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.
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What happens when you plop a staunch Republican senator on a deserted island with a progressive Democrat? That’s the scenario in Discovery’s Rival Survival, and it’s challenge Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-NM) were eager to take on. “Both of us know just how frustrated people are with Washington right now,” said [...]
Barbra Streisand will make her first late night TV guest appearance since 1963, as Jimmy Fallon’s sole guest “for a night of talk, comedy and performances” on NBC’s Tonight Show on Monday, September 15. Streisand’s new album, Partners, gets released the next day.
With Sony’s announcement of a deal with Viacom and its expected web TV service, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam shared more details of his company’s similar plan. McAdam hinted at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference that the streaming service would be available mid-2015, and will offer users “the Big Four for sure,” as well as digital [...]
YouTube is expected to hit $1.13 billion in video advertising revenue this year, a 39 percent increase from the year prior, according eMarketer. However, YT may not improve its market share in the U.S. in the next three years, since most of its videos are too short and user-generated to monetize. Jefferies & Co. recently [...]
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