TV Upfront Events Canceled or Postponed Due to Coronavirus

Media companies are making alternate plans for their annual presentations to advertisers amid the ongoing epidemic.
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As the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. continues, some media companies are changing their plans for their annual upfront presentations.

The upfronts typically bring together advertisers, media buyers and talent for live presentations in New York. Public health officials have warned against attending events with large crowds, which would include things like upfronts. Several companies have already canceled, postponed or modified plans for their presentations; the list below will be updated as more plans are announced or changed.

FreeWheel Media
Scheduled date: March 12
Status: Postponed, plans TBD

AMC Networks
Scheduled date: March 18
Status: Canceled. "In light of current events, we have decided to cancel our live upfront presentation scheduled for March 18 in favor of individual conversations with our advertising clients," AMC said in a statement.

Fox News
Scheduled date: March 24
Status: Canceled

A+E Networks
Scheduled date: March 25
Status: No live event; virtual presentations to ad agencies the week of March 23.

BBC News
Scheduled date: April 27
Status: TBD

Vudu
Scheduled date: April 28
Status: TBD

Roku
Scheduled date: April 28
Status: Streaming presentation only: "As we enter the streaming decade, we think we can achieve strong results through a digital presentation and look forward to presenting to the industry," the company said. "More details will be shared in the coming weeks."

Verizon Media
Scheduled date: April 28
Status: TBD

Vice Media Group
Scheduled date: April 29
Status: TBD

Ellen Digital Network
Scheduled date: April 29
Status: TBD

Amazon
Scheduled date: April 30
Status: TBD

YouTube
Scheduled date: April 30
Status: No live presentation; "digital-first" event will be streamed on YouTube.  

Hulu
Scheduled date: May 6
Status: TBD

NBCUniversal
Scheduled date: May 11
Status: Live event canceled; presentation to be televised and streamed

Fox Entertainment
Scheduled date: May 11
Status: Live event canceled, video presentation planned

Telemundo
Scheduled date: May 11
Status: TBD

Univision 
Scheduled date: May 12
Status: TBD

Disney
Scheduled date: May 12
Status: TBD

Discovery
Scheduled date: May 12
Status: TBD

WarnerMedia
Scheduled date: May 13
Status: No live event, video presentation planned

ViacomCBS
Scheduled date: May 13
Status: Live event canceled, presentation delivered via video

The CW
Scheduled date: May 14
Status: TBD