Lionsgate is really throwing its hat into the SVOD ring. Its latest OTT effort comes via a partnership with actor/comedian Kevin Hart and his digital production unit, Hartbeat Digital. The service, dubbed Laugh Out Loud, will be the exclusive home for all content created by Hart outside of his live performances and film roles. (The partnership will also see the production of a new social media adventure game developed by the company Fifth Journey, which Hart will write and star in.) This marks Lionsgate’s third major OTT effort; The company partnered with Tribeca Enterprises on the Tribeca Shortlist movie service, and, on May 7, will launch a Comic-Con-themed channel in partnership with Comc-Con International. Suffice to say, not only are Lionsgate’s OTT efforts piling up – they’re diverse, probing a wide range of niches and audience interests. The OTT space may be crowded, but Lionsgate clearly still sees plenty of opportunities.
Multiple women have stepped forward to accuse Morgan Freeman of inappropriate behavior on set, during press junkets and at his production company Revelations Entertainment. CNN, which broke the story, thus far has interviewed 16 people about Freeman as part of an investigation and revealed that Revelations co-founder Lori McCreary allegedly witnessed one such incident. Freeman […]
The Break with Michelle Wolf launches on Netflix this Sunday, May 27, with a new episode streaming weekly every Sunday. Half-hour episodes of the variety/sketch series will feature host Wolf, who previously worked on The Daily Show and Late Night w/ Seth Meyers, and guests.
FloSports inked a deal to bring The Rugby Channel under its umbrella from Rugby International Marketing. The deal immediately awards FloSports the rights to all matches previously under The Rugby Channel and brings 51 new competitions annually to FloRugby.com. FloSports also announced that World Rugby Hall of Famer Phaidra Knight will join FloRugby as a […]
The NHL’s Eastern Conference Final Game 7, which saw the Capitals advance to the Stanley Cup Final, helped push NBC Sports’ coverage of the playoffs to now average a Total Audience Delivery (TAD) of 1.206 million viewers, which stands as the most-watched playoffs in 21 years and up 7% over 2017. NBC Sports’ coverage of […]
ABC’s Good Morning America is expanding to three hours, with the addition airing at 1p EDT and noon CDT/PDT. “We believe there is great opportunity for viewers and advertisers in expanding to a third hour,” said Ben Sherwood, co-chairman, Disney Media Networks, and president, Disney|ABC Television. But something’s gotta give – while Live With Kelly […]