Endemol Beyond’s NewFronts presentation Thursday highlighted plans to launch two new digital-first networks. First is pop culture-focused Looksy and second is Smasher, a sports & gaming network led by digital stars Toby Turner and Jesse Wellens, who have almost 30 million YouTube subscribers between them. Looksy will have plenty of new content, including scripted series Neurotica and reality series True Internet Tales. Smasher will feature international imports Rule’m Sports and Legends of Gaming from Endemol Beyond UK. The company is also launching two new series with ubiquitous rapper Pitbull: MasterClass, which focuses on encouraging viewers to live life to the fullest, and Pitbull Presents, an introduction to a few of the everyday people in Pitbull’s life who are important to him. Pitbull is already involved with Endemol series Gentleman’s Code and The Most Bad Ones. Endemol just signed a deal with American Idol finalist Jessica Sanchez that will have the singer featured in a number of the brand’s series.
Figure skater/headline maker Adam Rippon declined the opportunity to become an NBC correspondent for the rest of the 2018 Winter Games when he realized it would mean leaving the Olympic team and Village. “My teammates were there for me during my events, and now I NEED to be there for them,” tweeted the U.S. team […]
Alfre Woodard (Luke Cage) will guest as Cookie’s formidable mother on an upcoming episode of Fox drama Empire….Madeline Stowe (Revenge) joins Fox musical drama pilot Mixtape….Bonnie Soper (Filthy Rich) will play Princess Diana and Maggie Sullivan (Fargo) takes on Queen Elizabeth in Lifetime movie Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance.
The 2018 NBA All-Star Game handed Turner Sports with boosts across all platforms – television (TNT and TBS), digital and social, including a 4.3 household rating and 5.1 million household impressions – both up 2% over 2017 and marking the best for the event since 2013, based on Nielsen Fast Nationals. In addition, the telecast […]
The Big 12 Conference is turning to FloSports to live stream the 2018 Big 12 championships for swimming & diving on FloSwimming.com, indoor and outdoor track & field on FloTrack.com, wrestling on FloWrestling.com, and gymnastics on FloGymnastics.com. The deal is an expansion of FloSports’ current agreement with the conference. Programming begins Feb. 21-24 with the […]
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