| May 20, 2014
| 5:00 AM
NBCUniversal Chief Executive Steve Burke, who acknowledges being a bit of a taskmaster, is in unfamiliar territory.
He took over the top job at a time when NBC Entertainment was hemorrhaging $600 million a year. Now the network is poised to end the...
| May 6, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Nominees for the 35th annual Banff World Media Festival Rockie Awards were announced today, honoring excellence in television and media content from around the globe. Nominees in the Serial Drama category, which is currently a shortlist of 25 entries,...
| May 8, 2014
| 6:26 PM
The proposed mega-merger of two of the world's leading advertising holding companies -- Omnicom Group of New York and Publicis Groupe of Paris -- has collapsed.
Late Thursday, the two companies announced the termination of their proposed marriage, which...
| May 9, 2014
| 10:30 AM
One of the world's biggest advertising companies, Omnicom Group, is known for the work it does for Pepsi, while its French contemporary, Publicis Groupe, has been an important advisor to Coca-Cola. Just like those two fervent soda competitors, the two...
| May 10, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Network television is attempting to once again defy the laws of gravity.
Next week broadcast networks ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox will test their strength as the industry kicks off its annual springtime ad sales market known as the upfront. The networks...
| May 14, 2014
| 6:30 AM
— ABC is turning over its most valuable real estate to its proven hit-maker, Shonda Rhimes.
This fall, three hour-long dramas created by Rhimes will run back-to-back-to-back on Thursday night: "Grey's Anatomy," "Scandal" and her latest creation:...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Hoping that the best years are not in the rear-view mirror for its Acura luxury line, American Honda Motor Co. is shifting into high gear for the introduction of its redesigned 2014 MDX sport utility vehicle.
The U.S. sales arm of the Japanese automaker...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 1:30 PM
In daytime television, black is the new black.
Television programmers, in their search for the next big thing, have found that charismatic African American entertainers are potent magnets who attract mainstream and ethnically diverse audiences.
| Aug 2, 2013
| 2:17 PM
Ellen DeGeneres will test the power of social media -- and the increasingly symbiotic relationship between Twitter and television -- during next year's Academy Awards telecast.
On Friday, illustrating her proclivity for Twitter, DeGeneres announced in a...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 5:55 PM
Walt Disney Co. has hired a new advertising agency to oversee media planning for its movie studio.
OMD, whose clients include Pepsi and Visa, on Wednesday landed the Disney Studios account, which handles an estimated $800 million a year in advertising...
| May 14, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Can the return of Michael J. Fox, agent Jack Bauer and "Ironside" help vanquish the flesh-eating zombies that are threatening to take a bite out of television broadcasters' fortunes?
ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC are unveiling their fall lineups this week...