Headlines for 5/16/13


CW 2013-14 Schedule: ‘Hart Of Dixie’ & ‘Beauty And The Beast’ Move To Monday, ‘Supernatural’ To Tuesday, ‘Carrie Diaries’ To Friday, ‘Reign’ To Follow ‘Vampire Diaries’
Like last fall, the CW is introducing three new series this fall — The Vampire Diaries spinoff The Originals, costume drama Reign and sci-fi drama The Tomorrow People — with three more series — dramas The 100; Star-Crossed; and reality show Famous In 12, from the TMZ team — on tap for midseason. For a second year in a row, the CW will hold its fall launches until October to avoid the blitz of new shows and allow for more uninterrupted originals. [Deadline]

NBC's $800M Ad Haul for 2014 Winter Games Might not Include A-B InBev
NBC Universal is projecting an $800 million-plus advertising haul for the 2014 Winter Olympics, said Seth Winter, exec VP-sales and marketing for NBC Sports Group. But that record projection for winter games coverage might have to count out traditional sponsor Anheuser-Busch InBev, which has indicated it can better connect with consumers through non-traditional means. [Ad Age]

Shakira Leaves 'The Voice,' Xtina Set to Return
Out with the new! After one season, Shakira is reportedly leaving The Voice, and will be replaced by former judge Christina Aguilera. [ET]

Expect To See 1,000 Sports Stations
Just over 25 years ago WFAN in New York was the only Sports Talk radio station in the United States. Today there over 700 carrying the format, five national sports networks and many other regional sports networks. Cumulus has 73 stations carrying sports. Working together Cumulus and CBS now have 280 affiliates taking programming from the CBS Radio Sports Network that launched less than six months ago. Cumulus CEO Lew Dickey says "I wish I had a sports station in every market." He says we're going to see more and more stations going sports. "It would not surprise me to see 1,000 stations programming sports and we're going to see more sports stations moving to the FM. [Radio Ink]

Univision, Telemundo Tout Gains
With the broadcast network season close to ending, many mid- and smaller-sized networks -- on traditional over-the-air TV stations and/or local TV digital sub-channels -- will tout some gains. [MediaPost]


Google has launched a subscription-based music streaming service in the U.S. called "All Access." The service costs $9.99 a month and offers new users a 30-day free trial. It made its debut on Wednesday in U.S., with plans to expand to others countries. The move puts Google in direct competition with Pandora and Spotify. c|net reports that it could also compete with Apple, which has been moving in that direction, reaching an iRadio deal with Universal Music last week. [Radio Online]

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