Telemundo and NBC Universo unveiled programming plans for over 200 hours of coverage of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, marking the most-ever in the history of US Spanish-language television. The action begins on Aug. 3, two days before the Opening Ceremony, with women’s soccer and runs through Aug. 21. The talent lineup is slated to feature more than 20 presenters, led by Andres Cantor along with Jessica Carrillo and Miguel Gurwitz, who will be hosting the Games from Rio. Events are set to range focus on outstanding Latin American athletes with an emphasis on the sports that are “proven favorites” among Hispanic audiences and in which Latin American teams are strong contenders including: soccer, boxing, swimming, diving, track and field and basketball.
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 […]