After the coffee. Before deciding who to root for in the
The Skinny: I'm not a hockey fan, but I did watch the
Daily Dose: In a sign that many of its future fights will be on Capitol Hill,
Casting a spell. "Maleficent,"
Slow start. So far, advertisers are holding their powder when it comes to buying commercial inventory on the broadcast networks for the fall TV season. Normally, some deal-making is done in May after the schedules are unveiled but not this year. That may mean the broadcast networks may be in for some tough negotiations.
Big ask. Football season is months away but NBC is already selling spots in the Super Bowl. It is hoping to sell some commercials for as much as $4.5 million, which would be a new record, according to Variety. That figure is a 12.5% increase from what Fox got for commercials in last season's game, which had a record audience despite being a blowout.
Everyone wants kids. Netflix isn't the only streaming service aggressively going after kids. Amazon is now teaming up with toy company Mattel to create content, according to the New York Times. This is not the first time a toy company has gotten into the programming game.
A long history. Broadcasters don't feel they have a friend in new
Remember what we said about a renewal? Never mind. Earlier this year,