At a major launch event, Apple unveiled the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus smartphones, along with the iPhone X, a new flagship model that will start at $999. And the company announced a new operating system for iPhone and iPad, as well as an updated Apple Watch. The company’s streaming box also took center-stage: As has been widely reported, the new Apple TV will be able to stream 4K Ultra HD video, including live content such as sports. It’ll also support HDR (high-dynamic range), a video format that allows for more vibrant colors and better contrast between the dark and light areas of a scene. Apple also announced that 4K shows and movies will sell at the same price point as those sold in standard HD. (Hollywood reportedly isn’t happy about that.) In fact, Apple says that it will upgrade previous HD purchases to 4K for no cost. The device will cost $179; it’s available for preorder on September 15, and ships one week later.
The Wendy Williams Show is heading to late night. Bounce secured day and date repurpose rights to the talk show from Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury and will begin airing it weeknights at 11p starting Monday, March 5. “The opinionated voice of The Wendy Williams Show has come to symbolize pop culture,” said Jonathan Katz, President and CEO […]
With Sinclair Broadcasting’s acquisition of Tribune Media likely a few weeks from final approval, the Federal Communications Commission’s independent watchdog is investigating dealings between Sinclair and FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, reports the New York Times. The probe, looking at whether Pai and aides improperly pushed for rule changes timed to benefit Sinclair, has been in […]
FOX Sports paved its road for the upcoming Daytona 500, mapping out production details for its coverage of Sunday’s race, which will run at 2:30p on FOX. This year will see the addition of aerial drone coverage as well as a record number of in-car cameras for the event with 14 in the cards. In […]
Ahead of NBA All-Star festivities, Turner Sports announced that NBA on TNT’s live game coverage this season is delivering the net’s most viewed season-to-date viewership since 2013-14 with an average of 1.9 million viewers through 44 telecasts. That is up 20% over last year with double-digit growth across all key demos – People 18-34 (+20%), […]
The CW is adding a 2-hour Sunday primetime block next season. Nine years ago the CW returned Sunday to its affiliates, but now, up 3% year-to-date in total viewers and boasting the youngest median age in broadcast, the net has inked agreements for clearances on 6 nights. “As one of the largest CW affiliate groups, […]