NBC meteorologists Al Roker and Dylan Dreyer and journalists Craig Melvin and Sheinelle Jones were named hosts of Today’s 9a hour. Roker and Melvin had been subbing with the Today block’s10a co-host Hoda Kotb after the October exit of Megyn Kelly; Dreyer and Jones were making appearances in the timeslot as well. “Hope you don’t mind these faces!” tweeted Dreyer on Monday, with a photo of the new foursome. A replacement for Kotb’s co-host, Kathie Lee Gifford, who is leaving in April, has yet to be named.
NBCUniversal is launching an ad-supported streaming service in early 2020 that calls for a shakeup in the executive suite. Cable vet Bonnie Hammer will pivot to head the effort as Chairman of Direct-to-Consumer and Digital Enterprises, while Mark Lazarus, supervisor of NBC Sports and stations, will expand his role to become Chairman, NBCUniversal Broadcast, Cable, […]
Matthew Rhys (The Americans) landed the lead in prospective HBO limited series Perry Mason… Nancy Cartwright (The Simpsons) will reprise her role as the voice of Rufus the Naked mole-rat in the Kim Possible Disney Channel movie premiering Friday, February 15, at 8p… DeWanda Wise (She’s Gotta Have It) and Jessica Williams (2 Dope Queens) […]
Endeavor announced the formation of Endeavor Streaming, designed to showcase the company’s video streaming products and services, with OTT leader NeuLion, acquired by Endeavor in 2018, absorbed within the new group alongside Endeavor’s internally developed video platform technology, and now operate exclusively under the Endeavor Streaming moniker. Endeavor Streaming will continue servicing properties that include […]
ESPN locked in US rights to more than 65 CFL games that will run on ESPN+ direct-to-consumer streaming service with 20 CFL games set to run on ESPN networks, in addition to one Division Final and the Grey Cup. “It’s exciting for the CFL to continue its relationship with ESPN and expand onto ESPN+,” said […]
The divorce is final between Megyn Kelly and NBC – and the former Today anchor is leaving with about $30 million, the balance of her three-year contract, sources tell the New York Times. Kelly’s last Today appearance was in October, after her comments about dressing up in blackface on Halloween drew criticism; lawyers had been […]