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.
Sounds divine: Bette Midler, along with Charlie Puth, Sammy Hagar and Joan Jett, has signed as mentor for season 11 of NBC’s The Voice. The singing competition returns Monday, September 19, after a special preview episode Sunday, August 21 at 10:30p following the closing ceremony of the Summer Olympics.
HBO is putting a stop to Project Greenlight. “When we picked up a new season in 2014, we imagined a one season revival and decided in early 2016 another season did not make sense for us,” said HBO. The movie-making reality series from Matt Damon and Ben Affleck premiered in 2002 on HBO, moved to […]
Following a Q1 in which it beat expectations, Amazon has now had another smashing quarter. The e-commerce giant beat analysts’ expectations, recording net sales of $30.4 billion and a net income of $857 million. Wall Street had projected $29.55 billion in revenue.
Google parent Alphabet had a solid Q2. Alphabet took in $21.5 billion in revenue, compared to $17.7 billion in Q2 of 2015. The company’s net income amounts to $4.9 billion, up from $3.9 billion last year. In Q1 of this year, Alphabet significantly underperformed Wall Street’s expectations. Looks like that may have been a blip […]
Mindshare North America released new research surrounding the 2016 Summer Olympics. The company leveraged The Pool, a proprietary research tool, to examine media habits, consumer insights, and brand opportunities leading into the global event. Of the 1,034 people surveyed by Mindshare NA’s Insights team, 75% say that they plan to watch the upcoming Olympics with […]