Hearst Media Production Group Announces Senior Leadership Team

Litton Entertainment to be rebranded as Hearst Media Production Group and will be led by Bryan Curb, Angelica Rosas McDaniel and Chris Matthews.


New Jobs Posted To TVNewsCheck

New jobs posted to TVNewsCheck’s Media Job Center openings for a digital media producer and a senior vice president of sponsorship development and group sales.

Litton’s Morgan, Sniderman To Retire

Dave Morgan and Pete Sniderman will leave the independent production and distribution company at year’s end.

Law&Crime Launching Second Syndicated Series ‘Prime Crime’

Law&Crime Network said it is launching a second syndicated program, Prime Crime, the week of September. Its first syndicated show, Law&Crime Daily, has been renewed for a second season.

Jack Hanna Stars In Litton’s Latest FAST Channel

Jack Hanna is the focus of Hearst-owned Litton Entertainment’s second free, ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) channel, The Jack Hanna Channel, launching Wednesday on Vizio SmartCast devices in the U.S., Litton said today.

Litton Adds New Pro-Social Series To ABC Stations Block

Litton Entertainment is adding the original series Free Enterprise as the newest addition to Litton’s Weekend Adventure, the multiple Daytime Emmy-award winning programming block airing every Saturday morning on ABC stations nationwide. Free Enterprise, featuring one of America’s foremost entrepreneurs, financial-technology (fintech) pioneer and Inmates to Entrepreneurs founder Brian Hamilton, and hosted by ABC News’ and ESPN’s Ryan Smith, will premiere […]

Litton Launches Global Streamer Xplore

The Emmy-winning producer and distributor broadens its audience with new channel reaching more than 50 million viewers at launch.

TVN’S TV2025

Streaming’s Rise Further Squeezes Stations’ Content Pipeline, Execs Say

Station group buyers and suppliers of syndicated content from Sinclair, Fox Owned Stations, Debmar-Mercury and Litton Entertainment said at a TV2025 panel that streaming’s accelerated growth has put more pressure on their content pipeline and that the ecosystem could use more — and bigger — players in the mix. Read the story and/or watch the full video above.

Litton To Syndicate ‘Law & Crime Daily’

Law & Crime Daily, a new first-run daily newsmagazine that examines the day’s most interesting court cases and true-crime events, is set to launch in syndication on Sept. 14, the latest move by entrepreneur Dan Abrams to extend his company’s coverage of legal matters to new media venues. Litton Entertainment and Abrams’ Law & Crime Network are offering the new show

Angelica Rosas McDaniel Joins Litton

The former CBS daytime chief is tapped to play a key role in expansion of the TV programmer as executive vice president, strategy.

Litton’s ‘Mission Unstoppable’ To Launch Globally On CuriosityStream

CuriosityStream — the factual streaming, on-demand and linear channel service from Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks — and Litton Entertainment today announced an international distribution partnership for Litton’s Mission Unstoppable, produced in partnership with Lyda Hill Philanthropies’ IF/THEN Initiative.  Hosted by Miranda Cosgrove, the series features women role models in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with the objective […]

Tom Flanagan Joins Litton As Managing Director Of Business Development

Tom Flanagan today was named managing director of business development at Litton Entertainment. Flanagan will lead Litton’s business development team and collaborate with Litton’s production entities to create scripted and unscripted programming for linear, digital and social media outlets. “We are pleased to welcome Tom to the Litton Entertainment team and look forward to the […]


TVN Focus On Syndication | Weekly Syndication Loses Some Buzz

The XFL’s February debut and Summer Olympics are among factors having a cooling effect on weekly and weekend syndicated programming. Uncertainty around new FCC E/I rules and few available holes for weekly shows aren’t helping either.

Bryan Curb Named Litton Chief Creative Officer

Litton Entertainment today appointed long-term collaborator Bryan Curb the company’s chief creative officer. Curb will oversee the creative aesthetic of Litton content across multiple channels, including their network television series and online presence. He will develop new content in the scripted and unscripted spaces, expanding Litton’s reach into new markets domestically and around the world. […]

NBC, Litton Expand ‘The More You Know’

The companies are creating a three-hour Saturday morning programming block aimed at 13-16-year-olds that will showcase in-depth and inspiring stories.

