Upfront 2015: Insights, Updates & Schedules

Upfront News and Views: GSN Increases Its Original Game Face – Simon Applebaum
By Simon Applebaum


Venue: Sony's Madison Ave. building between E. 55-56th Streets. In a change of pace, GSN moved its annual March press debrief from a stately mix of hallway (for breakfast buffet) and multi-level conference place to half-owner Sony's seventh-floor lounge and screening room. Plenty of show posters and mod artwork all... more

Upfront News and Views: A New Direction for Spike, Now Targeting Women and Families, Too -- Simon Applebaum
By Simon Applebaum


Venue: Cipriani 42nd St., the stately dining/event hall across from Grand Central Station. Nothing outside the building suggested a Spike showcase would happen here, the opposite of ... more

Nickelodeon Kicks Off Upfront Season; Is SpongeBob SquarePants Headed for Broadway? -- Simon Applebaum
By Simon Applebaum

We're back on the Upfront patrol, and from now until mid-May, we'll review what transpires. As always, we break things down into five categories -- venue, presentation, news, host performance and overall --rating each on a scale of 0-5 Jacks. Five Jacks are the best. As for zero Jacks … don't go... more

2015 Network TV Upfront and Digital NewFronts Event Calendar
By MediaBizBloggers

Television Network Upfront and Digital NewFronts Schedule

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By MediaBizBloggers

The 2016/17 Upfront Presentation week has been scheduled for Monday, May 16 to Thursday May 19, a week later than the traditional timing. Next year’s Upfront presentation Week will remain May 11 to May 14. Planners scheduling and booking their events should note the new dates for 2016/17 Upfront Week. Broadcast networks set the... more

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