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January 29, 2002 | Bloomberg News
Viacom Inc. has given officials at its CBS television unit responsibility for certain functions of its smaller UPN network, according to an internal memo from CBS-TV Chief Executive Leslie Moonves. The scheduling, sales, affiliate relations, media relations, marketing and promotion, research, finance, operations and engineering, and law and human resources departments at UPN will report to their counterparts at CBS, Moonves wrote in a memo to UPN employees.
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March 11, 2002
CBS took over management of the UPN network in January, and some of the first tangible evidence of that relationship shows up this week. This Friday at 8 p.m., UPN will televise back-to-back episodes of "The Amazing Race 2," repeating installments of the CBS series that will have been broadcast on the parent network tonight and Wednesday.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 11, 2002
CBS took over management of the UPN network in January, and some of the first tangible evidence of that relationship shows up this week. This Friday at 8 p.m., UPN will televise back-to-back episodes of "The Amazing Race 2," repeating installments of the CBS series that will have been broadcast on the parent network tonight and Wednesday.
BUSINESS
January 29, 2002 | Bloomberg News
Viacom Inc. has given officials at its CBS television unit responsibility for certain functions of its smaller UPN network, according to an internal memo from CBS-TV Chief Executive Leslie Moonves. The scheduling, sales, affiliate relations, media relations, marketing and promotion, research, finance, operations and engineering, and law and human resources departments at UPN will report to their counterparts at CBS, Moonves wrote in a memo to UPN employees.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 1997 | BRIAN LOWRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the show's vernacular, the sitcom "Clueless" is getting, like, totally Shawshanked. The UPN network will televise the teen comedy during the coming season, after its first year ran on ABC. And though ABC opted not to renew "Clueless," the network is still playing hardball as to its timetable in releasing the series.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 1995 | DANIEL HOWARD CERONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Executive producer and actor Richard Dean Anderson will give birth to "Legend" tonight, his first weekly TV series since "MacGyver" ended on ABC three years ago. The Old West period piece combines a huge budget, mechanical gadgets and special effects to tell the story of a boozing dime novelist who assumes the identity of his mythical character. There's only one small thing about the ambitious "Legend" and that's the broadcast network on which it airs: UPN.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 21, 2000 | BRIAN LOWRY and GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a business known for preying on weakness, the UPN network has become the latest object for the buzzards to circle--already the butt of one grim joke labeling the 5-year-old enterprise "Dead Network Walking." News Corp.'s surprise deal to acquire the Chris-Craft TV stations--which provide the network's cornerstone, including major affiliates such as KCOP in Los Angeles--has left the future of UPN in doubt, spurring speculation it might be shut down. At present, such assumptions are premature.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 2000 | BRIAN LOWRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The end of the TV season each May has traditionally been a time for production companies to box up failed shows and ship them out to the vast canceled series graveyard. Lately, however, some of those hearses are being replaced by moving vans. Several programs on the bubble in terms of coming back next fall could find homes on other networks, reflecting shifting standards of what justifies survival in today's fragmented television landscape.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 26, 2000 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They're taking the "U" out of UPN. The fledgling network formed in 1995 by Chris-Craft Industries and Viacom-owned Paramount Studios will become the Paramount Network starting Jan. 1, UPN executives announced Tuesday at a gathering of television writers to discuss its upcoming fall schedule. The name change, said UPN President Dean Valentine, is due to Viacom's recent acquisition of Chris-Craft's 50% stake in the network.
BUSINESS
August 25, 2001 | From Reuters
Some of the UPN television network's biggest advertisers will receive a package of "value-added promotions" in exchange for buying traditional air time at a premium for the upcoming season, a source said Friday. The promotions, which could run the range from product placements to show sponsorships, are part of a recent deal between UPN and the media-buying arm of ad agency Omnicom Group Inc., according to a source familiar with the situation.
BUSINESS
August 25, 2001 | From Reuters
Some of the UPN television network's biggest advertisers will receive a package of "value-added promotions" in exchange for buying traditional air time at a premium for the upcoming season, a source said Friday. The promotions, which could run the range from product placements to show sponsorships, are part of a recent deal between UPN and the media-buying arm of ad agency Omnicom Group Inc., according to a source familiar with the situation.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 21, 2000 | BRIAN LOWRY and GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a business known for preying on weakness, the UPN network has become the latest object for the buzzards to circle--already the butt of one grim joke labeling the 5-year-old enterprise "Dead Network Walking." News Corp.'s surprise deal to acquire the Chris-Craft TV stations--which provide the network's cornerstone, including major affiliates such as KCOP in Los Angeles--has left the future of UPN in doubt, spurring speculation it might be shut down. At present, such assumptions are premature.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 26, 2000 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
They're taking the "U" out of UPN. The fledgling network formed in 1995 by Chris-Craft Industries and Viacom-owned Paramount Studios will become the Paramount Network starting Jan. 1, UPN executives announced Tuesday at a gathering of television writers to discuss its upcoming fall schedule. The name change, said UPN President Dean Valentine, is due to Viacom's recent acquisition of Chris-Craft's 50% stake in the network.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 2000 | BRIAN LOWRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The end of the TV season each May has traditionally been a time for production companies to box up failed shows and ship them out to the vast canceled series graveyard. Lately, however, some of those hearses are being replaced by moving vans. Several programs on the bubble in terms of coming back next fall could find homes on other networks, reflecting shifting standards of what justifies survival in today's fragmented television landscape.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 20, 1997 | BRIAN LOWRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the show's vernacular, the sitcom "Clueless" is getting, like, totally Shawshanked. The UPN network will televise the teen comedy during the coming season, after its first year ran on ABC. And though ABC opted not to renew "Clueless," the network is still playing hardball as to its timetable in releasing the series.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 1995 | DANIEL HOWARD CERONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Executive producer and actor Richard Dean Anderson will give birth to "Legend" tonight, his first weekly TV series since "MacGyver" ended on ABC three years ago. The Old West period piece combines a huge budget, mechanical gadgets and special effects to tell the story of a boozing dime novelist who assumes the identity of his mythical character. There's only one small thing about the ambitious "Legend" and that's the broadcast network on which it airs: UPN.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 1996 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
The UPN network expands its prime-time programming to three nights a week tonight when it broadcasts "The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards" from 8-10 p.m. Next Wednesday, an 8 p.m. episode of "Star Trek: Voyager" (future weeks will feature the new series "The Sentinel" in the slot) will be followed at 9 p.m. by the new action drama "Swift Justice." . . . Due to numerous listener calls, radio station KUSC-FM (91.5) has brought back "The Newshour With Jim Lehrer" to its weekday 6:30-7:30 p.m.
BUSINESS
March 17, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
News Corp.'s MyNetworkTV signed an affiliation agreement with Young Broadcasting Inc.'s San Francisco television station KRON, broadening the new TV network's scope for its September debut. KRON, one of the biggest U.S. independent TV stations, will be returning to network television after dropping its NBC affiliation in 2002. Twelve hours of programming will air on MyNetworkTV on Monday through Saturday, News Corp. said. News Corp. will begin broadcasting MyNetworkTV on Sept.
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