BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Sports broadcaster ESPN is opening its new digital broadcast center on its Bristol campus. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and ESPN president John Skipper on Monday morning will record the first broadcast from the studios, which will be the new home of the network’s signature “SportsCenter” show, among others. The state-of-the-art 193,000 […]
NEW YORK (AP) — The Oprah Winfrey Network says it plans to produce a documentary series following the life of Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team. The series will take an up-close look at the man recently drafted by the St. Louis Rams in a groundbreaking moment in professional […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Writer-comic Larry Wilmore of “The Daily Show” has earned Stephen Colbert’s coveted Comedy Central timeslot following Jon Stewart each night. Comedy Central said Friday that Wilmore will host “The Minority Report” at 11:30 each weeknight, starting in January. Wilmore, who’s black, will add a different perspective to a late-night landscape dominated […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Two brothers shown the door by HGTV before their upcoming real estate show made it on the air say that if their Christian faith cost them a shot at TV fame, “then so be it.” David and Jason Benham said Thursday they were disappointed that HGTV pulled the plug on “Flip […]
Wall Street is betting that the cable industry will successfully navigate an increasingly competitive landscape. On Tuesday, top financial analysts gave a mostly upbeat assessment of the industry.
The subscriber swaps are designed to help clear the way for regulatory approval of Comcast’s acquisition of Time Warner Cable. As part of the deal, the company will sell 1.4 million subscribers to Charter Communications for $7.3 billion in cash and spin off another 2.5 million subscribers into a company in which Charter will take a one-third stake.
Comcast Corp. and Charter Communications reached a deal for Comcast to divest millions of subscribers, helping it smooth over regulatory concerns involving its $45 billion deal for Time Warner Cable. As part of the agreement, Comcast will divest about 1.4 million existing Time Warner Cable customers directly to Charter for cash.
NEW YORK (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres is making a furniture design competition series for the HGTV network. HGTV said Tuesday that “Ellen’s Design Challenge” is expected to air sometime next year. It will feature six competitors who sketch, design and build furniture within 24 hours, and will play out over six episodes. Landing a series […]
NEW YORK (AP) — The Discovery Network is canceling a daredevil’s planned jump off the summit of Mount Everest in a wing suit next month following the avalanche that killed at least 13 people on Friday. Network spokeswoman Laurie Goldberg said Sunday that the network’s thoughts and prayers go out to the Sherpa community of […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) — In the decade that “Touched by an Angel” executive producer Martha Williamson has been away from series TV, much has changed. A new golden age has brought more daring shows, from “Mad Men” to “House of Cards” to “Breaking Bad,” and more ways to see them. But Williamson says her Hallmark […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Discovery Channel has set the date for its live coverage of the first wingsuit flight off the summit of Mount Everest. The network plans to air “Everest Jump Live” on May 11 at 9 p.m. Eastern time, weather permitting. It will also be telecast globally. High-altitude climber Joby Ogwyn will make […]