The writing’s been on the wall for a while now. Ajit Pai’s FCC unveiled a plan to undo the agency’s existing net neutrality rules, which passed two years ago. The 2015 vote took place when Democrats controlled three of the agency’s five seats. Now those numbers are reversed, and the repeal is expected pass by the same 3-2 margin. The policy change would mark a major victory for broadband companies, which have fiercely contested the rules since they were implemented. As its stands now, companies like AT&T and Verizon must treat all internet content equally – even content that comes from small companies. Pai, the Commission’s Donald Trump-appointed Chairman, says that current policy will be replaced with new rules that “simply require internet service providers to be transparent about their practices.” The agency plans to release a new draft of its order a few weeks ahead of its vote, which is slated to take place on December 14.
Netflix renewed Chuck Lorre comedy The Kominsky Method, starring Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin, for an eight-episode second season. The move comes after the show scored a best comedy series win and Douglas snagged a lead actor in a comedy series trophy at the Golden Globes. The show resumes production later this month in Los […]
Former CBS CEO Les Moonves isn’t going away without a fight, despite having left the company under a cloud of sexual misconduct allegations. In December, the CBS board cited findings of its internal investigation as justification for Moonves not being eligible for the $120 million exit package in his contract. In a regulatory filing on […]
The NBA announced that the 2019 NBA All-Star Draft will be carried by TNT on Feb. 7 at 7p while the rosters for the NBA All-Star Game will be revealed during a special NBA All-Star Draft Show, which will be followed by an extended version of the TNT NBA Tip-Off presented by Autotrader pregame show. […]
ESPN is tapping the talents of Max Kellerman to host a new, 30-minute boxing series that will run on ESPN2 and the ESPN App that will run on Fridays at 5p and feature Kellerman’s analysis, interviews with top fighters and guest appearances by leaders in the sport. The show will debut Feb. 8, ahead of […]
Imagine Kids & Family, the recently formed division under Imagine Entertainment and Meredith Corporation’s in-house television production company, Four M Studios, have partnered to develop premium children’s television programming from the archives of LIFE magazine. LIFE for Kids, executive-produced by Imagine Entertainment Chairmen Brian Grazer and Ron Howard, Imagine Kids & Family President Stephanie Sperber […]