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.
Skip a newsletter last week? “In Case You Missed It” rounds up the top stories in each of our four daily editions, so you can be up on the latest news, Cynopsis-style, in the worlds of linear, digital, sports and kids television. Enjoy! FLAGSHIP Effective January 1, HBO won’t be releasing overnight ratings for its [...]
Can’t wait to see Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer on the Tuesday, January 6 winter premiere of Pretty Little Liars? ABC Family is giving viewers a sneak peek of the episode during its broadcast of The Hunger Games on Monday, December 29 at 8p.
HBO has picked up an untitled comedy pilot starring Sarah Silverman. Written by Secret Diary of a Call Girl creator Lucy Prebble, the project takes as a comedic look at a pathologically honest woman having a modern midlife crisis. Silverman will also serve as executive producer… HBO also just announced that it will no longer [...]
Hulu sealed another deal for exclusive TV show SVOD rights, this time with Twentieth Century Fox Television. In a multi-year agreement, current and future shows from FX and FXX will find a home on the streaming service. Coming exclusively to Hulu Plus next year will be The Strain, Tyrant, Married and You’re the Worst. Other [...]
U.S. Internet advertising revenues hit $12.4 billion for the third quarter of this year, according to a new Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) Revenue Report released yesterday. This marks the highest quarter ever, beating out the previous record revenue of $12.1 billion from Q4 2013. The third quarter milestone also show a year-over-year uptick of 17 [...]
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