Friday, May 10, 2019

TV Upfront 2019 calendar: the latest updates | Advertising Age

The TV upfronts are here. Over the next week the biggest broadcast and cable networks will make their annual pitches to media buyers and marketers in their heated fight to snag ad dollars for next season.

To stay up-to-date on where and when the biggest presentations and parties will take place, bookmark this calendar (below). You can sort by media company or date.

Fox will make its first pitch sans its cable channels FX Networks and National Geographic on Monday, while Walt Disney will host its first presentation since acquiring those assets from 21st Century Fox on Tuesday. The event will include ABC, ESPN, Freeform, FX Networks and National Geographic. And WarnerMedia, formerly Time Warner, is making its first pitch since being acquired by AT&T.

The newest addition to the dog-and-pony shows is AT&T’s Xandr. Xandr’s presentation won’t include any celebrities or showcase any programming, but will be “full of people talking about how data can be applied to TV and how they can extend their budgets into digital formats,” Xandr CEO Brian Lesser says.

And in another first, CBS will take the stage at Carnegie Hall for the first time in 15 years without former CEO Leslie Moonves at the helm, after he was fired last year following allegations of sexual misconduct. Moonves could always be counted on to take jabs at his competitors and tout CBS’ No. 1 position in the marketplace.

Editor's note: This calendar has been repeatedly updated since February and shows past events, including the Digital Newfronts presentations, as well as the upcoming upfronts.

Upfronts/NewFronts Calendar 2019
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Fox News March 13, 8:30 a.m. 1211 Avenue of the Americas
Freewheel March 13, 8:30 a.m. Second Floor NYC
Crown Media March 21, 6 p.m. Rainbow Room
A&E Networks March 27, 5:30 p.m. Jazz at Lincoln Center
Discovery April 10, 4 p.m. Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center
The New York Times April 29, 9 a.m. The Times Center
BBC News April 29, 12 p.m. The Dream Downtown
Viacom (NewFront) April 29, 3 p.m. PlayStation Theater
Twitter April 29, 6 p.m. Terminal 5
Studio 71 April 30, 12 p.m. AXA Equitable Theater
Condé Nast April 30, 3 p.m. 10 Hudson Yards
Verizon Media April 30, 6 p.m. 300 Vesey Street
Hulu May 1, 9 a.m. The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
Vudu May 1, 12 p.m. The Altman Building
Vice May 1, 3 p.m. Jing Fong
Ellen Digital Network May 1, 6 p.m. 5 E 17th Street
Tubi May 1, 7:00 p.m. Location 05
Meredith Corporation May 2, 9 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. Henry Luce Auditorium at Meredith
Target May 2, 11:30 a.m. Metropolitan West
Digitas May 2, 2 p.m. Highline Stages
Google/YouTube May 2, 6 p.m. Radio City Music Hall
NBC Universal May 13, 10:30 a.m. Radio City Music Hall
Fox May 13, 4 p.m. The Beacon Theater
Discovery en Espanol and Discovery Familia May 13, 5 p.m. Tavern on the Green
Telemundo May 13, 6:30 p.m. Hammerstein Ballroom
Univision May 13 & May 14 TBD
Screenvision May 14, 6 p.m. Ziegfeld Ballroom
Walt Disney May 14, 3 p.m. TBD
Xandr May 14, 8 a.m. Bryant Park Grill
WarnerMedia May 15, 10 a.m. Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
CBS May 15, 4 p.m. Carnegie Hall
The CW May 16, 11 a.m. New York City Center

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