Daily Pop Culture Program From Endemol Shine North America & NY Post takes Center Stage In 20th Television Upfronts
April 5, 2017 - Twentieth Television announced today that “Page Six TV,” the new daily TV show from the New York Post and Endemol Shine North America, is set for a September 2017 premiere. The program, delivering in-the-know gossip and news from entertainment, culture, the media, finance, real estate and politics, is now sold in 185 markets -- passing the key 90% clearance threshold across the county.
Last night, at an event held in New York City, Twentieth Television introduced the advertising community to the host and insider panelists of “Page Six TV” – including John Fugelsang (Sirius XM Radio/VH1), Bevy Smith (Bravo’s “Fashion Queens”), Variety entertainment reporter Elizabeth Wagmeister, and New York Post Page Six reporter Carlos Greer.
In regards to the announcement, Michael Teicher, EVP of Media Sales, of Twentieth Television stated, “As we transition to the upfront season, the Twentieth Television media sales team is meeting with hundreds of agency and marketing partners – who are already expressing their enthusiasm for ‘Page Six TV,’ a powerful brand with wide reach across multiple platforms. As a core focus of our upfront presentations we not only share the merits of our young, plugged-in, pop culture focused viewer, but offer the ad community brand integration and custom content opportunities.”
The program, cleared in 15 of the top 15 markets, is set to premiere across Tribune, CBS, Sinclair, Hearst, Scripps, Meredith, Nexstar, Raycom, Tegna and CW 100+ stations.
These join the previously announced launch on the Fox Television Stations (FTS) in 16 markets, including New York and Los Angeles. After a successful three-week preview last summer, “Page Six TV” became the first new syndicated program to garner an official launch for Fall 2017.
“Page Six TV” is a daily television show modeled after “Page Six,” the iconic New York Post gossip column and web site. True to the “Page Six” signature style, the show’s contributors and insiders deliver in-the-know gossip and news from entertainment, culture, the media, finance, real estate and politics. The half-hour show to cover today’s biggest personalities including high-flying real estate moguls, the hottest sports stars, larger-than-life politicians as well as break celebrity gossip and entertainment news.
Added Endemol Shine North America CEO Cris Abrego, “Twentieth Television has pulled together an incredibly strong lineup for our fall launch and the team here at Endemol Shine, as well as our colleagues at the NY Post and our talented group of journalists and on-air personalities, are eager to start producing ‘Page Six TV’ for a national audience.”
“Page Six TV” leverages the dynamic social media presence of Page Six and the New York Post to drive audience engagement. Viewers will have the opportunity to weigh in on topics with their own opinions across social media prior to the daily broadcast.
“The rapid growth and demand of ‘Page Six TV’ in markets across the country is indicative of the power of the New York Post’s celebrated brand,” said Jesse Angelo, publisher of the New York Post and Executive Producer of ‘Page Six TV.’ “The show will deliver a real insider take on the latest gossip and breaking news and expand Page Six's in-the-know audience to a new medium.”
“Page Six TV’s” successful summer preview was hosted by John Fugelsang (Sirius XM Radio/VH1) and the show’s contributing experts and insiders included Bevy Smith (Bravo’s “Fashion Queens”), Variety entertainment reporter Elizabeth Wagmeister, New York Post Page Six reporter Carlos Greer and Mario Cantone (“The View,” “Sex and the City”). Page Six Editor Emily Smith and Deputy Editor Ian Mohr provided updates and insight, as well as exclusive first-looks into the latest breaking stories from the newsroom.
Endemol Shine North America’s Rob Smith and Michael Weinberg, alongside New York Post CEO and Publisher Jesse Angelo, will serve as executive producers.
ABOUT NEW YORK POST
Founded by Alexander Hamilton in 1801, the New York Post is the oldest continuously-published daily newspaper in the United States and one of the nation's premier digital destinations for news and information. The New York Post's fabled Page Six gossip column is a world leader in breaking celebrity news and has evolved into its own iconic and powerful brand. The Post Digital Network is comprised of the flagship NYPost.com, PageSix.com, and Decider.com, covering streaming television and movies. The New York Post and the New York Post Digital Network are owned by News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).
ABOUT ENDEMOL SHINE NORTH AMERICA
Endemol Shine North America delivers world-class content and compelling storytelling to multiple platforms in the U.S. and across the globe. Endemol Shine North America is part of Endemol Shine Group, the global content creator, producer and distributor with a diverse portfolio of companies that are behind some of the most prominent hit television formats and series in the world.
Its Endemol Shine Studios division develops and produces original scripted television programming in the U.S. for global exploitation and Endemol Shine Latino oversees all Spanish-language format sales and development in both the U.S. and Mexico, as well as all of Latin America. Subsidiary production companies include Authentic Entertainment, Truly Original and 51 Minds Entertainment. In addition, Endemol Shine North America has a strategic partnership with Ryan Seacrest Productions.
Endemol Shine Group’s companies in North America are behind such hit series as Big Brother (CBS), The Biggest Loser (NBC), Ink Master (Spike), Kingdom (AT&T Audience Network), MasterChef (FOX), MasterChef Junior (FOX), The Almost Impossible Game Show (MTV), Swamp People (History), The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo), Steve Harvey (NBCU), T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle (VH1), Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge (CMT), Billion Dollar Buyer (CNBC), Hunted (CBS) and upcoming Ambulance (CBS), Page Six TV (Syndicated), Trading Spaces (TLC), Superhuman (FOX), and I’m Dying Up Here (Showtime).
ABOUT TWENTIETH TELEVISION
A leader in the U.S. program distribution arena, Twentieth Television provides a wide array of first-run, network and off-network programming, as well as feature film packages, to the syndication and cable marketplaces. Off-net shows distributed by Twentieth Television include “Modern Family,” “Empire,” “Family Guy,” “Glee,” “Last Man Standing,” “COPS Reloaded,” “Bones,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “American Dad,” “Bob’s Burgers,” and “The Simpsons”. First-run programs distributed by Twentieth Television include television’s longest running court show, “Divorce Court”, the entertainment magazine program, “Dish Nation” and the Fall 2017 launch of “Top 30” and “Page Six TV”.
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