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ABC Announces May Sweeps Programming

Press release from ABC, April 16, 2015: The ABC Television Network announced highlights of upcoming May sweeps programming, featuring season finale dates for series “American Crime,” “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” “black-ish,” “Castle,” “Dancing with the Stars,” “Forever,” “The Goldbergs,” “The…

TCM to Host U.S. Television Premiere of ‘Human Voice’ Starring Academy Award Winner Sophia Loren by Filmmaker Edoardo Ponti on April 21

Press release from TCM, April 15, 2015: Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will host the U.S. Television premiere of filmmaker Edoardo Ponti’s short film Human Voice, starring Sophia Loren as part of the networks five-film tribute to the actress on Tuesday,…

BBC’s Iconic Sci-Fi Drama ‘Doctor Who’ to Premiere on Disney XD Beginning May 9

Press release from Disney XD and BBC Worldwide North America, April 15, 2015: BBC’s world-renowned science-fiction drama “Doctor Who” will premiere on Disney XD beginning SATURDAY, MAY 9 (9:00 p.m., ET/PT). Disney XD, home to other top-rated action-adventure programming, including…

ABC Family Doubles Down on the Life Stage That Has made It the #1 Network With W18-34, W18-49, F12-34, a Top Five Network Among Adults and the Network With the Most Socially Engaged Audience

Press release from ABC Family, April 14, 2015: Tom Ascheim, President, ABC Family, will announce at its network upfront today in New York that ABC Family is doubling-down on the life stage that has made it a leading voice in…

Disney Junior, TV’s #1 Network for Preschoolers, Orders Fourth Seasons of Hit Series ‘Sofia the First’ and ‘Doc McStuffins’

Press release from Disney Junior, April 14, 2015: Disney Junior, TV’s #1 network for preschoolers, has ordered fourth seasons of its hit animated series “Sofia the First” and “Doc McStuffins.” The announcement was made today by Nancy Kanter, Executive Vice…

NBCUniversal Appoints Chris Czarkowski to Senior Vice President of Hispanic Group Advertising Sales

Press release from NBCUniversal, April 14, 2015: NBCUniversal today announced Chris Czarkowski has been promoted to Senior Vice President, Hispanic Group Advertising Sales, NBC UNIVERSO. He will report to Mike Rosen, Executive Vice President, Advertising Sales, News and Hispanic Groups,…

The CW Network Sets 2015 Summer Schedule

Press release from the CW, April 13, 2015: Continuing to bolster its schedule with more year-round original programming, The CW Network has set its summer premiere dates, including the series debuts of SIGNIFICANT MOTHER, DATES and A WICKED OFFER, the…

Chris Harrison Named New Host of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’

Press release from Disney/ABC, April 13, 2015: Chris Harrison (ABC’s “The Bachelor” franchise) has been named the new host of the nationally syndicated game show “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.” The versatile Harrison will join the popular long-running franchise…

HBO Renews ‘Veep’ for a Fifth Season and ‘Silicon Valley’ for a Third Season

Press release from HBO, April 13, 2015: HBO has renewed the comedy series VEEP for a fifth season and SILICON VALLEY for a third season, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. “VEEP and SILICON VALLEY are…

Disney/ABC Television Group Announces Transition to an IP-Based ‘Virtual Master Control’ for Linear Broadcast Operations

Press release from Disney/ABC Television Group, April 13, 2015: After having successfully deployed its cloud-based WATCH services across the Disney|ABC Television Group of networks, the company is now transitioning its linear broadcast operations — global programming playout, delivery and network…