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.
NBCUniversal is acquiring DreamWorks Animation in a $3.8 billion transaction expected to close by the end of 2016. The studio will become part of the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (Universal Pictures, Fandango and NBCUniversal Brand Development). “DreamWorks Animation is a great addition to NBCUniversal,” said Steve Burke, CEO of NBCUniversal. “Jeffrey Katzenberg and the DreamWorks […]
Alec Baldwin will host a 10-episode primetime edition of Match Game. The FremantleMedia North America reboot is part of a “Sunday Fun & Games Night” block kicking off on ABC June 26, along with Steve Harvey-hosted Celebrity Family Feud and The $100,000 Pyramid with Michael Strahan. “I am beyond grateful to ABC and FremantleMedia for […]
It’s a good day to be Amazon. The company shattered Wall Street’s Q1 estimates, reporting revenue of $29.1 billion – an increase of 28%. Analysts had projected revenue of $27.9 billion. The company’s net income for Q1 was $513 million – up from a $57 million net loss in Q1 2015. Amazon cited Amazon Studios’ […]
The music video platform Vevo launched a redesigned website, echoing many of the features of its recent redesigns of its iOS and Android apps. The site features larger images, and a more personalized experience guided by a users’ expressed tastes. Meanwhile, Vevo has axed Vevo TV, its ad-supported web TV platform. Vevo TV’s stations have […]
On the first day of the NFL Draft, Raiders owner Mark Davis announced Las Vegas as his pick. Davis addressed the Southern Nevada Tourism Infrastructure Committee on Thursday (accompanied by David Beckham) and pledged to add $500 million toward a $1.4 billion new stadium in Las Vegas and move the team if the rest of […]