Inflation Hits Hollywood as Production Costs Skyrocket
Television - Theatrical

Insiders say key supplies needed to build sets have shot up 10 percent in recent months as studios grapple with ballooning budgets: "Supply-chain shortages caused us to alter the way we build our stag...

Hollywood Reporter
June 2, 2021

2020-21 TV Season Rankings In a Year Like No Other

On the last day of the turbulent 2020-21 television season amidst a year of pandemic and programming chaos, we have once again learned you don’t tug on Superman’s cape, you don’t spit into the w...

May 27, 2021

Four Takeaways From the Big 4 Networks’ Upfront Presentation...
Streaming - Television

What a difference a year (and a global pandemic) makes. For the Big Four broadcast networks — ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox — May’s annual upfront presentations used to mean a focus on the fall schedul...

Hollywood Reporter
May 20, 2021

‘Friends’ Reunion: First Full Trailer Released
Streaming - Television

This time it’s the real deal. This is not last week’s brief preview video that merely teased the backs of the Friends cast. This is a full two-minute trailer with plenty of new footage from HBO Ma...

Hollywood Reporter
May 19, 2021

‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’ Renewed At NBC Fo...

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon has been officially renewed by NBC for five more years. The move was announced by Susan Rovner, Chairman, Entertainment Content, NBCUniversal Television and Str...

May 17, 2021

‘Friends’ Reunion Special at HBO Max to Premiere in May
Streaming - Television

The long-delayed “Friends” reunion special at HBO Max will finally be there for you, with the streamer announcing the official premiere date. “Friends: The Reunion” will debut on HBO Max on M...

May 14, 2021

Ellen Gives First Interview After Announcing Show’s End

After announcing the end of her long-running daytime talk show on Wednesday, Ellen DeGeneres appeared on “Today” Thursday morning to tell Savannah Guthrie why she decided to move on and how toxic ...

May 13, 2021

‘Annie Live’ Coming to NBC for the Holidays
Live Entertainment - Television

The production will be the network's first live musical in more than three years. NBC is getting back into the live musical business. The network has ordered Annie Live to air during the holiday sea...

May 13, 2021

NHL Returns to the Ice with New Assets and Upsurge in Sponsors...
Branding - Sponsorships - Sports - Streaming

The NHL expects to surpass its sponsorship revenue projection for the 2020-21 season, despite the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the inventory available to its sponsors. “The number of proacti...

Sport Business
March 19, 2021

Jell-O Embraces The Office’s Stapler Prank
CPG - Television

Without any collaboration from the show or NBC—Jell-O is offering up to 100 sets that include a stapler-shaped mold, one box of black cherry-flavored Jell-O gelatin for the stapler, and four boxes o...

March 18, 2021

N.H.L. Returns to ESPN in a 7-Year Deal With an Emphasis on St...
Branding - Online - Sports - Streaming - Television

After an absence of 16 years, the National Hockey League is returning to ESPN. The Walt Disney Company, which owns ESPN and ABC, announced Wednesday that it had signed a seven-year rights agreement w...

New York Times
March 11, 2021

Report: NHL and ESPN Agree to Seven-Year US Broadcast Deal
Sports - Streaming - Television

NHL’s exclusive US broadcast deal with NBC, which pays US$200m a year, expires at end of 2020/21 season. The next cycle will reportedly see ESPN split the rights with another media company, with the...

Sports Pro
March 10, 2021

NFL and Amazon Nearing $1 Billion Exclusive Rights Deal
Sports - Streaming - Television

The National Football League (NFL) is close to signing a new rights deal that could see Amazon ‘carry many games’ exclusively on its Prime Video streaming service. The deal could reportedly cost ...

Sports Pro
March 4, 2021

‘Frasier’ Revival With Kelsey Grammer Set at Paramount Plu...
Streaming - Television

The “Frasier” revival has officially been ordered at Paramount Plus. Original series star Kelsey Grammer will return in the title role in addition to executive producing. Chris Harris and Joe Cri...

February 25, 2021

Behind the Family Friend Content Craze
Streaming - Television

When Fear Factor was released in 2001, it was never supposed to be a show the whole family sat down to watch together. It was made specifically for men. But then something else happened. “We though...

February 22, 2021

NHL to carve out live streaming package for next US rights cyc...
Sports - Streaming - Television

The National Hockey League’s (NHL) next domestic broadcast deal will be split across two broadcasters, with one of those likely to receive an exclusive streaming package, according to the New York P...

Sports Pro
February 19, 2021

How the ‘I’m Going to Disney World’ Super Bo...
Attractions - Branding

Disney will not host its traditional post-game Super Bowl victory parade at Walt Disney World or Disneyland this year, due to the pandemic. But the company is still planning to film its "I'm Going to ...

Theme Park Insider
February 8, 2021

NBC’s Olympic Fears: Broadcaster Awaits Decision on Tokyo Ga...
Sports - Television

The conglomerate has spent billions on rights and bet on the games to boost its streaming platform — and will take a hit if the event is scrapped or delayed. The Tokyo Olympics, set to begin July 23...

Hollywood Reporter
January 27, 2021

PGA Tour and NBC launch PointsBet-backed gambling watchalong s...
Gaming - Sports - Television

The PGA Tour and its domestic broadcast partner NBC are launching a new second-screen betting show which will air on the Peacock streaming service during the US-based golf tour’s events. The NBC Sp...

January 26, 2021

Alex Trebek’s Final ‘Jeopardy!’ Week Delivers Big Rating...

Jeopardy! was the No.1 syndicated program for the week of Jan. 4, which featured the final episodes of host Alex Trebek filmed shortly before his death. The game show had its most-watched week of the...

January 20, 2021

Discovery+ is available now. How does it compare to other stre...

On Monday, Discovery+ entered an increasingly crowded landscape of services vying to attract your eyeballs to their endless selection of programming. Discovery+ features more than 55,000 episodes fro...

January 5, 2021

The Grim TV Ratings Reality of 2020
Streaming - Television

The vast majority of ad-supported networks lost audience, sometimes a lot of it, this year. When the first set of widespread pandemic stay-at-home orders came down in March, TV usage soared across the...

Hollywood Reporter
December 23, 2020

Fox could drop TNF if main NFL package proves too costly
Sports - Television

Fox currently pays US$660 million per year for those games, having taken over the contract in 2019 from rivals CBS and NBC, who previously split the coverage. That deal expires at the end of the 20...

Sports Pro Media
December 9, 2020

Rashida Jones to Succeed Phil Griffin as President at MSNBC
People - Streaming - Television

Rashida Jones, an up-and-coming news executive at NBCUniversal, will take the reins at the company’s MSNBC cable-news outlet in February, setting her up to be the first Black executive to run one of...

December 8, 2020

SportsPro Summit 2020 – NBC, TikTok and House of Highlights
Branding - Sports - Television

Branded content doesn’t need to look like it; The NFL’s next TV deal will force broadcasters to make difficult choices; Time for sports to incorporate highlights into their business model. For ...

SportsPro Media
December 4, 2020

Kia to haul Times Square’s ‘2021’ across the U.S. in...

When the New Year hits in 31 days, it won’t magically wipe away the virus or erase the political strife and other factors that made 2020 an historically bad year. But the mere changing of a numeral ...

Automotive News
December 1, 2020

How the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Will Be Different in ...
Attractions - Entertainment - Television

This year's parade drops spectators and young participants as it adjusts to COVID limitations. For the full story, visit Variety  -

November 26, 2020

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