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.
A handful of A-listers are on tap to stop by NBC’s new comedy variety show Maya & Marty, headlined by Maya Rudolph and Martin Short, for its premiere May 31 at 10p. Guests Miley Cyrus, Larry David, Jimmy Fallon and Tom Hanks will appear on the premiere episode of the show, exec-produced Lorne Michaels and […]
Star vs. The Forces of Evil will begin its second season Monday, July 11 at 10:30a on Disney XD and the Disney XD app. Eden Sher (ABC’s The Middle) voices show star Star Butterfly; guests for season 2 include Al Yankovic, Mayim Bialik and Melissa Rauch.
It’s safe to say that Google is breathing a sigh of relief right about now – the company won its long-running legal battle with Oracle. In a lawsuit dating back to 2010, Oracle has alleged that Google violated its intellectual property rights when the tech giant began work on the Android operating system. A San […]
Hulu and the U.K.’s ITV have partnered on a straight-to-series order for Harlots, a new drama series. The series, which centers on the sex trade in 1700s London, will stream exclusively on Hulu in the U.S., and air on ITV Encore across the pond. Samantha Morton (The Last Panther) stars in the show, slated to […]
NBC Olympics is lining up distribution of 4K Ultra HD coverage to cable, satellite, telco providers, and other partners ahead of this summer’s Games. Coverage will be offered on a one-day delay and will include 4K UHD footage from the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, swimming, track and field, basketball, the men’s soccer final, and judo, […]