It’s a jungle out there. Cupcake Digital has a global deal with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products to bring Blu and Jewel, the stars of the upcoming Rio 2 film and its 2011 predecessor Rio to mobile devices with new interactive storybooks and activity apps. The Rio storybook app debuts today, with the Rio 2 app slated for April 3, before the film hits theaters. Additional Rio apps are scheduled for release surrounding the DVD release and beyond. “The growth of the digital book and app market has given Fox Consumer Products the opportunity to engage Rio fans in a highly interactive way,” said Roz Nowicki, EVP, global sales, and retail at Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products. “Partnering with innovative storybook app developer Cupcake Digital delivers the technology to propel one of our core brands into the digital book and apps space.”
Della Reese, the breakout jazz/gospel singer whose TV credits include talk show Della and Touched By an Angel, died last night at age 86. “I know heaven has a brand new angel this day,” said Reese’s Touched By an Angel co-star, Roma Downey.
Nashville’s 6th season will be its last. “After more than 120 episodes of unforgettable television, we believe that creatively it is time for the series to come to a triumphant close,” said Kevin Beggs, chairman of producer Lionsgate Television Group. Nashville, which moved from ABC for season 5, ranks as CMT’s highest-rated and most-watched show […]
George Clooney is headed back the small screen. The ER alum will star in and direct a 6-episode series for Paramount Television and Anonymous Content, based on the Joseph Heller novel Catch-22.
AT&T is nearing a deal to acquire a full stake Otter Media, its joint digital video venture with the Chernin Group, according to a new report from Digiday. Otter Media – whose properties include Fullscreen, Crunchyroll, Hello Sunshine, and Gunpowder & Sky – was first formed in 2014. Since its inception, it’s been a purely […]
Dana Walden, the co-chair and CEO of Fox Television Group, has joined Hulu’s board of directors. Two other Fox execs already were already serving on the board: Peter Rice, the President of 21st Century Fox, and Brian Sullivan, the President and COO of Fox Networks Group’s Digital Consumer Group. 21st Century Fox currently owns a […]