Segments with show hosts Tony Harris, Keshia Knight Pulliam will appear on A&E, History and Lifetime. Pictured: Crack the Case host Tony Harris will appear in live cut-ins on A&E and History.
The WICT Network, the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE), a subsidiary of CableLabs, and Cablefax have chosen Megan Dover winner of the 2023 Women in Technology Award. Dover is […]
In a significant shakeup of pro wrestling programming, WWE SmackDown will leave Fox and jump to USA Network, beginning in October 2024. In addition, the WWE will produce four primetime specials per year, which will air in primetime on the NBC broadcast network.
The BET Media Group (a unit of Paramount) today promoted Tiyale Hayes to the new position of executive vice president of insights and multiplatform analytics, reporting to BET President-CEO, Scott Mills. In […]
Patricia “Ms. Pat” Williams (The Ms. Pat Show) is taking on the role of TV judge in the upcoming new series Ms. Pat Settles It, premiering Oct. 18 at 10 p.m. ET/PT to air on BET.
Disney’s standoff with Charter shows that the carriage fees for core channels (like ESPN) may keep rising, but the padding of the bundle (like Freeform) is now in the past.
Maher last week said he would bring his show back into production, but on Monday said he’ll wait because talks are scheduled to begin between producers and writers on Wednesday.
TMZ en Español “will warmly embrace Spanish-speaking audiences globally, delivering the same, real-time coverage of breaking news and exclusive stories that has cemented TMZ as a household name,” the network says. […]
AMC Networks said today it named Georgia Juvelis chief communications officer, a new position at the company. In her new role, she will add oversight of publicity, talent relations and awards to her portfolio, which already included corporate communications, internal communications, corporate marketing and government affairs.
Cable companies have started to figure out a way to stay in the TV game: Reselling streaming services.
Jessica Fischer also told an investor conference that she was bullish on having a model to “moderate” content cost increases in future carriage deals.
Bundles will come with streaming, but networks from Disney Junior to Syfy are in jeopardy.
Starting Sept. 25, the Emmy-winning family comedy will air weekdays from 12:30-3:30 PM. (Additionally, off-network juggernaut Big Bang, which rules TBS’ primetime, is getting its daytime marathons extended.) After a decade of exclusivity on NBCUniversal, the company will now share Modern Family with TBS after series’ producer/distributor 20th Television/Disney sold it to the Warner Bros. Discovery cable network in a shared syndication window.
The blackout fight between cable giant Charter Communications and Disney is over. Hours ahead of Monday Night Football, which airs on Disney’s ESPN, the companies reached a deal that would allow millions of Charter cable customers to watch the game, CNBC’s David Faber reported Monday, citing sources. Charter and Disney’s stocks, as well as media peers including Warner Bros. Discovery and Paramount Global traded higher on Monday morning. Representatives for Disney and Charter didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.
ESPN’s first NFL game of the season is caught in the carriage dispute. Charter is now pushing customers toward Fubo.
When the Longhorn Network launched in 2011, the 20-year, $300 million partnership with ESPN set up Texas with its own 24-hour television showcase that sent shockwaves across college sports some say can still be felt today. Twelve years after the studio lights flickered on, the network will soon go dark: LHN will be folded into the SEC Network when Texas joins the Southeastern Conference next summer.
After another quarter of pay TV subscribers dropping their subscriptions, Wells Fargo analyst Steven Cahall forecasts that cord-cutting will hit 8.1% for the full year. Cahall said pay TV would lose 8.1% of its subscribers in 2024 and 2025. Cord-cutting was 6.2% in 2022. The continued erosion of the pay TV universe will increase pressure on the stock prices of companies in the media and broadcast business.
Pay-TV and cable providers continued to bleed subscribers during the second quarter of 2023 as cord-cutting among consumers continued to accelerate. The largest pay-TV providers in the U.S. – who represent about 96% of the market – lost about 1.73 million net subscribers in the second quarter of 2023, compared to a pro forma net loss of about 1.725 million during the same period a year ago, according to Leichtman Research Group.
Lifetime is losing two top execs: Amy Winter, EVP and head of programming and Tanya Lopez, EVP of scripted content for the network and LMN, Rob Sharenow, president of programming for A+E Networks, said Wednesday. Elaine Frontain Bryant, EVP and head of programming at A&E since 2005, will take oversight of all programming at both Lifetime networks in addition to her current role.
Fox Soul has renewed Portia for season 2. Hosted by Portia Bruner, this half-hour lifestyle program will be available to stream back-to-back episodes on Fox Soul weekdays at 7 p.m. […]
The full interview with Stephanie Abrams will first air on Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 6 a.m. ET.
HGTV star Christina Hall promises not to judge your home if you invite her over. “There’s literally zero judgment,” the TV personality said during a recent interview. “Unless you live […]
The sports juggernaut continues to earn billions of dollars for Disney, but profits are down and opportunities for growth have dwindled.
Comedian Hasan Minhaj has been eyed as a leading candidate for the open host role at Comedy Central’s Daily Show, according to three people familiar with the matter, suggesting that a months-long bake-off for the job among a phalanx of top comics is reaching its final stages.
Customers could be “troubled” to learn the actual price of their cable TV service if the FCC adopts a proposal that would require companies to disclose the flat price of service, ACA Connect says.
Add Mark Jackson to the list of ESPN reporters and commentators who have been laid off over the past five weeks. Jackson was let go on Monday with two years remaining on his contract. With Jeff Van Gundy also being laid off in late June, ESPN is expected to replace them with Doris Burke and Doc Rivers, two people close to the move told The Associated Press.
Discovery Channel’s 35th annual presentation led by actor Jason Momoa dominated primetime across linear and streaming.