Cox, Meredith Create Buying Cooperative

The initiative by the two station groups is designed to give the partners extra negotiating leverage with syndicators, as well as a chance to bid on their best shows by delivering 18% of U.S. TV households. It will also give both parties economies of scale when buying tech gear. “It gives us the benefits of an M&A without actually having to do an M&A,” says Meredith’s Paul Karpowicz.

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Broadcasting Just One Of Many NATPE Facets

While broadcasting is lower-profile than in years past, the annual show is still a place where broadcasters and syndicators can meet face-to-face and smaller companies aspiring to get into the programming game come to strut their stuff.

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Pastor Jakes Welcomes The TV Challenge

Launching a syndicated show is never easy, and it’s made even more difficult when there’s no established syndicator attached. That doesn’t seem to faze T.D. Jakes. “Everything I ever did started at ground level zero,” he says. “It is the fight that attracts me. If everything were nice and neat and all put together, I’m not sure I would be as energetic.”

‘Harry’ Clearances Top 90% Of U.S.

The new talker from NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution will be produced in New York City and feature a live band when it debuts in syndication on Sept. 12.

Disney/ABC Cancels Syndicated ‘FABLife’

FABLife will not be returning for a second season. Original episodes will continue to be produced and aired for the remainder of the season. “We’re extremely proud of everyone involved with the show and would like to thank them for all of their contributions and tireless efforts,” said Janice Marinelli, president, Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution. “We are especially appreciative of our talented and dynamic co-hosts Chrissy Teigen, Joe Zee, Leah Ashley and Lauren Makk, and we would also like to extend a huge thanks to our station partners for all of their support.”

‘Right This Minute’ Gets Fourth Season

Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution takes over distribution from MGM and clears the viral videos show on the ABC Owned Television Stations Group. The combination of ABC O&Os and Right This Minute partner stations creates a clearance footprint of 60% of the U.S. and Includes 18 of the top 20 markets for 2016-17.

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Debating The Pros And Cons Of Peak TV

How much TV is too much TV? A group of senior network and studio execs parsed that question and the impact of the scripted series boom Tuesday morning at the opening session of the NATPE conference.

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Turbulent Times For Station Group Execs

NATPE’s only broadcast TV panel featured (l-r after moderator Paige Albiniak of B&C): Jack Abernethy of  Fox Television Stations on the state of network-affiliate relations, Nexstar’s Perry Sook on why station groups shouldn’t be in national syndication; and Tribune’s Larry Wert on the on-going feud between CW and Tribune in which the network is demanding higher reverse comp fees from Tribune.

‘Wendy Williams’ Renewed Through 2019-20

Fox Television Stations join, Media General and Cox in re-upping the syndicated talker, pushing clearances to more than 50% of the U.S. entering NATPE.

‘Sheriffs El Dorado County’ Series Set For Fall

Sheriffs El Dorado County, a 30-minute original reality series produced by Foothill 7 Television in Sacramento, Calif., is being offered for syndication and cable distribution for this fall. The show, which originates from Sacramento’s El Dorado County, puts viewers “on the job” with the deputies of the El Dorado County Sheriffs Office. Each episode focuses […]

‘Celebrity Name Game’ A Go For Season 3

The syndicated game show from FremantleMedia North America and Debmar-Mercury will return for a third season following renewals by the Tribune and Sinclair station groups.

Renewals For ‘Kelly & Michael,’ ‘Millionaire’

Live is good through 2019-20 on the ABC Owned Television Stations Group, while Who Wants To Be A Millionaire is extended through 2016-17 on the majority of ABC Owned Stations.

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Small Syndicator With Large Ambitions

Now in its sixth season, Graham Bensinger’s weekly interview show In Depth with sports heroes of yesterday and today has grown to 26 half-hours per season offered to stations on a straight barter split. It now has 87% U.S. coverage.

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Digital Tops Syndication On NATPE Schedule

This year’s conference in Miami continues NATPE’s transition from just a programming market for stations and studios to a schedule of sessions dealing with content development for a variety of non-broadcast TV platforms. But broadcasters are still flocking to Miami to learn what’s new and talk face-to-face with content creators.

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NATPE Taps Netflix’s Sarandos As Moderator

The Netflix content exec will host a conversation with television legends Norman Lear and Quincy Jones on Jan. 20 during this year’s annual conference and marketplace. 

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Drink Up And Win A Free Trip To NATPE

NATPE says it’s on a mission to make a dream come true this month in just three steps: Be creative and craft the recipe for the official signature cocktail of the upcoming 2016 NATPE Miami market and conference. Be fearless and pitch your cocktail recipes via video today. Be ready for a chance to win a VIP 2016 NATPE Miami experience […]

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NATPE Grows, Expands Conference Venues

“We are pacing well ahead of previous years both domestically and internationally in terms of buyers exhibitors and general attendance,” said Rod Perth, NATPE president-CEO, in a telephone news conference. He also reveals the finalists of the Second Annual Breakthrough Awards to be presented at the Jan. 19-21 show in Miami.

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NATPE Doubles Reality Focus At 2016 Show

Top names and channels in the genre will be on hand in Miami as the association unveils a new Reality Buyers Hall, a larger slate of must-attend sessions and the second annual Reality Breakthrough Awards.

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Harvey, Herzog, Lear Among Tartikoff Winners

“Steve Harvey, Doug Herzog, Quincy Jones, Sophie Turner Laing and Norman Lear are fearlessly creative innovators and we can’t think of a more fitting group to honor for this year’s Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award,” says NATPE President-CEO Rod Perth.