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.
Game, set, mock tennis match? HBO is teaming with Andy Samberg and Murray Miller (writer and co-executive producer of Girls) on 7 Days in Hell, a mockumentary about pro tennis rivals competing in a seven-day match at Wimbledon. Samberg will play superstar bad boy Aaron Williams, while Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) portrays prodigy Charles [...]
TV Land’s revival of Candid Camera has a new co-host. Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory) has been tapped to work alongside Peter Funt, the son of the show’s creator and host, Allen Funt. The series will premiere on Monday, August 11 with a new episode airing from Monday through Thursday that week. Episodes will [...]
Jerry Seinfeld announced a new series of video vignettes motivated by his Crackle series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, called Single Shots. The show will feature two-minute long vids of past Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee guests discussing one topic that includes both never-before-seen footage and previously aired content. The first “shot” premiered yesterday with [...]
Amazon’s earnings call revealed the tech giant took a hit during its second quarter, with a wider-than-expected $126 million loss, despite its $19.34 billion in revenue. The company still expects to lose up to $810 million in the next quarter, in part because of its recent spending spree for the new Amazon Fire smartphone (on [...]
The SEC Network overcame another hurdle, with ESPN locking in a carriage agreement for the upcoming channel with Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. The chnannel will be available to fans and followers of the Southeastern Conference in all Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks markets ahead of the first SEC 2014-15 college [...]
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