A chunk of the Golden State Warriors, the National Basketball Association’s most successful team over the past decade, is up for sale, according to people familiar with the matter. A group of minority investors accounting for just over 10% are looking to offload their stake, said the people, who asked not to be identified discussing private information.
NBCUniversal has promoted veteran executive Rick Cordella to president of NBC Sports, reporting to Mark Lazarus, chairman of NBCUniversal Media Group. Cordella, who has served in a number of leadership roles at NBCU, will now lead all aspects of NBC Sports’ brands and platforms including NBC Sports, NBC Olympics, Golf Channel, NBC Sports Digital and transactional businesses GolfNow and SportsEngine. He’ll work with NBC Local on regional sports network strategy and continue to oversee sports on streamer Peacock.
Gray Television’s WWAX-LD Boston has set an exclusive media partnership with Sacred Heart University. From baseball to hockey, and soccer to volleyball, WWAX will rebroadcast select games from nearly every […]
The 2023 Emmys may ultimately be remembered less as a celebration than as a wake. Even before the twin strikes that have brought Hollywood production to a halt, prestige TV — that unofficial genre of quality programming that’s become a mainstay of the past 20 years — had a critical, and possibly terminal, diagnosis. Now it seems all but assured that when Hollywood resumes business, the landmark era defined by shows like The Sopranos, Breaking Bad, The Wire and all their celebrated heirs will be over for good.
Amazon Prime Video, one of the last mainstream streaming services to eschew the injection of regular commercial breaks into its movies and shows, plans to start letting them run early next year. Amazon follows a host of other streaming hubs — including Disney+, Netflix, and Warner Bros. Discovery’s Max — that also offer ad-supported tiers, a move that suggests the world of streaming may just eventually mirror the world of traditional television in the not-too-distant future.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Public support for striking Hollywood actors and writers is broad, but not necessarily deep enough for most people to change their viewing habits, a new poll […]
NEW YORK (AP) — Growing up in the Boston suburbs, Suzyn Waldman fell madly in love with two things: baseball and Broadway shows. During the 1950s and ’60s, the long […]
The Writers Guildl of mericaA is heading back to the bargaining table with the CEOs of Netflix, Disney, Universal and Warner Bros Discovery on Friday. “The WGA and AMPTP met for bargaining today and will meet again tomorrow,” said the guild in a message to members after a long session Thursday night. Executives Ted Sarandos, Bob Iger, Donna Langley and David Zaslav are all anticipated to be in attendance Friday, along with AMPTP President Carol Lombardini and a praetorian guard of lawyers. On the other side, WGA chief negotiator Ellen Stutzman, along with David Goodman and Chris Keyser, will also be in the room at the AMPTP’s Sherman Oaks offices.
Included are 11 NBC local news channels, six regional and national Telemundo channels and NBC entertainment channels American Crimes and NBC LX Home.
NBC has unveiled its latest America’s Got Talent spinoff and its got a fantasy football-style format. The network will launch AGT: Fantasy League in 2024 with judges including Mel B, Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel. Terry Crews will host.
For 18 seasons, CBS’s Tuesday lineup was anchored by NCIS before the venerable crime drama moved to Mondays in fall 2021 to make room for an FBI night. Now the NCIS franchise is returning to the Tuesday 8 p.m. time period this fall with the Paramount+ Australia series NCIS: Sydney, which will premiere in the slot Nov. 14.
The company is launching the CBS Sports Creator Studio, hoping to pair influencers with talent, or give them behind-the-scenes access in support of deals.
In a significant shakeup of pro wrestling programming, WWE SmackDown will leave Fox and jump to USA Network, beginning in October 2024. In addition, the WWE will produce four primetime specials per year, which will air in primetime on the NBC broadcast network.
ABC may delay its scheduled premiere of Dancing With the Stars after striking writers targeted the show with pickets in recent days. One of the show’s celebrity participants, Matt Walsh of Veep, meanwhile, says he won’t take part in DWTS until the writers strike is over.
The CW Network has ordered 10 episodes of Crime Nation, a true-crime and justice anthology series that thrusts viewers into the world of real-life mysteries, cold cases and heart-stopping investigations. Set […]
NAB Show New York will feature the new Broadcast Content Summit, offering customized tracks for television and radio. Produced by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), this exclusive conference scheduled for Thursday, […]
The artist who brought painting to the people, with works completed for PBS viewers in less than a half-hour with little more than a large bristle brush, putty knife and […]
The storied television network and its stations have been part of Disney for 27 years. But the company’s streaming ambitions may put the unit on the block.
The Writers Guild and studios and streamers are set to meet again Thursday for further talks on a new contract for scribes. After a long, CEO-attended session Wednesday that one insider described as “very encouraging,” the WGA and the AMPTP will return to the latter’s Sherman Oaks offices on Sept. 21, we’re told.
John Grisham (left), Jodi Picoult and George R.R. Martin (right) are among 17 authors suing OpenAI for “systematic theft on a mass scale,” the latest in a wave of legal action by writers concerned that artificial intelligence programs are using their copyrighted works without permission. (AP photo)