ESPN lined up its sixth annual America’s Heroes initiative in honor of Veteran’s Day 2014 with programming set to include live, day-long SportsCenter coverage from The Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio on Tuesday, Nov. 11; ESPN2’s First Take from a military hangar at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey on Monday, Nov. 10; and the Armed Forces Classic from the U.S. Coast Guard’s Air Station Borinquen in Puerto Rico (Friday, Nov. 14). Among those providing daily “Shout Outs” via vignettes to the troops are: Andrew Luck, Tom Brady, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Nick Saban, Kevin Sumlin, Jeff Gordon and Diana Taurasi. USAA and Applebee’s are sponsors of the weeklong “America’s Heroes” on-air activation and these athlete tributes airing on all ESPN platforms.
TV Land has cut ties with two more original series, canceling Lopez after two seasons and late-night comedy Throwing Shade after one. In addition, the Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone-produced comedy, Nobodies, is moving to flagship Viacom scripted brand Paramount Network.
FOX issued a put pilot order for comedy One Hit Wendy. Julianne Hough (Dancing With the Stars) stars as a singer who peaked at 18 and is now trying to guide her talented niece through the music biz.
Mashable was just sold – and it didn’t exactly fetch a hefty price tag. The digital media company was purchased by Ziff Davis, a publisher of gaming, healthcare, and tech content. The news was first reported by the Wall Street Journal. According to the paper, Ziff Davis only paid about $50 million for the company. […]
According to a new report from Recode, Univision is looking to bring in a minority investor to support Fusion Media Group. Along with the Fusion TV network and a production studio, FMG consists of a number of digital media properties, including The Onion and most of the sites formerly owned by Gawker Media. (Univision bought […]
NBC Olympics is lining up 1800 hours of live streaming coverage of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang in February, marking a record for a Winter Olympics. In addition, PyeongChang will be the first Winter Games to offer live streaming of the NBC broadcast network, including primetime and primetime-plus programming as part of its […]