Fusion will premiere five new original series on SnapChat this year for the instant-photo sharing app’s Discover media platform. The first series to debut will be a second season of Outpost, a docu-series that mixes adventure travel with investigative journalism and available on SnapChat on April 22. The other four series to launch in 2015 include: fashion history show Weird Threads; Science Fiction/Science Fact; traditional craftsperson spotlight series The Artisans; world capital exploration show Capitals; and song and lyrics series Off the Record. “We understand that millennials consume content without border and SnapChat Discover has been a critical platform in the growth and development of Fusion’s global audience,” network CEO Isaac Lee said. Since SnapChat first revealed Discover in January, Fusion has rolled out News in a Snap and a first-look for the music video Juicy Wiggle.
In the latest Discovery shuffle post-Scripps acquisition, Jane Latman is new GM at Travel Channel, reporting to Henry Schleiff. Latman also will continue to serve as EVP, development and research, for Investigation Discovery and American Heroes Channel, and GM of Destination America.
Using science as the foundation for stunts and practical jokes, SciJinks, the new science prank show hosted by Johnny Galecki, will premiere Wednesday, May 16 at 10p on Science Channel. Galecki, along with science “prankologists” Tamara Robertson and Jason Latimer, test out science on unsuspecting marks, drawing from chemistry, physics, technology, engineering and more.
Amazon Prime Video continues to bolster its sports rights portfolio, locking in a deal with the USTA to snag the exclusive live telecast rights to the US Open Tennis Championships for the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. The five-year agreement, which begins with the 2018 US Open, will bring live and on-demand content to […]
Armed with its new Thursday Night Football package, FOX kicks off its coverage of the regular season with Week 1 as a national weekend on Sept. 9 pitting the Cowboys/Panthers and the Seahawks/Broncos at 4:25p while Thanksgiving will see the Redskins/Cowboys on the channel. This year’s Thursday Night Football package on FOX begins in Week […]
CBS renewed 11 more series for the 2018-19 season, for a total of 17, including the entire Tuesday and Friday night lineups. Coming back are Blue Bloods, Bull, Hawaii Five-0, Madam Secretary, MacGyver, NCIS: Los Angeles, NCIS: New Orleans, Survivor, The Amazing Race, 48 Hours and 60 Minutes.