Univision Promotes Jessica Rodriguez to the New Position of President and COO

Univision is promoting Jessica Rodriguez to president and chief operating officer, a new position at the nation’s leading Spanish-language media company. Rodriguez, who was named to the 2016 Adweek 50, has been chief marketing officer of UCI since 2014…

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NBC In Talks to Secure White House Interview on Super Bowl Sunday

NBC News is still hoping to secure an interview with President Trump on Super Bowl Sunday, a tradition that goes back more than a decade. “Without getting into specifics, I can tell you that there have been conversations between NBC News and the White …

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How Fox Is Using the Post-NFC Championship Slot, Its Most Valuable Real Estate in 2018

As broadcast networks roll out new series each season, some of them rely on tried-and-true launching pads on their schedule, usually following their biggest shows. CBS uses the post-Big Bang Theory slot to debut hits like Young Sheldon, Kevin Can Wait …

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NBC Will Air Winter Olympics Live in All Time Zones; Katie Couric Will Co-Host Opening Ceremonies

With the Winter Olympics just three weeks away, NBC has made a surprise-yet-familiar pick–Katie Couric–to co-host the opening ceremony in the wake of Matt Lauer’s departure from the network. The network also announced that the Feb. 9 opening ceremony…

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9 Ways Networks and Streaming Rivals Are Fighting Back Against Netflix This Year

The Television Critics Association’s winter press tour comes to a close today, capping 14 days in which approximately 40 broadcast, cable and streaming outlets presented their early-2018 shows to hundreds of TV journalists. But a company that never set…

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How WWE Raw Turned the Brand Into a Global Entertainment Company

For Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and John Cena, becoming a cultural icon began on WWE Monday Night Raw. It’s the longest-running weekly episodic program in TV history, and will celebrate its 25th anniversary live from New York on Jan. 22. Raw consistently…

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The CW’s Black Lightning Electrifies the Superhero Genre With a Focus on Family, Not Fighting

The CW knows a thing or two about DC superhero shows, given the success of Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. But the network threw away its usual superhero playbook for its latest series in the genre, Black Lightning, which prem…

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Here’s Why TLC Is Reviving Trading Spaces a Decade After It Went Off the Air

TV revivals aren’t just restricted to scripted series like The X-Files and Will & Grace. TLC is bringing back one of its most popular shows ever, Trading Spaces, a decade after the series, which helped kick off TV’s home renovation and design craze…

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ESPN Is Taking Its ‘First Real Stab’ at a Morning TV Show

ESPN is shaking up its morning schedule beginning April 2, as the sports network launches a three-hour morning show called Get Up in an effort to attract audiences during one of the only times of day when TV viewing is still a regular part of their sch…

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A YouTube Star Explains Why Most of His Peers Can’t Make the Jump to TV

For the past couple years, several media companies have snatched up many of YouTube’s most popular personalities to create content for their own linear and/or digital properties in an effort to attract their rabid millennial and Generation Z fans to th…

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