ABC News is the first major news broadcaster to launch on the Apple TV, which will include free live hourly updates with no pay-TV subscription required. Live content will come from some of the network’s big players like Good Morning America, Nightline, 20/20 along with streams of breaking news, the daily White House press briefing and nine local news affiliates. Variety reports ABC News is skipping the authenticated step in order to reach a larger audience. “The idea of this is to put users in control of their news,” said Joe Ruffolo, SVP of ABC News Digital. Apple TV also updated to include apps from AOL On, PBS Kids, Flickr and Willow TV.
A carriage dispute left Dish’s 14 million subscribers without Turner channels late Monday. “Despite our best efforts, we were unable to reach an agreement with Dish Network, and they have unilaterally decided to pull CNN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, truTV, TCM, HLN, CNN en Espanol and Boomerang off the air uponthe expiration of our current [...]
POP landed its first original scripted project: Schitt’s Creek. The comedy, created by and starring Eugene Levy (American Pie) and his son Daniel, centers on a formerly filthy rich video store magnate, his soap star wife (Home Alone’s Catherine O’Hara) and their kids. “This show answers the question – what would the Kardashians do if [...]
Nielsen and Adobe Systems are partnering to build a cross-platform system to measure viewership of digital videos across all Internet-connected platforms. Nielsen Digital Content Ratings will integrate Nielsen’s digital audience measurement products with Adobe Analytics and the Adobe Primetime platform for “currency grade content metrics,” said the companies. Among those participating in the digital ratings [...]
Yahoo may be purchasing BrightRoll. If the deal is completed, it could be worth $500 million to $1 billion, according to TechCrunch. The tech giant’s Q3 revenue increased one percent from the same period a year ago – up $1.09 billion or 52 cents per share – breaking analyst predictions of $1.04 billion on 30 [...]
Peyton Manning’s record-breaker pushed NBC Sports to a season high, according to Nielsen. The Broncos victory ranked as NBC’s most-watched Sunday Night Football game of the season, with an average of 23.8 million viewers. Through eight NFL telecasts, NBC is averaging 22.1 million viewers. Top markets include Denver with a 47.1/68, followed by Sacramento, San [...]
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