Mark your calendars: TV networks and digital publishers are gearing up to 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 continuously updated calendar (below). You can sort by media company or date.
Cable networks Hallmark Channel and A&E Networks will host their glitzy presentations in March, but as has been the case over the last few years, the number of formal presentations by TV networks is expected to be drastically reduced from years past, with the greatest concentration of events taking place in May.
For the first time, Fox News will host a formal presentation to agencies and clients on March 13 as it looks to emphasize how the entire country -- not just right-leaning states -- tune in on a daily basis to the channel for its news programming (not just for opinion shows like Sean Hannity's program).
Comcast's FreeWheel is also making its first upfront pitch to advertisers on March 13 as it looks to build more awareness for its media business and position itself as a leader in the advanced TV space.
The IAB's Digital Content NewFronts kick off on April 29. Many of the same suspects will be presenting during the week-long event, including The New York Times, Twitter, Google's YouTube and Hulu. One interesting new addition is Walmart's streaming service, Vudu, which will make its first formal pitch to the marketplace as it gears up to introduce original programming to its service.
|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||TBD|
|Discovery||April 10||Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center|
|The New York Times||April 29, 9 a.m.||TBD|
|BBC News||April 29, 12 p.m.||TBD|
|Viacom (NewFront)||April 29, 3 p.m.||TBD|
|April 29, 6 p.m.||TBD|
|Disney Advertising Sales||April 30, 9 a.m.||TBD|
|Studio 71||April 30, 12 p.m.||TBD|
|Condé Nast||April 30, 3 p.m.||TBD|
|Verizon Media||April 30, 6 p.m.||TBD|
|Hulu||May 1, 9 a.m.||TBD|
|Vudu||May 1, 12 p.m.||TBD|
|Vice||May 1, 3 p.m.||TBD|
|Ellen Digital Network||May 1, 6 p.m.||TBD|
|Meredith||May 2, 9 a.m.||TBD|
|Digitas||May 2, 3 p.m.||TBD|
|Google/YouTube||May 2, 6 p.m.||TBD|
|Univision||May 13 & May 14||TBD|
|Screenvision||May 14||Ziegfeld Ballroom|