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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CBS Television Distribution is staying in business with Judge Judy Sheindlin, extending her agreement through 2020. The new pact includes a first-look production deal with the Judge Judy host, whose Queen Bee Productions produces Hot Bench. In its 19th season, Judy is averaging 10.3 million viewers; top of the freshman class Bench is averaging 2.3 [...]
Mark Cuban, President of the United States? That’s the role the Shark Tank star/billionaire investor will play in Syfy’s Sharknado 3, with outspoken conservative commentator Ann Coulter onboard as VP. Ian Ziering and Tara Reid return to star in the Asylum production, premiering in July.
Netflix released the premiere dates for its upcoming slate of originals yesterday, including the anticipated third season of Orange is the New Black and the follow-up to Wet Hot American Summer. Also in the pipeline: Original Series: – Between May – Sense8 June 5 – Orange is the New Black June 12 – Wet Hot [...]
AOL will premiere its first long-form series Connected on March 31. An adaptation of an Israeli factual show and sponsored by Sprint, the docu-drama will capture American life through six New Yorkers. Four episodes will roll out every two weeks until May 25, for a total of 20. AOL Originals’ Dermot McCormack, Koda Communications’ Ram [...]
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