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? Then here’s a roundup of 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 A carriage dispute left Dish’s 14 million subscribers without Turner channels. “Despite [...]
CBS set an arrival date for Late Late Show with James Corden: Monday, March 9. Corden succeeds Craig Ferguson as host. Ben Winston, currently an exec producer on UK’s The X Factor, is onboard as exec producer for his long-time friend and collaborator’s new gig; Nina Tassler, chairman, CBS Entertainment, promises “a creatively dynamic and [...]
Courtney Love will recur as a guest star on Fox’s upcoming Empire, slated for a January premiere. The Hole singer will play a rocker on the music drama.
Just when you think he couldn’t top his interview with President Obama, Zach Galifianakis brought on Brad Pitt as his guest in the newest Funny or Die episode of his web talk show, Between Two Ferns. B2F nabbed an Emmy this year, but had not released a new ep since the Obama interview in March. [...]
As SnapChat slowly introduces its first advertisements, the photo-disappearing app is not looking to jump into native advertising, says COO Emily White, according to The Wall Street Journal. “We are different than other traditional social networks,” White said at GroupM’s What’s Next conference. SnapChat will give its users “space” from brands, and only include ads [...]
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