The new agreement covers 31 stations owned, operated or for which Nexstar programs or provides services. The Fox affiliates that Nexstar is acquiring from Tribune will also be covered by new agreements immediately upon closing of the deal.
Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Barry Josephson and Kathy Reichs take a lucrative settlement after scoring an arbitration award that slammed Fox’s “reprehensible” fraud.
“The XFL has a good chance to become a small, viable opportunity for clients based on its WWE ownership backing,” says Adam Schwartz of Horizon Media. “I don’t think the XFL will ever become the NFL, but if the product is strong, it will get viewers to watch and, perhaps, to gamble on the games [and] that will draw more viewer interest.”
The NFL returned to the national spotlight on Thursday night, but it remains to be seen if TV’s biggest draw can continue the ratings renaissance it experienced last season. Television networks rely heavily on the NFL. Games and NFL-related programming accounted for 63% of Fox’s gross ratings points last season, according to MoffettNathanson. ESPN, CBS and NBC all got about a quarter of their aggregate gross ratings points from NFL content.
Gray Television on Tuesday reached an agreement with the Fox Television Network that extends and renews the network affiliations for all of Gray’s Fox affiliated television stations across 21 markets.
“The world has woken to Emmy fever in their own backyards to celebrate Hollywood’s golden night, leaving cities twinkling like stars.” That’s how the voice-over describes the upcoming 71st annual Primetime Emmy Awards, for which Fox just released the first promo. Watch the clip — set to Panic! at the Disco’s Hey Look Ma, I Made It — above.
Fox used last week’s NFL preseason game between the Jaguars and Dolphins as a dress rehearsal for the season finale in nearly six months.
The Simpsons has never shied away from lampooning Disney over the years, but maybe that’s no longer the case. Homer, Marge and co. are of course now part of the Disney family and made their first appearance at the Mouse House’s D23 Expo convention, where the show’s producers were asked plenty of questions about what the relocation as part of the Disney-Fox merger means for the series.