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- Crown Media Launches In-House Production Company, New Ad Division Crown Connectivity in
Crown Media Family Networks is getting into the production business. The parent of Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries is launching Crown Media Productions, an in-house production company. It is also launching a new division that integrates advertising cross-platform.
- Royal Maneuvers in
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Everyone is getting into the original content game, including E! network. "The Royals" is the cabler's first scripted effort -- and it is a delicious, over-the-top cheap thrill. Like "Dallas," but for monarchs.
- Emmis Names Top Management For 'Texas Monthly,' 'Cincinnati' in
Emmis Publishing, which owns regional magazines nationwide, has announced major hires for "Texas Monthly" and "Cincinnati" magazines. Longtime "Texas Monthly staffer" Elynn Russell, most recently president of the magazine, is retiring. John Lunn will replace her.
- Premiere Networks Tap Shapiro As VP Sports Programming in
Premiere Networks named Scott Shapiro vice president of sports programming. Shapiro will oversee sports programming and content, including the Fox Sports Radio Network, a division of Premiere.
- GoDaddy Names Initiative As Media Buy AOR in
GoDaddy, a company known for its Super Bowl ads, just named Initiative, as its media buying agency of record. The tech provider is asking the IPG Mediabrands company to handle brand media strategy, video and analytics duties.
- TabletTV Launches In San Francisco, National Rollout Scheduled In 2015 in
TabletTV has beta launched in San Francisco, in partnership with the KOFY-TV station, owned by Granite Broadcasting. Bay Area tablet owners can receive 50 digital broadcast network and local channels. A national rollout is expected next year.
- SiriusXM Now Carries 'NBC Nightly News' in
"NBC Nightly News With Brian Williams," which the network says is the most watched evening newscast in the U.S., is now available to SiriusXM subscribers. Williams' broadcast is averaging slightly more than 9 million viewers this TV season, which NBC notes is its biggest audience for the start of a season in nine years.
- Media General Names McCarus Chief Strategy Officer, Extends Affiliate Agreements in
Media General has tapped John McCarus as chief strategy officer for its digital media business. The company operates or services 71 television stations in 48 markets. Separately, CW, a joint venture between Warner Bros. Entertainment and CBS, and Media General announced long-term network affiliation agreements in 16 markets nationwide.
- The New Appointment TV: YouTube in
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As technology changes, so does consumer behavior. From the original 13 broadcast channels to nearly 300 on cable to the phenomenon of streaming, "appointment TV" has been radically altered.
- TAG Heuer Continues 'Pressure' Campaign In Times Square in
Building on the original creative, Tag Heuer is debuting a billboard in Times Square Nov. 1 with its latest brand ambassadors: Michelle DeLucca and Justin Michalski.