Steph Curry of the NBA Champion Golden State Warriors is the new face of the NBA, succeeding LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers. He’s the reigning MVP fans come early for, to watch his pregame dribbling routines and shoot-around. But what makes Curry so popular? His everyman quality, said ESPN analyst Jalen Rose during a media call with P.J. Carlesimo previewing ESPN/ABC’s slate of five NBA games Christmas Day, including ABC’s telecast of Curry’s Warriors against James’ Cavaliers (5 p.m. ET). Jalen added that at 6’3,” 190 pounds, Curry could be your neighbor, vs. a physical marvel like the 6’8,” 250 pound James. Not to mention a giant, like the 7’1” 325 pound Shaquille O’Neal.
TV Land has cut ties with two more original series, canceling Lopez after two seasons and late-night comedy Throwing Shade after one. In addition, the Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone-produced comedy, Nobodies, is moving to flagship Viacom scripted brand Paramount Network.
FOX issued a put pilot order for comedy One Hit Wendy. Julianne Hough (Dancing With the Stars) stars as a singer who peaked at 18 and is now trying to guide her talented niece through the music biz.
Mashable was just sold – and it didn’t exactly fetch a hefty price tag. The digital media company was purchased by Ziff Davis, a publisher of gaming, healthcare, and tech content. The news was first reported by the Wall Street Journal. According to the paper, Ziff Davis only paid about $50 million for the company. […]
According to a new report from Recode, Univision is looking to bring in a minority investor to support Fusion Media Group. Along with the Fusion TV network and a production studio, FMG consists of a number of digital media properties, including The Onion and most of the sites formerly owned by Gawker Media. (Univision bought […]
NBC Olympics is lining up 1800 hours of live streaming coverage of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang in February, marking a record for a Winter Olympics. In addition, PyeongChang will be the first Winter Games to offer live streaming of the NBC broadcast network, including primetime and primetime-plus programming as part of its […]