The company’s video-programming executives have taken pitches from Hollywood studios about licensing older content for TV+ and have bought some shows and movies, according to people familiar with the matter. The move represents a subtle strategy shift for Apple TV+, which launched in November with a lineup of original programs.
The series will join its flagship, Big Bang Theory, on the WarnerMedia-backed streamer.
Following the news last month that Tom Ascheim would depart as head of Freeform to lead Warner Bros.’ kids and young adults division, the young adult cabler has named producer and former Netflix exec Tara Duncan as its new president. She will step into the role on June 8, overseeing strategic planning, brand development, content strategy, original programming, production, scheduling, finance, research, marketing and communications.
HBO Max has cleared one of the last remaining distribution hurdles in its streaming rollout, announcing a distribution deal with Comcast, the No. 1 U.S. cable provider. The deal makes HBO Max, which launched earlier Wednesday, available to customers of Comcast’s Xfinity X1 video package and Flex, a broadband video offering that is free for Comcast subscribers.
Streaming service Quibi is beginning to feel the pinch of its lackluster performance since launching last month, as major advertisers seek to defer payments and the company looks to cut costs, according to people familiar with the situation.
AT&T’s streaming platform goes live on Wednesday. At $15 a month, it’s more expensive than its rivals and comes at a time when household income is dropping.
The new entertainment service from WarnerMedia will have to overcome a global pandemic, entrenched rivals and the absence of a highly anticipated Friends reunion.
With the traditional broadcast and cable news outlets branded as partisan, lacking local resources and beset by cord-cutting, the streaming service has an opening.
John Krasinski is moving his web series Some Good News to ViacomCBS. The feel-good news/talk program is expected to premiere new episodes on CBS All Access, with additional short-form content to air on other outlets across the ViacomCBS portfolio. Krasinski will remain onboard as an executive producer and will hold a recurring on-camera role, but he is not expected to host the new installments.
The coronavirus pandemic has shined a spotlight on the power of over-the-top TV. With consumers sheltering in place, consumption of ad-supported OTT has increased by over 60%. The combination of larger audiences and OTT’s precision targeting capabilities have led TV advertisers to shift more of their budgets to OTT. To help advertisers take full advantage of the efficiency and flexibility of OTT, Tru Optik, a provider of omnichannel audience segmentation and privacy compliance across ad-supported OTT, […]
The live, free-to-consumer linear sports network Fubo Sports Network today debuted on the Pluto TV free streaming television service. Sports fans can catch all of Fubo Sports Network’s event coverage, news, behind-the-scenes and exclusive programming for free on Pluto TV. The launch makes Fubo Sports Network available on more than 75 million devices through a […]
Law&Crime, a 24/7 true crime and live trial network, just launched on one of the largest cable providers in the United States — it’s now available on Verizon FiOS’s most popular channel packages nationwide. Law&Crime, which is already available on most major OTT platforms including Sling, fuboTV, Philo, Vidgo, Comcast Xfinity, XUMO and TV Plus, […]
Rebecca Campbell, whose promotion to Disney’s chairman of Direct-to-Consumer & International on Monday put her in charge of Disney+, Hulu, Hotstar and ESPN+, took a less-traveled road the to the C-suite. During the bulk of her 23 years at the company, Campbell focused on local broadcasting, running individual stations and the ABC Owned Television Stations Group, which has stations in New York, Los Angeles and six other markets.
The FCC is proposing to help promote broadcasting as a new competitive broadband pipe by making it clear that legacy broadcast TV ownership regulations do not apply to broadcast-delivered internet services like over-the-top video and data. That is according to FCC commissioner Brendan Carr, who has been working on a draft declaratory ruling and notice of proposed rulemaking he says the FCC plans to vote on at its June public meeting.
The debut is the newest expansion of major market local news streaming services from CBS and features local news content produced by KTVT.
Roku’s fortunes have brightened considerably since the COVID-19 pandemic halted production in Hollywood and confined people to their homes.
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS All Access is bringing back Spock for its third full live action show in the “Star Trek” universe, ordering a new series set in the years before Capt. James T. Kirk helmed the U.S.S. Enterprise. “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” will star Anson Mount as Capt. Christopher Pike, Rebecca Romijn […]
The NBCUniversal streaming platform will feature originals including Brave New World and a Psych movie when it goes wide July 15.
Court TV, the newly-rebooted, multiplatform network devoted to live, gavel-to-gavel coverage, in-depth legal reporting and expert analysis of the nation’s most important and compelling trials, is now available on YouTube TV. “We’re thrilled to have Court TV added to YouTube TV at a time when consumer appetite for the real-life drama of true-crime and courtroom trials […]
Downloads of the $1.8 billion short-form streaming app, meant for phones, are paltry. “I attribute everything that has gone wrong to coronavirus,” Katzenberg said. “Everything.”