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    Test Your Syndicated Programming Knowledge 

    Since we all know what comes after Christmas and New Year’s Day – the annual National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) conference – let’s prepare ourselves with this brief quiz on current, and past, first-run syndicated series entries. I included stripped talk, court, game and magazine, and weekly scripted sitcoms and action/adventure hours. And […]

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    The Syndication Scorecard

    With upfront season upon us, the focus this week is on first-run syndication and the categories of talk, court, game and magazine. Unlike the broadcast networks and cable, which battle for eyeballs against the rise of mobile devices and streaming services (like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu), the inherent advantage in syndication is the stability. Advertisers […]

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    CBS Television Distribution has swung the proverbial axe on “Entertainment Tonight” spin-off “The Insider” after 13 seasons. Launched in 2004 with “Access Hollywood’s” Pat O’Brien as host and the premise of providing the inside story behind entertainment news, “The Insider” underwent several format changes, including a partnership with Yahoo and brief title change to “omg! […]

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