Alex Weprin is online multimedia editor for Broadcasting & Cable. His work has been featured in Cynthia Turner's Cynopsis: Weekender, Broadcasting & Cable Magazine, and not surprisingly, Broadcastingcable.com. He graduated from Clark University in Worcester Massachusetts.
GTL For All! MTV’s ‘Jersey Shore’ A Hit in Latin AmericaHow do you say Snooki en espanol? MTV Latin America must surely be working on it after the ratings came in from the premiere of Jersey Shore in Colombia, Argentina and Mexico. The result? Numbers worthy of a fist pumping celebration, especially among young viewers. In Mexico, it was the number one show on pay television among 18-24 year olds, with 54% of viewers between the... More
Cartoon Network Rocks Out at UpfrontMedia buyers and journalists can be a prickly bunch, especially in the early morning. So at its upfront presentation, Turner’s Cartoon Network knew coffee alone wouldn’t cut it. ( Click here for complete upfront coverage. ) Rocker Andrew W.K., who hosts Destroy, Build, Destroy on the channel, interrupted breakfast by pulling out a megaphone and encouraging the gathered... More
TeamCoCo.com Prepares To Enter Phase TwoConan O’Brien’s official tour website is preparing to relaunch with new features Monday, according to former Late Night and Tonight Show blogger Aaron Bleyaert. Writing on his personal blog , Bleyaert says that TeamCoco.com will soon be the home to an official tour blog, as well as behind the scenes videos and other features. “Starting on Monday, we will be... More
MLBAM: More In-Market Baseball Streaming Coming In 2010Looking to stream your hometown baseball team’s games online in-market this season? You might be in luck. In my cover story this week ( Sports Streaming’s Big Play ), and in B&C editor Ben Grossman’s Left Coast Bias column ( Go Ahead, Kill Your Business ) the topic of streaming sports online gets a thorough examination. As we both mention, Major League Baseball... More
“Biebermania” At Nick UpfrontNickelodeon’s upfront presentation Thursday, March 11 , featured network research, and a strong sales pitch from network president Cyma Zarghami, but for many in the crowd, it was all about the Bieber. Justin Bieber, that is. The 16 year-old Canadian pop singer (who has appeared on Nick’s True Jackson, VP ) was the grand finale at the presentation, and he had many... More
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