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.
Kirstie won’t make to a sophomore season – TV Land declined to renew the comedy starring Kirstie Alley, Rhea Perlman (Cheers) and Michael Richards (Seinfeld). Creator/showrunner Marco Pennette left the series at the end of its first season.
Odd couple Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett announced on Tuesday’s Today show that they’ll be featured in a concert special to air on PBS Friday, October 24 at 9p. The singers’ jazz album, “Cheek to Cheek,” drops September 23.
Twitter reported $312.2 million Q2 earnings yesterday, 81 percent of which came from mobile ad revenue – a big jump over the $283 million predicted by analysts. The social network also reached 271 million users as of June 30, which is a 6.3 percent increase from last year.
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World Cup star Tim Howard has another gig in the works. NBC Sports Group announced that the goalkeeper for the U.S. Men’s National Team will become a long-term part of the company’s Premier League on-air team via a multi-year agreement. The deal will see Howard work up to 10 Premier League games this season, where [...]
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