SnapChat launched Discover, a new feature that caters to media companies and brand content. Until now, stories (photos, videos and advertising) disappear after being viewed on the app, but now they will live for 24 hours on Discover. National Geographic, Comedy Central, ESPN, Fusion, CNN, The Food Network, Yahoo News, Warner Music Group, Vice Media, Daily Mail, People, Cosmopolitan and others are initial partners, with the option to include up to ten stories per “edition.” Media companies are also utilizing advertising sponsors, such as CNN teaming with BMW North America and Food Network with Media Vest. “This is not social media…social media companies tell us what to read based on what’s most recent or most popular,” SnapChat said in a blog post. “We see it differently. We count on editors and artists, not clicks and shares, to determine what’s important.” Check out our Digital Spotlight below to see what all the chatter’s about.
The Stand, CBS All Access’ television adaptation of the storied 1978 Stephen King novel, will debut December 17. Starring Whoopi Goldberg, Alexander Skarsgard, James Marsden, Odessa Young, Jovan Adepo and Amber Heard, the limited series unfolds around King’s apocalyptic struggle between good and evil after a plague destroys most of the country. Ben Cavell serves […]
Get ready cats and kittens. Joe Exotic (working title), UCP’s limited series starring and exec-produced by Kate McKinnon, scored a straight-to-series order by both the NBCU television and streaming divisions. In an unprecedented move, project will roll out across broadcast net NBC, streamer Peacock, and a basic cable net USA. Series is based on the […]
Dennis Quaid is the cat’s meow. He’s partnering with ITV America’s Leftfield Pictures for unscripted TV project Saving Dennis Quaid, which he’ll star in and exec produce. Project documents the animal lover’s recent headline-making pet rescue where he and partner Jimmy Jellinek set out on a mission to adopt a 6-year-old black cat from Lynchburg, […]
Big news at Turner Sports, as the company lands a multiyear extension of its partnership with Shaquille O’Neal. Shaq’s expanded role gains the Basketball Hall of Famer more airtime, including on TNT’s Inside the NBA and NBA on TNT, as well as contributions to NBA.com. He also will develop projects throughout the WarnerMedia portfolio including […]
The 74th Annual Tony Awards ceremony will go on, presented digitally sometime in the fall. Date and platform are TBA. The event had originally been scheduled for June 7, but was replaced by plans for a streaming special on the same date due to COVID-19. That special was postponed amid unrest over the George Floyd […]