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.
Personal finance advisor Suze Orman is leaving CNBC after 14 years to develop a syndicated talk show. Suze Orman’s Money Wars, from Warner Bros. Telepictures, will focus on families and friends whose financial disputes are disrupting their lives. The final new episode of The Suze Orman Show is set for March 28. “I want to [...]
Telemundo’s El Senor de los Cielos was the first to win an Emmy in new category Non-English Language U.S. Primetime Program at the International Emmy Awards, held Monday night. Other winners include The Exhibition (Arts Programming), Stephen Dillane (Best Performance by an Actor), Bianca Krijgsman (Best Performance by an Actress), What If? 2 (Comedy), Frihet [...]
Endemol Beyond USA will launch the original series The #Muthaship, starring Emmy winner Drea de Matteo (Sons of Anarchy), on Dec. 1. In the series, which premieres on Endemol’s BEYONDreality channel on YouTube, viewers will be introduced to the entertaining characters of de Matteo’s unconventional family. Original episodes will post every Monday on the channel.
Recently cancelled ABC series Selfie was picked up by Hulu for its remaining six episodes. The streaming service will not create any more eps (the series is still cancelled), but the last unaired eps will debut every week. Selfie starred Karen Gillian and John Cho, and averaged 4.7 million viewers, 1.5 rating among adults 18-49.
The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association will see NBC Sports Group and Universal Sports Network offer record coverage of the 2014-15 U.S. ski and snowboarding season, anchored by the 2015 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships at Vail/Beaver Creek. The partnership will see 69 of hours of coverage this season across NBC, NBCSN, and Universal Sports, [...]