After the coffee. Before the
The Skinny: Hoping to get to the
Daily Dose: Thursday night football will have a new anchoring team this fall. With
More drama, less singing. After enduring steep ratings declines this season, Fox unveiled a new schedule full of dramas and less
Inching closer. While neither side is yet to acknowledge any talks, AT&T is getting closer to a deal to buy satellite broadcaster DirecTV. According to the Wall Street Journal, the sale would value DirecTV at about $50 billion and the terms would be stock and cash. Per the Journal, it could all come together in a couple of weeks (sure, ruin my
Goal! Major League Soccer signed a new deal with ESPN,
It pays to play. CBS, which is to unveil its new fall lineup on Wednesday, may command the biggest ad-fee increases from advertisers, but it won't be for anything the network did this season. In fact, CBS had a pretty disappointing year. If it gets more money from Madison Avenue, it will be because of Thursday night football, which the network secured the rights for earlier this year. The New York Post on how the NFL will help CBS.
See you in court. Earlier this year, the
Inside the Los Angeles Times: The TV networks are giving more time to commercials, according to a new study from Nielsen.