Showtime’s Head Of Scripted Amy Israel Exits

She joins Jana Winograde and Gary Levine in stepping down from their roles after Chris McCarthy took over the cable network.

A+E Adds Live Cut-Ins To Bring More Life To Linear Cable Channels

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.

Starz Cancels ‘Heels,’ ‘Run The World’ And ‘Blindspotting’

‘Tiger Town’: The Story Of The Long-Lost Disney Channel Original Movie

Megan Dover Named 2023 Cable Women In Technology Award Winner

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 […]

Wayne Gretzky, Other NHL Analysts, Sign New Long-Terms Deals With Warner Bros. Discovery Sports

WWE ‘SmackDown’ Leaving Fox For USA Next Year, As ‘Raw’ Hits The Market

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.

BET Names Tiyale Hayes EVP Of Insights And Multiplatform Analytics

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 […]

Ms. Pat Becomes Latest TV Judge In Unscripted Courtroom Series For BET

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.

In TV’s Wild West, Which Channels Will Be Dropped Next?

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.

Monumental Sports Rebrands NBC RSN In Washington, D.C.

Comcast Cable Promotes Meena Soleiman To SVP, Tech Ops And Engineering

AMC Renews ‘Dark Winds’ Drama Series

Bill Maher Postpones Return To The TV Over Writers Strike

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 Launches TMZ en Español

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. […]

‘Winning Time’ Canceled At HBO After Two Seasons

The news came after the second-season finale aired Sunday night.

AMC Names Georgia Juvelis Chief Communication Officer

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 TV Is On Life Support, But A New Bundle Is Coming Alive

Cable companies have started to figure out a way to stay in the TV game: Reselling streaming services.

HBO’s ‘Real Time With Bill Maher’ To Return Without Writers; WGA To Picket

Charter CFO Says Subscriber Losses During Disney Blackout Were Smaller Than Expected

Jessica Fischer also told an investor conference that she was bullish on having a model to “moderate” content cost increases in future carriage deals.

Disney-Charter Feud Portends Carnage In Cable TV. ‘The Market’s Been Warned’

Bundles will come with streaming, but networks from Disney Junior to Syfy are in jeopardy.

‘Modern Family’ Finally Gets On TBS

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.

Disney And Spectrum Reach Carriage Agreement

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.

Disney-Charter Standoff Now Set To Hit ‘MNF’

ESPN’s first NFL game of the season is caught in the carriage dispute. Charter is now pushing customers toward Fubo.

‘The Idol’ Finished After One Season At HBO

ESPN Signs Play-by-Play Broadcaster Chris Fowler To New, Multi-Year Deal

OWN’s ‘All Rise’ To End With Season 3’s Part 2, Premiere Set For September

Last Rodeo For Longhorn Network, The Texas Venture With ESPN That Once Rattled The Big 12

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.

Cord-Cutting To Hit 8.1% In 2023: Analyst

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.

Top Pay-TV, Cable Providers Lost 1.73 Million Subscribers In Q2

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.

Shake-Up At Lifetime As Top Execs Amy Winter, Tanya Lopez Exit

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 Renews ‘Portia’ For Season 2

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. […]

President Biden Talks Climate Change On The Weather Channel

The full interview with Stephanie Abrams will first air on Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 6 a.m. ET.

Kal Penn In The Running To Take Over As ‘The Daily Show’ Host

With Two HGTV Shows, Christina Hall Finds Success In Going Solo

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 […]

How ESPN Went From Disney’s Financial Engine To Its Problem

The sports juggernaut continues to earn billions of dollars for Disney, but profits are down and opportunities for growth have dwindled.

Hasan Minhaj Eyed For ‘Daily Show’ Host

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.

Cable TV Group Opposes ‘All-In’ Pricing Proposal At FCC, Citing High Bills

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.

Mark Jackson Laid Off By ESPN With Doris Burke And Doc Rivers Slated As Replacements

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.

‘Shark Week’ Premiere Reaches Over 5.3M Viewers, Highest Debut In 3 Years

Discovery Channel’s 35th annual presentation led by actor Jason Momoa dominated primetime across linear and streaming.