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Nielsen’s Defiant CEO Says Company Stands Ready to Count, Despite TV Network ‘Noise’

How did the simple act of counting TV viewers become so controversial? David Kenny thinks he knows. The CEO of Nielsen has been under fire for months, ever…

TV Networks’ Scramble to Launch Nielsen Rivals Creates Measurement Mess

TV’s most intense drama isn’t showing on any particular network and doesn’t stream on any specific screen. Even so, some of the industry’s most influential executives can’t stop…

Eurovision Fans Crushed After Viagogo Fails to Deliver Tickets to Finals

Eurovision fans have been left crushed after ticket re-selling site Viagogo failed to deliver tickets to the finals, which takes place tonight in Turin, Italy. Among those left…

Streaming Ads Poised to Shatter Routines at TV’s Upfront

The industry hasn’t gathered for in-person TV upfront presentations since 2019, and so much has changed — including the ways that Madison Avenue heavyweights are spending their money.…

‘My next-door neighbor was the Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski’

“You’re not supposed to grow up next to a murderer, but I did,” writes Jamie Gehring in “Madman in the Woods: Life Next Door to the Unabomber.”

Once Upon a Time Acquires Special Treats, Colin Burrows Set to Complete Cannes Doc (EXCLUSIVE)

Creative agency Once Upon a Time (OUAT) has acquired film content specialist The Special Treats Production Company for an undisclosed sum. Colin Burrows founded Special Treats more than…

Comcast, Charter Recruit Cable Veteran Marcien Jenckes to Head Their Streaming Joint Venture

The streaming joint venture between Comcast and Charter Communications — which is aiming to create a U.S.-wide aggregated streaming device platform — doesn’t have a name. But now…

Spotify Reorgs Podcast Content Studios, Promoting Parcast’s Max Cutler and The Ringer’s Bill Simmons to New Roles

Spotify is making management changes to bolster the leadership of its podcast content operations following the departure of Courtney Holt, who served as head of studios and video.…

U.K. Broadcasting Chiefs on Evolution of Media Landscape: ‘Complacency Will End in Serious Consequences’

The heads of the U.K. public service broadcasters (PSBs) are in agreement that the market is undergoing seismic changes and evolution is the way forward. “There’ll be huge…

TelevisaUnivision CEO Wade Davis Says ViX’s Free Tier Is Pivotal Against Churn, Not a ‘Promotional Front Porch’ for ViX+

TelevisaUnivision CEO Wade Davis explained the key differences he sees in the strategy used for the company’s ViX streaming platform, which currently consists of a free, ad-supported tier…

Channel 4, YouTube Strike 1000 Hour Content Deal

U.K. broadcaster Channel 4 has extended its strategic partnership with YouTube to make 1000 hours of full Channel 4 and E4 episodes from new and popular series available…

ITV Quarterly Revenues Soar 18% to $1 Billion

U.K. broadcaster ITV’s quarterly external revenues have soared 18% to £834 million ($1.02 billion), up from £709 million in 2021. In a trading update for the three months…