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.
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A bad joke about Beyonce and Jay Z’s 2-year-old daughter has landed a BET producer in hot water. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the exec was suspended after a remark about Blue Ivy’s hair aired during the network’s music video countdown show, 106 & Park. Guest host Karrueche Tran made a comment about the child’s [...]
Famed comedienne Joan Rivers was rushed to New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital, after she stopped breathing during throat surgery on Thursday. According to reports, the 81-year-old host of Fashion Police was undergoing surgery on her vocal chords at a clinic on the Upper East Side. E! later announced that River’s condition had been upgraded from [...]
Netflix has broken a few barriers when it comes to original content and is doing so again. The company is expanding into France next month as part of its efforts to expand its business in continental Europe and so is creating an original series, Marseille, in French. It is described, CNET reports, as “an eight-episode [...]
With only days to spare before the official season gets underway, Dish Network settled its dispute with Fox Sports 1 over a few college football games that nearly didn’t get broadcast over its network. Break out the hot dogs, sports fans.
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