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NBC’s ‘Rock Center’ Ratings on Par With Canceled ‘Playboy Club’

The newsmagazine struggles to find its audience, pulling low numbers in the key 18-49 demo.

Nets Warn Comcast, Dish About Streaming Content on iPads

Some network groups say their current arrangements don’t cover the use of their content on tablets, while distributors argue their case.

TBS looks to score with postseason baseball

It's perhaps a bit premature for any Major League Baseball franchise to hang out the stadium bunting just yet, but with three weeks to go before the postseason, several major-market teams can smell a whiff of October in the late-summer air.

ESPN, ACC ink $1.9 billion deal

ESPN and the Atlantic Coast Conference have reached a 12-year agreement that gives the sports network exclusive rights to broadcast all ACC football and men's and women's basketball games, plus 22 other collegiate sports and conference championships.

DISH replaces Fuse with Palladia

DISH Network has pulled the plug on MSG Media's Fuse, replacing it with MTV Networks' hi-def music channel, Palladia.



World Cup ratings hit a 16-year high in U.S.

Even the B-flat drone of the vuvuzelas hasn't tempered America's enthusiasm for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and as the tournament heads into the third round of the group stage, ratings are at a 16-year high.

Cablers complete upfront sales quickly

If the 2010-11 cable upfront were a World Cup match, buyers and sellers would now be at about the 80-minute mark, with little threat of stoppage time added to defray any on-field histrionics.

Oscarcast’s ad inventory nearly sold out

With less than a week to go before Hollywood fetes itself with the red carpet and gold statuettes, ABC's ad sales team has cause to throw a celebration of its own as the network's broadcast of the 82nd Annual Academy Awards is all but sold out.

Scatter market upbeat so far

If the 2009-10 TV upfront market was all about knowin' when to hold 'em and knowin' when to fold 'em, it won't be possible to assess how well the networks played their collective hand until next year.

A&E acquires Lifetime

In what may have been the worst-kept secret of the summer, A&E Television Networks is officially acquiring Lifetime Entertainment Services per terms of a three-handed arrangement between Disney-ABC Television, Hearst and NBC Universal.

Slow start for 2009-10 upfront

Last year, cable landed $7.65 billion in upfront commitments, according to the Cabletelevision Advertising Bureau.

Upfront marketplace still stalled

As a weary nation welcomed the respite of the holiday weekend, TV ad sales execs were particularly looking forward to taking in some Fourth of July fireworks as pyrotechnics have been in short supply thus far in this year's upfront marketplace.