Consumer electronics company LG announced that the newest version of its smart TVs will come equipped with over 50 additional internet streaming channels. The update will enable users to easily alternate between streaming content and cable networks. The new channels include content from services such as Wired, Buzzfeed, and Vogue. LG added the channels in partnership with tech startup Xumo. LG has also partnered with Internet video startup Watchmi, with the intent to add 300 additional international streaming channels to the new TVs. LG first unveiled the new models at CES. It’s been a big few days for LG: The company previously announced a new partnership with Netflix, which will see the two companies working together to provide pre-paid Netflix access to consumers as part of Netflix’s recent expansion into 130 new territories.
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 […]