Verizon And Awesomeness TV Scrap Plans

Another ambitious premium content digital venture that had brought in top-level TV executives is folding before launch. Verizon and AwesomenessTV have scrapped plans for their announced premium content service, with Samie Falvey, chief creative officer, leaving and her team, led by creative SVP Russell Rothberg, disbanded.

ABC Comedy Head Samie Falvey Leaves

AwesomenessTV and Verizon have tapped longtime ABC comedy development executive Samie Falvey as chief content officer. In her new role at the as-yet unnamed premium content service, Falvey will oversee all content and creative, including programming, development and production.