YouTube beauty guru Michelle Phan launched a new lifestyle network with Endemol Shine Group (part of its Endemol Beyond Premium Content Network). Called ICON, the net will host original series and more from up-and-coming digital influencers and lifestyle experts for programming in beauty, fashion, wellness, DIY, food, and travel stories. In addition to Phan, others premiering new series on ICON make up 2.4 billion YT views, and include talent such as Ann Le (AnneorShine), Cassey Ho (Blogilates), Promise Phan (Dope2111), Charis Lincoln (CharismaStarTV), Anisa Noor and beauty vlogger Rae from The Raeviewer. The first eight original series to debut are: Pretty Little Pranksters, Trash to Fab, Fascinating Women, a Q&A series with ICON influencers called The FAQs, beauty problem solver series She’s Gotta Have It, diet and beauty show Skinside Out, Everyday LUXE (out in June) and Decade Beauty (launching in September). Eventually, content will live on native Facebook video, but for now it will land first on YouTube. “Wherever our viewers are is where we will be,” said Phan, “but we do love Mother Google. I wouldn’t be here without YouTube.” Endemol Beyond will unveil additional ICON U.S. and UK original content at its NewFront on Thursday, May 7.
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.