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Dade Hayes

Commish Dishes On Why to ♥ New York

In April 2014, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio named TV veteran Cynthia Lopez as commissioner of the Office of Media and Entertainent. She replaced Katherine Oliver, whose work in the Michael Bloomberg administration helped stimulate production in the city to its current level, generating $7 billion in annual spending and 100,000-plus jobs. Lopez, a former coexecutive producer of the PBS...

Simulmedia Panelists Examine Changes From 'Social to Mechanical Engineering'

Evidently not content with NewFronts, AllFronts and old-fashioned upfronts, ad data firm Simulmedia held a "PeopleFront" on Tuesday, aiming to assess the sea change in consumer data collection, targeting and ad delivery. ...

The Data Behind Univision's Red-Hot Summer

It's been a pretty bleak summer for the broadcast and major cable networks overall, as this week's B&C cover stories explain here and here. Univision, however, has been a big exception showing that audiences are still tuning in, even if not in expected places. ...

Fox Reality Chief Talks Up Visions of ‘Utopia’

Simon Andreae, exec VP of alternative entertainment for Fox, has been in his job for just less than a year now, having joined the network after Mike Darnell’s colorful 18-year-run ended last fall. And though Andreae has a few ambitious items on his agenda, including addressing the long-term fate of American Idol, by far the biggest is the rollout of Utopia. ...

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