NBC Entertainment President Jennifer Salke was named head of Amazon Studios on Friday. “What stood out about Jen was the deep relationships she has nurtured with creators and talent over her career, spanning NBCU, Twentieth Century Fox, and Aaron Spelling Productions,” said Jeff Blackburn, SVP Business Development & Entertainment at Amazon. “She’s built an impeccable reputation as a big leader who emphasizes creativity, collaboration, and teamwork.” Salke said while she’s “honored and emboldened by the opportunity to lead this extraordinary business,” leaving NBC is bittersweet. “NBC has been an amazing home – creatively, professionally and personally – and I leave there knowing that the work we did had groundbreaking impact,” said Salke. “It’s an exciting time to be a content creator, and I look forward to being on the front lines of an innovative business with storytelling at its heart.” Amazon had been looking for a replacement for Roy Price, ousted after an allegation of sexual harassment, since October.
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 […]
Sinclair Broadcast Group launched 24/7 ad-supported streaming service Stirr. The service offers location-based content as well as 20 national networks -Cheddar, Buzzr and Dove Channel among them – with plans to carry over 50 nets by the end of 2019. “We are entering a new era of broadcast television and our number one priority at […]
Sportradar announced the launch of ad:s, described as a new full-service marketing offer for sports betting operators, developing “in response to the strong demand and interest from the betting industry.” ad:s offers bookmakers a slate of marketing solutions that eliminates waste and streamlines their business with targeted spend on verifiable prospects that produce measurable results. […]
It is the end of an era as Bob Costas and NBC have reportedly agreed to mutually part ways, according to the New York Post. Final terms of a buyout have been reached between the two sides with Costas stating that “It’s all settled quietly and happily for all concerned.”
Another day, another deal for Riot Games, which has now locked in oil and gas behemoth Royal Dutch Shell to sponsor the League of Legends European Championship. The deal marks Shell’s first foray into esports, with the brand powering the Baron Power Play with “Shell V-Power” during LEC weekly broadcasts. “We’re proud to be collaborating […]