According to a new report from CNBC, Amazon has been planning to bring more ads to Alexa, its smart voice assistant. The company has reportedly been in talks with retailers such as Procter & Gamble and Clorox. And according to CNBC’s sources, Amazon is also trying to gauge whether potential clients would pay to have their products placed higher in searches performed on Echo smart speakers. According to the report, Amazon has even begun testing certain promotional features. For instance, users who buy the Clorox product Pine-Sol may also receive a suggestion to buy other Clorox products. It must be noted that Amazon has essentially denied CNBC’s report, telling Engadget that it has no plans to introduce ad products to Alexa. We’ll see.
Marvel martial arts series Iron Fist will not make it season three – at least not on Netflix. “Everyone at Marvel Television and Netflix is proud of the series and grateful for all of the hard work from our incredible cast, crew and showrunners,” said the companies. “While the series on Netflix has ended, the […]
Sienna Miller (Layer Cake), Seth MacFarLane (Family Guy), Simon McBurney (The Theory of Everything) and Annabelle Wallis (Peaky Blinders) have joined the cast of Showtime’s upcoming limited series about Fox News founder Roger Ailes. Miller will play Ailes’ ex-wife, Beth; MacFarlane takes on the role of Ailes confidante and Fox News PR head, Brian Lewis; […]
With International Speedway Corporation in the midst of a multi-year $500 million capital reinvestment plan across its venues, the company is looking to redefine the audience experience at its facilities. The company recently completed a $7 million renovation at the historic Darlington Raceway, along with a $30 million infield redevelopment project at Richmond Raceway, is […]
Amid a busy Saturday for sports, TBS saw ALCS Game 1 take the day across all of TV, according to Nielsen metered market numbers. The Astros/Red Sox telecast on the channel averaged 5,821,000 viewers for the game, up 42% over the last time it carries the ALCS Game in 2016. TBS’s 2018 MLB Postseason viewership […]
Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, who stars in and executive produces Power on Starz, has inked a four-year overall deal estimated at $150 million with the cabler. Starz CEO Chris Albrecht said the pact is “among the most significant deals to date for an executive producer in premium television.” Jackson will continue to develop new scripted […]