On to racing news. ABC carries the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday, beginning with a one-hour pre-race show at 11a. The production will utilize 85 cameras, including three onboard cameras per car in 12 of the 33 cars competing in the race. Four of the 12 will be equipped with dual-path technology, allowing shots from two of the cameras on a car to be used at the same time. This year, the channel will expand the use of five Ultra Hi Motion cameras to enhance views and replays, with the cameras now capable of shots around the entire 2.5-mile track as well as all of pit road. In addition, fans can use a second screen experience through a choice of live streaming video from the onboard cameras on ESPN3 through WatchESPN, on Indycar.com and the Verizon INDYCAR 15 app. Allen Bestwick calls the race with analysts Scott Goodyear and Eddie Cheever. Lindsay Czarniak hosts.
Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine, a media company focused on telling female-driven stories, launched short-form series Meet My Mom on Facebook Watch. Five-episode series features celebs chatting candidly with their mothers. Guests featured with their leading ladies include Witherspoon; Lilly Singh, Adam Rippon, Ashley Graham and Westworld’s Leonardo Nam.
Full Frontal host Samantha Bee is game-ifying the mid-term elections. At the Turner Upfront Wednesday she announced This Is Not a Game: The Game, aimed at revving up awareness and getting 18-24-year-olds to the polls. The game will consist of trivia questions, and meet-ups on social and digital platforms, integrated with Bee’s late-night Turner show. […]
The CW celebrated its expansion to Sunday nights during its New York City Center Upfront yesterday morning. Supergirl will anchor the night at 8p, followed by a rebooted version of Charmed at 9p.
The X-Files’ Gillian Anderson was tapped to star as a sex therapist in Netflix’s Sex Education. Asa Butterfield (Ender’s Game) has also boarded the original series…. Charlotte Hope (Game of Thrones) landed the lead role in Starz’s The Spanish Princess, the third installment following The White Princess and The White Queen.
Telemundo Deportes added another layer to its coverage of the 2018 World Cup Russia, announcing a complete line-up of Telemundo’s daily news and entertainment programming that will run live and on-site from Russia to supplement its coverage during the month-long event. Among the shows to temporarily relocate will be Un Nuevo Dia, Noticias Telemundo, Al […]