E! will expand its entertainment news and commentary programming with three additional hours of original content every weekday, starting in early 2020. Tammy Filler, who for 16 years was at NBC’s Today, most recently as exec producer for the fourth hour, will join E! as EVP and editor-in-chief, E! News, to lead creative development, production for current franchises and new formats. Additionally John Najarian, EVP & publisher, E! News and Digital, will work closely with Filler and also now oversee the digital strategy for the broader E! network. The E! News expansion aims to build on the network’s existing news franchises, including E! News, Daily Pop and Nightly Pop, as well as introduce new formats and personalities. E! News currently airs weeknights at 7p and is co-hosted by Giuliana Rancic and Jason Kennedy; the one-hour Daily Pop airs at noon weekdays; and late night talk series Nightly Pop, hosted by Morgan Stewart, Nina Parker and Hunter March, airs Sundays at 10:30p and Mondays at 9:30p.
The series premiere of HGTV’s Celebrity IOU attracted over 2.6 million viewers on Monday, in an episode featuring a renovation from Brad Pitt. The show delivered a 0.92 P25-54 Live+SD rating, a 60% increase over the prior six weeks and an 88% lift over year-ago levels. The episode also garnered a 1.19 rating among W25-54, […]
The IAB surveyed over 200 sellers on how COVID-19 is impacting ad spend, and found 98% of respondents believe ad sales revenue will be down for the year against original 2020 plans and 69% of sell-side have already or are in the process of reforecasting for March-June. However, the majority of the sell-side have not […]
The BMW Group is diving deeper into competitive gaming, and is launching a new international platform in addition to locking in partnerships with Cloud9 (U.S.), Fnatic (UK), FunPlus Phoenix (China), G2 Esports (Germany) and T1 (South Korea). The new partnerships will include content development across social media, information sharing, and technology transfer with its engineers […]
Riot Games mapped out its initial esports plans for Valorant, the new competitive 5v5 tactical shooter which entered closed beta on April 7. The company announced three core pillars that would be used to build out the ecosystem – competitive integrity, accessibility, and authenticity. With an eye to build up the grassroots scene and to […]
AMC is borrowing a show from its corporate sib, streaming service Shudder: Two episodes of horror anthology series Creepshow will air back-to-back on Mondays at 9p from May 4 through May 18. “As we continue to experiment with show sharing across our portfolio of defining brands at AMC Networks, it felt like a no brainer […]