Fullscreen’s SVOD offering, a millennial-oriented channel packed with social media stars, just never quite caught on. In an email, Fullscreen CEO George Strompolos told staffers that the service – simply called Fullscreen – will be shuttered in January. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the service – which launched in April of 2016 – will stream its last show on Friday; all other shows will be set aside or sold. In his email, Strompolos wrote that the company will now pour more resources into brand-building, its creator network, and its Rooster Teeth division. All told, about 25 employees who worked on the Fullscreen SVOD service will be let go. Fullscreen is owned by Otter Media, a joint venture between AT&T and the Chernin Group.
The Big 4 broadcast nets landed 4 of the top 5 spots in a survey asking connected consumers which network families they’d prefer in a 5-group skinny TV plan. NBCUniversal topped the list (48%), followed by Fox (41%), Disney/ABC (41%) and CBS (38%). “The value of their content is immense; top of mind for many […]
ABC soap General Hospital led the field with 26 nominations for the 45th Daytime Emmy nominations, followed by 25 each for NBC’s Days of Our Lives and CBS’s Young and Restless. Among networks, CBS and syndicated programming each scored 66 nods; Netflix nabbed 51.
IndyCar landed a new ride for 2019 and beyond, landing a deal with NBC Sports Group that will keep all races, qualifying, practices, and Indy Lights races on NBCU platforms beginning in 2019. The Indianapolis 500 and seven additional Verizon IndyCar Series races will now be broadcast annually on NBC, ending a long run on […]
The NFL’s draft board just got a lot bigger, with the league unveiling a new broadcast arrangement that will see NFL Network and FOX will team up to simulcast live coverage of Rounds 1-3 of the 2018 NFL Draft. Additionally, the league has expanded its partnership with ESPN/ABC whereby ESPN2 will supplement ESPN’s coverage of […]
Blizzard’s annual Heroes of the Dorm tournament booked its plans for this year’s National Championship, as 64 teams contend for the title. This year will see the Heroic Four shift its home to Blizzard Arena in Burbank on May 12, with casters Paul “InVerum” Todkill, Bron “TheSource” Mitchell, Albert “Halorin” Hailey III and Derek “DunkTrain” […]