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Jordan Klepper’s New Late-Night Comedy Central Show Will Satirize Alt-Right Outlets Like Infowars

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 21:23:17 +0000

After spoofing political pundits like Bill O'Reilly for more than a decade on The Colbert Report, Comedy Central has picked a new media target for its next 11:30 p.m. show: alt-right outlets like Infowars and Breitbart. Daily Show correspondent Jordan Klepper, who will host the new late-night show, The Opposition with Jordan Klepper, which premieres...

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2 Wacky Questions for David Letterman

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 16:40:17 +0000

The third season of the Jash web series Norm Macdonald Live has arrived. The marquee guest, David Letterman. The hour-long conversation is a marvelous, lazy ramble, detouring quite often to less humorous anecdotes, like the time the host's childhood psychologist committed suicide after Macdonald had attended four sessions. One of the funnier junctures occurs late....

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Nielsen Is Now Including Hulu and YouTube TV Live Viewing in Its TV Ratings

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:30:52 +0000

People aren't watching TV like they used to, and Nielsen is working on ways to provide its clients, both advertisers and traditional TV networks, the most accurate view of who's consuming content and how. One way Nielsen believes it can accomplish this is by analyzing live TV viewing on streaming services. As of today, Hulu's...

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ABC Finally Reveals Its Fall Premiere Dates, Including an Early Debut of Marvel’s Inhumans in Imax Theaters

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:30:09 +0000

It took a month longer than its broadcast peers, but ABC has finally locked in its fall premiere dates. Scandal will kick off its seventh and final season on Thursday, Oct. 5, as the original TGIT lineup of Shonda Rhimes-produced shows returns for the last time. Prior to May's upfront event, ABC announced that next...

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How Video Platforms and Brands Are Courting the Next Generation of Internet Stars

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 23:49:18 +0000

As an up-and-coming actress-comedian, Laura Clery spent more than a year doing "free work," posting on Facebook every day without fail, building an audience for her sketches, characters and video blogging. Those days are over, as Clery is now one of the first digital influencers to take part in Facebook's new revenue-sharing program, while also...

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Disney Channel and Influencer Jake Paul Part Ways as He Causes Chaos in His L.A. Neighborhood

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:15:10 +0000

Over the weekend, word got out that Jake Paul would no longer appear in Disney's hit show Bizaardvark. Paul, 20, became popular for making short videos on Vine before transitioning to YouTube. He played a version of himself on Bizaardvark, which reaches about 85 million viewers, according to GQ, and is only in the middle...

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These 6 Networks Have the Most to Gain (or Lose) at the TCA Summer Press Tour

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:00:31 +0000

Now that the networks have completed their upfront business, the TV industry is turning its attention to summer's other major event: the Television Critics Association's summer press tour, which kicks off Tuesday at the Beverly Hilton in L.A. During the semiannual event (there's also winter press tour, which is held each January), more than 200...

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Vice Lays Off at Least 60 Employees to Emphasize Video and Scripted Content Production

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 17:49:48 +0000

After news came last month of an investment of $450 million, Vice has laid off around 60 employees, or 2 percent of its 3,000-person staff in North America and Europe today. In an ongoing trend with digital media companies attempting to keep up with, or anticipate, audience demands of video content, Vice will continue to...

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Despite a Stronger Than Anticipated Upfront, TV Ad Revenue Was Flat in the Second Quarter

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:00:06 +0000

The just-concluded upfront market was stronger than expected, but the national TV market was relatively flat year over year in the second quarter, according to new data from Standard Media Index. In the findings from SMI, which tracks 70 percent of national ad spending from global and independent agencies, the national TV market saw a...

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How Adult Swim Cracked the Code on Livestreaming to Attract Massive Audiences

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:00:37 +0000

Like many TV networks, Adult Swim will be making a big splash this weekend at Comic-Con with extravagant activations and experiences for their shows like Rick and Morty, Robot Chicken and Mike Tyson Mysteries. But the network's most important Comic-Con offering will be its livestreaming video--Adult Swim will share several hours of live video each...

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