Archive for April, 2016

Curated: My 6 Stories From NAB ’16 in Las Vegas

April 25, 2016
A visit to Las Vegas: view from a taxicab window, April 21, 2016

A visit to Las Vegas: View from a taxicab window, April 21, 2016. Photo by Adam Buckman

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, April 25, 2016 — It was another productive assignment at the National Association of Broadcasters Convention in Las Vegas last week as I produced six stories in three days for TVNewsCheck.com. Read all six with these links:

Monday, April 18:

ABC’s Sherwood Unveils ABC Clearinghouse

Tuesday, April 19:

Ben Silverman Still Bullish on Broadcast

2016 Ad Sales: Local Core +4%, Network +10%

ABC and Affiliates Get Down to Business

Wednesday, April 20:

Scripps Pushes Declaration of Independence

Google’s Allegre Touts Totally Changed TV

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In Case You Missed Them: 8 More Upfront Stories

April 15, 2016
Recent stories from the New York Upfronts: (top) Freeform and Cadent; (second row) Azteca America and Bounce TV; (third row) TV One and Crackle; (bottom) BET and MTV.

Recent stories from the New York Upfronts: (top) Freeform and Cadent; (second row) Azteca America and Bounce TV; (third row) TV One and Crackle; (bottom) BET and MTV.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, April 25, 2016 — Catch up with my coverage of the New York Upfronts from the last three weeks with these links:

April 8, Freeform: Disney’s Youthful Freeform Slots Late-Night ‘Later Bitches’

April 12, Cadent Network: Cadent Upfront Explores New Frontiers In TV Media Buying

April 13, Azteca America: Azteca America Upfront Highlights New Shows, Digital Initiatives

April 13, Bounce TV: Bounce Upfront Vows More Originals For African-Americans

April 14, TV One: On Eve of Upfront, TV One Makes Deal For ‘Empire’ Reruns

April 20, Crackle: ‘Break-Free Advertising’ Initiative Is Centerpiece Of Crackle’s Upfront Push

April 20, BET: Digital Relaunch Takes Center Stage At BET Upfront

April 21, MTV: MTV And New Management Team Announce 14 New Shows

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Curated: All 9 of My March 2016 Upfront Stories

April 4, 2016
Nine upfront stories so far this spring: (top) Nickelodeon, TV Land/Nick at Nite/CMT, Game Show Network, (middle) National Geographic Channel, Pop Network, pop Op; Top: ot

Nine upfront stories so far this spring: (top) Nickelodeon, TV Land/Nick at Nite/CMT, Game Show Network, (middle) National Geographic Channel, Pop Network, Scripps (HGTV), (bottom) Hallmark Channel (Crown Media), Discovery Networks, Comedy Central.

By ADAM BUCKMAN

NEW YORK, April 4, 2016 — Presenting all nine of my stories from the New York upfront presentations in March. More to come in April and May. Follow the links, right here:

March 3, Nickelodeon: At Season’s First Upfront, Nickelodeon Stresses Star Athletes, Toy Tie-Ins

March 4, TV Land/Nick At Nite/CMT (Country Music Television): Viacom Upfront Combines TV Land, CMT, Nick At Nite Into One Big ‘Family’

March 8, GSN (Game Show Network): At Upfront, Game Show Network Outlines Its Winning Strategy: Produce More Originals

March 15, National Geographic Channel: Nat Geo Leaps Into Upfront Season With Programming On A Global Scale

March 21, Pop network: Pop’s Upfront Pitch: We’re Growing, And Our Competitors Are Not

March 29: Scripps Networks: Scripps Networks’ Upfront Message: Our Viewers Buy What They See

March 31, Crown Media Family Networks (Hallmark Channel): Hallmark Upfront Emphasizes Family-Friendly Programming, Focus On Holidays

March 31, Discovery Networks: Discovery’s Upfront Pitch Touts Global Reach, Domestic Audiences

April 1, Comedy Central: Comedy Central Pushes 5 New Series, 10 New Specials

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Read Adam Buckman’s book: “JERK: How I Wasted My Life Watching Television” … Read a sample on his Amazon book page HERE … Then order it today!

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