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Articles and announcements about Broadcast Television Companies.

Snapchat has turned to NBCUniversal for help making its first big push into scripted programming. The companies will form a joint venture to develop and produce new shows for Snapchat.
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The U.S. men’s soccer team failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, a development that is likely to put a crimp in the ratings and revenue Fox will be able to generate in its first effort at broadcasting the tournament.
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Leslie Moonves, CEO, CBS says there’s a lot riding on Star Trek— If it succeeds, Discovery could help All Access outpace a crowd of similar apps. If it fails, it could further scare investors already concerned about CBS’s inability to attract young audiences.
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Fox and T-Mobile struck a deal to speed the post-incentive auction repack for Fox TV stations.
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T-Mobile announced a partnership with Fox Television Stations (FTS) to assist in repacking its 600 MHz spectrum at WWOR New York.
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NBC’s “Will & Grace” revival is a huge draw for the network, with the show’s premiere episode picking up momentum in Live+7. The premiere nearly doubled its “live plus same day” totals in some metrics.
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NBC scored the top ratings as Sunday Night Football led the network to a 4.3 rating in viewers 18-49, per the Nielsen overnights.
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PBS was the big winner at the 38th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards ceremony with 12 Emmys, followed by CBS with 9 Emmys wins.
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CBS announced plans this week to roll out a new original comedy series, "No Activity" on its subscription streaming service, CBS All Access.
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CBS is the smart buy for advertisers looking to reach viewers without busting their budgets. At an avg cost of $135K, CBS delivered an avg audience of 9.5M viewers in a 7-day span, eclipsing the deliveries at ABC (5.8M) and Fox (3.14M).
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CBS All Access’ first original comedy, No Activity will premiere in November.
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Over the last nine years, ABC has built a cadre of the best comedies on network television. The shows are free of cynicism. The casts are diverse. The families they represent come from a variety of social and economic backgrounds.
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NBC News is finalizing plans to open a bureau in San Juan. The network will rent a house where news crews will be based covering the story of the recovery after Hurricane Maria.
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CBS Corp. and Gray Television announced a multi-year deal that renews station affiliation agreements.
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CBS set another sign-up record with subscriber growth since the debut of “Star Trek: Discovery.”
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CBS reached agreements to renew station affiliations with the 39 CBS affiliations owned by Gray Television.
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Cincinnati-based E.W. Scripps Co. closed on the acquisition of the Katz broadcast networks in a $302 million deal.
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Verizon and Volkswagen signed as key sponsors of Fox's World Cup coverage from Russia in 2018, with Verizon sponsoring the half time show for each of the tournament's 64 matches, and VW sponsoring the post game shows.
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"Stay Tuned" is NBC News' twice-daily Snapchat Show. It's a 24/7 operation, with 30 people working full time to crank out episodes on both weekdays and weekends, and it's unlike any typical NBC News broadcast.
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The premiere of Star Trek: Discovery on CBS All Access drove a record number of single day signups at CBS’ digital streaming subscription service.
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