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‘Supergirl’ Will Battle ‘Gotham’ For Best-Watched Super-Hero Series In Fall

variety.com — Superman and Batman aren't slated to square off until 2016, when Time Warner launches a big movie centered on their fight. Until then, fans might want to check out a different super-hero contretemps.
Jul 27, 2015

‘Supergirl’ To Battle With ‘Gotham’ For Best-Watched Super-Hero Series In Fall variety.com/2015/tv/news/s… via @Variety

Jul 27, 2015

Which of this fall's super-hero dramas will please Madison Avenue most? variety.com/2015/tv/news/s… via @Variety

Jul 27, 2015

Nerd Alert: @Variety gets advertisers C3 projections for every super-hero show this fall! variety.com/2015/tv/news/s…

Jul 27, 2015

Who needs to wait for Superman v Batman when you can watch @supergirlcbs square off against @Gotham? variety.com/2015/tv/news/s… via @Variety

Jul 27, 2015

In a world of TV ratings declines, super hero dramas seem able to change the course of mighty rivers variety.com/2015/tv/news/s… via @Variety

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Jay Oakerson, Dan Soder To Host Live Comedy Central Show On SiriusXM

variety.com — Comedy Central said it would launch its first live weekly show on SiriusXM's Comedy Central Radio channel. "The Bonfire with Big Jay Oakerson and Dan Soder " will premiere on Monday, July 27 and will air live every Monday and Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET with repeats throughout the week.

Comcast, Discovery Renew Carriage Agreement

variety.com — Discovery Communications and Comcast have renewed their carriage agreement. The new deal comes after Discovery took issue with the cable giant's failed deal to acquire Time Warner Cable earlier in the year. Discovery said it had "critical issues" with the size of a combined Comcast-TW Cable distribution pipeline.

Al Roker: ‘Today’ Weatherman to Launch Streaming Series Via Meerkat

variety.com — Al Roker is reaching from the solid ground of NBC's "Today" to the shakier terrain of TV's future. While many TV viewers know Roker from his years spent forecasting weather for "Today" and other venues, fewer know that he has led a small TV- production company for more than two decades.
Jul 27, 2015

.@AlRoker's producing 3 shows on @AppMeerkat. "It's sort of like radio in the 1920’s. Why not take a shot at it?" variety.com/2015/tv/news/a…

Jul 27, 2015

Al Roker Offers Forecast of TV’s Future With Trio of Meerkat Programs variety.com/2015/tv/news/a… via @Variety

Jul 27, 2015

Tune in 1pm est today: "Al Roker Offers Forecast of TV’s Future With Trio of Meerkat Programs" @variety: variety.com/2015/tv/news/a… @AppMeerkat

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Alex Wallace Leaves NBC News

variety.com — Alexandra Wallace, a senior NBC News executive who has supervised everything from "Today" to "Meet the Press" and was regarded as the second-in-command at the sprawling NBCUniversal news division, is leaving the organization after a decade. "Thank you @NBCNews for a great decade. Onward," Wallace said on Twitter Friday.

Fox Sports Names Charlie DIxon, EVP Content and Production

variety.com — Charlie Dixon, a programming executive with experience at both NBC News and ESPN, is set to join Fox Sports as executive vice president of content and production at sports-cable outlets Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2, according to a person familiar with the situation.

Chuck Todd expected to host new show on MSNBC

bostonherald.com — "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd is expected to return to MSNBC to host a one-hour program, a person familiar with the situation confirmed to Variety. Todd, who used to host a late-morning program on the network, would continue to anchor the NBC Sunday public-affairs program he took over from David Gregory in the fall of 2014.

Chuck Todd: ‘Meet the Press’ Anchor Will Host New MSNBC Show

variety.com — " Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd is expected to return to MSNBC to host a one-hour program, a person familiar with the situation confirmed to Variety. Todd, who used to host a late-morning program on the network, would continue to anchor the NBC Sunday public-affairs program he took over from David Gregory in the fall of 2014.

Comcast: ‘Jurassic World,’ ‘Furious 7,’ Broadband Lift Q2 Profit 7.3%

variety.com — Comcast Corp. saw its second-quarter net income rise more than 7% as audiences flocked to movies from its Universal division and more customers picked up high-speed Internet service from its cable unit. The Philadelphia owner of NBCUniversal said revenue rose 11.3% to $18.7 billion in the second quarter, compared with $16.8 billion in the year-earlier period.

Hallmark Channel: Back On AT&T U-verse After Nearly Five Years

variety.com — One of the media industry's most prolonged battles over content rights has come to an end. In an era when revenue from video distributors has become more important to TV networks, blackouts often result. The TV outlets want more money for their programming, while the cable, satellite and telecommunications companies that transmit the programming to consumers need to keep down costs.
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RT @NiemanLab: Al Roker is betting big on Meerkat— “It’s sort of like radio in the 1920’s. Why not?" variety.com/2015/tv/news/a…

Jul 27, 2015

@wsjCMO this is like the 8th time this week you've asked this w in my feed. Figure it out for yourself, willya?!?

Jul 27, 2015

RT @steveisaacs: If you told me that April and my #Bedkast on #Meerkat would be mentioned in @Variety I'd have said you were nuts variety.com/2015/tv/news/a…

Jul 27, 2015

@emilynussbaum The VCR seems to play a mildly prominent role in the show's proceedings

Jul 27, 2015

RT @brianstelter: .@AlRoker's producing 3 shows on @AppMeerkat. "It's sort of like radio in the 1920’s. Why not take a shot at it?" variety.com/2015/tv/news/a…



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