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.
Maya Rudolph will co-star in a music-centric episode of IFC’s Documentary Now! season 2. In the episode “Test Pattern,” Rudolph joins series regulars Fred Armisen and Bill Hader as they perform one of the greatest concerts that never really happened. The ep is inspired by groundbreaking 1984 Talking Heads concert documentary, Stop Making Sense. Airdate […]
The US Marine Corps will confirm the identity of the previously unknown flag raiser on Iwo Jima New in new one-hour Smithsonian Channel special The Unknown Flag Raiser of Iwo Jima. The special, which airs Sunday, July 3 at 9p, will feature never-seen forensic evidence provided by Smithsonian Channel and production company Lucky 8 TV […]
Social-media star Cameron Dallas is making the move from Vine to Netflix. The streaming titan has enlisted Dallas for an unscripted series that will shadow him and his entourage as he takes on Hollywood. Neither a release date nor title has been set. But if Dallas’ 9.4 million Vine followers and roughly 35 million social […]
AOL has acquired NYC-based Nito Inc., an animation and social media technology company powered by markerless face tracking technology that’s applied to 3D animation. The goal? To integrate facial tracking with 2D and 3D content into AOL’s core Kanvas apps. The company will launch a utility app called Switch, which will enable users to alter […]
UFC is pairing up with Snapchat through to showcase a slate of events via its ‘Live’ product. Fight fans at UFC event will receive access to unique experiences via photo and video Snaps to one collective, curated Snapchat Live Story. These Live Stories will then be available for Snapchatters globally to view for 24 hours […]