Litton Is Multiple Parents’ Choice Winner

Litton Entertainment and its partners have been honored by the Parents’ Choice Foundation, the nation’s oldest nonprofit consumer organization dedicated to quality children’s media, with 16 awards. Litton’s awarded programs are a part of the three-hour television block titled Litton’s Weekend Adventure that air on ABC stations nationwide, programs produced for CBS Network’s branded three […]

CW’s Sat. Morning Block Set For 5 More Years

The CW and Litton Entertainment announced they’ve renewed their partnership for “One Magnificent Morning,” a five-hour Saturday morning block targeting teenagers and their families, through the 2020-21 broadcast season.

Litton Cops 14 Parents’ Choice Media Awards

Litton Entertainment and its partners have been honored by the Parents’ Choice Foundation with 14 awards for quality children’s media, Litton announced today. The award-winning programs air as part of the three-hour block titled Litton’s Weekend Adventure on ABC stations, the three-hour block on CBS and the five-hour block titled One Magnificent Morning on the […]

CW Joins With Litton For Sat. Morning E/I Block

The CW this October will debut a 10-show, five-hour Saturday morning educational/informational block called One Magnificent Morning from Litton Entertainment with such shows including Dog Whisperer with Cesar Millan: Family Edition and Calling Dr. Pol with veterinarian Jan Pol from Nat Geo Wild’s The Incredible Dr. Pol, The CW and Litton announced this today. One […]

Litton Taps Josh Levin For Program Development

Josh Levin today was named programming development associate at Litton Entertainment. Levin will work with senior Litton executives to develop and execute new programming ventures with broadcast, cable and digital partners. He has served as manager of development at Reveille (now Shine America), where he created unscripted formats and scripted digital series for major brands […]

CBS, Litton Partner On Sat. Morning Block

Six all-new half-hour FCC Educational/Informational programs targeted to 13-16 year olds will premiere on the CBS Television Network on Saturday, Sept. 28.

Litton, NAB Team For Video Description PSA

Dave Morgan, CEO-president of Litton Entertainment, today announced a partnership with the National Association of Broadcasters to provide television stations nationwide with a first of its kind public service announcement. Featuring Jeff Corwin, scientist and host of Litton’s Ocean Mysteries, this PSA explains the details of video description, a service now available to viewers that […]

LaVigne Named Litton Television President

The producer-syndicator promotes Meg LaVigne to head of its television operations, overseeing development, sales, marketing, creative services and news.

Litton ‘Ocean Mysteries’ To Offer Video Descriptions

Litton Entertainment  today announced a partnership with New York based Bridge Multimedia to provide the incorporation of video description in the first 26 episodes of Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin, one of the six E/I (educational/informational) programs currently featured on Litton’s Weekend Adventure airing nationally on ABC television stations. Funded through a grant from the […]

Litton Saturday Block Launches Sept. 3 On ABC

Dave Morgan, president-CEO of Litton Entertainment, today announced the launch of Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown, one of six, original, HD programs comprising Litton’s Weekend Adventure. Premiering Saturday, Sept. 3, on over 95% of ABC affiliates across the country, the three-hour block will feature programming that, Litton says, “inspires viewers to explore the Earth, to dive […]

Laila Ali To Co-Host New ABC Tweens Series

Laila Ali, the daughter of Muhammed Ali and a former professional boxer, will co-host Everyday Health, one of the six half-hour shows that Litton Entertainment will be supplying ABC this fall to meet the FCC educational children’s programming requirement of the ABC O&Os and affiliates, Litton announced this morning. The block of programming is aimed […]


Litton To Supply Kids Block For ABC Stations

The three-hour ABC Weekend Adventure will make its debut on Sept. 3. The weekend block of six half-hour E/I shows will air on most ABC O&Os and affiliates.

Litton And Tribune Offering ‘Direct Access’

WPIX New York and other Tribune stations, plus Weigel’s WCIU Chicago, will debut the weekly urban entertainment series this fall.

Syndie ‘Storm Stories’ Returns For Fall 2011

Litton Entertainment has acquired 52 new original episodes of Storm Stories, now entering its fourth year of syndication chronicling true stories of survivors and rescuers battling amazing weather events. The new episodes, all in HD, will be available in syndication to stations in fall 2011. According to Litton, new content includes “Boy Scouts Tornado,” stories of […]