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TCA Summer Press Tour

MCN's coverage of the Television Critics Association summer press tour, held at the Beverly Hilton from July 8 .July 23, can be found here.

Starz Drives Sampling Before 'Outlander's Linear Bow

Outlander fans can get out in front of the new series on Starz.


Continuing its varied gambits to generate buzz, sampling and ultiimately viewing, the premium channel will give fans of the show, which is being adapted from Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling books and executive-produced by Ronald Moore (Battlestar Galactica), a chance to watch the show’s first episode on various platforms, a week before it makes its linear debut.


NewBay Examines Social Media, Online with Political Ad Spending Webinar

Social media played an integral role age in shaping the 2012 presidential election and will become even more pivotal, in concert with online advertising, in helping to determine the outcome of the 2014 midterm races.


Amazon Prime To Stream HBO Shows

In a major licensing deal, HBO will offer its biggest original series including The Sopranos and Big Love to Amazon Prime customers as part of an exclusive agreement reached between the two parties Wednesday.


AllSeen Alliance Accelerates 'Internet of Everything'

Two dozen connectivity and home networking heavyweights – including Cisco and Qualcomm – plus consumer electronics firm such as LG, Panasonic and Sharp have joined the new AllSeen Alliance, which will seek to coordinate features on the “Internet of Everything.”  

Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport

With its landmark Disney carriage deal, an agreement that provides the building blocks for Dish Network to launch its own “virtual over-the-top” online video service, the satellite giant could effectively have driven a stake through the kangaroo heart of its controversial ad-skipping service, the AutoHop.

Discovery, Mediacom, Comcast Cable 'Say Yes To The Prom'

Spring is almost upon us, which means prom season is not too far behind. Discovery Communications is already preparing for the big night with a national expansion of its "Say Yes To the Prom" initiative promoting positive self-esteem in high school girls.

AMC Garners 26 Emmy Award Nominations




Los Angeles --  The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced on July 10 the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy® Award nominations, recognizing AMC with 26 nominations, making it the only cable network to ever garner two series nominations in the best drama category for three consecutive years. In addition AMC is the only cable network (tied with HBO) to garner double nominations in the drama series category five times.