• Upfronts 2018: Network Ownership Peaks, Digital Rights Demands Increase As Volume & License Fees Slide

    4 monthes ago - By Deadline

    A week before ABC made its official new series orders , the network had not screened two high-profile pilots, the light action drama Whiskey Cavalier from producer Bill Lawrence, and comedy Most Likely To from Berlanti Productions. The holdup was due to new expanded digital rights deals ABC had put forward a few weeks before it was to make pickup decisions.
    I hear the new template - which varied slightly from show to show and studio to studio - called for expanded stacking...
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