felicia Day Wrote Herself the Role of a Lifetime

Felicia Day’s dearly departed Web series The Guild started before anybody was really talking about the medium—it was a year before the world knew that lonelygirl15 was a work of fiction. But Day, the series’ sole writer for all six of...Show More Summary

ABC Finishes Upfront Deals With Mid-Single Digit Increases, Low Volume

ABC has confirmed that it is essentially done with upfront negotiations with the major agencies; a network source says that the broadcaster is making cleanup deals with a few smaller agencies but is happy with the deals overall. An industry...Show More Summary

Time Warner Cable Moved All of Its NYC Subscribers' Channels Right Before Game of Thrones

Time Warner Cable, in what the company says is an effort to improve user experience, decided to group its customers' channels together by genre and move HD versions to lower tiers, making the higher-definition versions of each cable network easier to find. Show More Summary

Top Chef Duels Host Claims Real Housewives Are Saner Than You Think

Specs Who Curtis Stone Age 38 Accomplishments Chef and owner of Maude restaurant in Beverly Hills, Calif.; host of Bravo’s Top Chef Duels (premieres Aug. 6 at 10/9c) Base Los Angeles What’s the first information you consume in the morning?...Show More Summary

Chelsea Handler Has Found That New Gig—at Netflix

Chelsea Handler trashed her bosses at E! pretty hard on The Howard Stern Show earlier this year but that hasn't affected her hiring prospects. The comedian's hour-long special Uganda Be Kidding Me will air on Netflix in October as a prelude to Handler's upcoming talk show gig on the streaming service. Show More Summary

Netflix Looking To Pursue More Native Advertising

Online audiences are oohing and ahhing over Netflix's New York Times branded content on women inmates, tied to the hit series Orange Is the New Black. While this is one of the first pieces created out of the Grey Lady's T Brand Studio, Netflix isn't new to the native advertising. Show More Summary

Digital Media Is Now Bigger Than National TV Advertising, Will Surpass Total TV by 2018

Magna Global issued a report on Monday predicting a major upswing of 8.3 percent for U.S. television advertising revenue in 2014, after a dismal 2013 in which revenues were down 0.6 percent. The World Cup, local political advertising,...Show More Summary

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