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.
The Game of Thrones cast renegotiated their contracts to include an option for season seven. According to the Hollywood Reporter, actors on the HBO hit scored big pay raises for upcoming seasons five and six in exchange for tacking another year onto their deals. And with its fourth season finale delivering 7.1 million viewers, a [...]
The View is making a move from ABC’s LA-based daytime entertainment division to ABC News, announced ABC News president James Goldston in a memo on Thursday. The shift allows the talker “to fully draw upon the vast resources of ABC News and our team in New York,” said Goldston. It’s the latest in a series [...]
Fandango is partnering with NBCU sister property Access Hollywood to air episodes of its show, Frontrunners. “One of the main reasons I joined Fandango was the potential to work across many divisions of NBCU,” Fandango Chief Correspondent Dave Karger told Cynopsis. “Frontrunners is a very different kind of celebrity interview show and I’m thrilled that [...]
MTV will premiere its first original YouTube channel, MTV Braless, on Nov. 4. The channel will be hosted by YT celeb Laci Green, known for her channel Sex+, which boasts more than 1.1 million subscribers. A new ep will be released every week for 12 weeks.
Game 7 of the World Series was a blowout for FOX Sports on Wednesday, marking the second Game 7 in the Fall Classic since 2002, and reeling in a Series-high 13.7/23 with 23.5 million viewers tuning in, according to Nielsen. That is up 69% in rating and 76% in audience compared to Game 6. The [...]
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