Watch your back, Spotify. YouTube has launched YouTube Music, a new music app. Among other features, the app allows users to search for artists and play individual songs and albums. It has a pool of about 30 million licensed audio tracks, similar to competitors. The service includes other numerous other features, like music videos, concert footage, and even karaoke tracks. There’s a free, ad-supported version of the app, as well as an ad-free version for YouTube Red subscribers. The subscription version includes additional features, including the ability to relegate videos to the background or even eliminate them altogether, listening only to the audio, to conserve battery life and data. YouTube Red subscribers can also opt for offline playback, and have the service create an automatic playlist – updated daily – that falls within whatever data restrictions the user specifies.
TNT ordered a late night-themed pilot for Naked with Niecy Nash. It’s an expansion of the net’s relationship with Nash, who stars in Claws, renewed for season three, and a co-production between Turner’s Studio T and Telepictures, and Nash’s production company, Chocolate Chick.
The Good Doctor star Freddie Highmore signed an overall production deal with Doctor studio Sony Pictures Television to develop scripted series via his Alfresco Pictures. Claire Londy jumped aboard Alfresco as head of development.
Camila Cabello picked up trophies for Artist of the Year and Video of the Year at MTV’s Video Music Awards, Cardi B was named Best New Artist and Donald Glover’s (Atlanta) music video for “This Is America” won Best Video With a Message, Best Direction and Best Choreography. Also of note at the VMAs: Ariana […]
NBC Sports named Mike Tirico as the new studio host for Football Night in America, where he will work alongside analysts Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison, and NFL Insider Mike Florio, from Studio 1 at NBC Sports’ International Broadcast Center in Stamford. The role had been held by Dan Patrick from 2008-2017. Tirico previously co-hosted […]
Dr Pepper unveiled its new marketing campaign for the 2018-2019 season, titled Fansville. The promotion is a parody TV show drama that” captures the emotional rollercoaster of college football fandom.” The episodic-like campaign, created by Deutsch showcases characters such as Brian Bosworth, Eddie George and Les Miles with the first of its six 30-second campaign […]