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Former Today host Tamron Hall is developing a syndicated daytime talk show after striking a deal with Disney ABC. Hall, who has been the host of Investigation Discovery’s Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall since 2013, has inked a development holding agreement with the Hollywood studio.
In the programming exec fallout following Paul Lee’s exit last week, Ben Sherwood gives ABC O&O chief Rebecca Campbell the added responsibility of daytime programming, both network and syndicated.
Watch ABC will be available to viewers in Houston, giving pay TV subscribers access to the market’s KTRK 24 hours a day, seven days a week online and on their mobile devices. The service will roll out in Fresno, Calif., prior to the launch of the new fall broadcast television season in September.
Dish chief Charlie Ergen says the satcaster is prepared to part ways with Disney if the two companies can’t agree on a contract renewal by a Sept. 30 deadline.
Disney/ABC said that it will launch its Watch ABC service tomorrow featuring the live streaming of WABC New York and WPVI Philadelphia. Hearst is the first station group to sign on to provide the service with its eight ABC affiliates. Disney/ABC said it expects to reach agreements with other affiliate groups before the start of the fall season.
Disney/ABC President Anne Sweeney has invited affiliates to work out a deal over the Watch ABC live streaming concept over the next year or so. She’s proposing that affiliates would pay the network a fee to stream ABC programming through the cable and satellite operators serving their markets, and the affiliates could then seek retransmission consent payments from the operators.
ABC’s Modern Family and Showtime’s Homeland were the big winners for Sunday night’s Emmy Awards broadcast on ABC. An Emmy win by Jon Cryer, star of Two and a Half Men” on CBS, for best actor in a comedy, surprised even him.
Comcast and Disney/ABC Television Group announced that Xfinity TV customers can now access three new authenticated TV+ products — WATCH Disney Channel, WATCH Disney XD and WATCH Disney Junior — at home or on-the-go via a suite of new apps for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and online at WATCHDisneyChannel.com, WATCHDisneyXD.com and WATCHDisneyJunior.com. Disney/ABC says […]
Katie Couric will host and produce a syndicated national one-hour daily daytime show premiering in September 2012. It will air at 3 p.m. on the eight ABC O&Os, which account for 23% U.S. household coverage. In addition, she will also join the ABC News team.