Originally conceived as a benefit for victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas, the Hand in Hand telethon was expanded to help people in Florida and the Caribbean devastated in recent days by Irma. The star-studded telethon that took place in New York, Los Angeles, Nashville and San Antonio raised $14.5 million by the time cameras were turned off.
FuboTV announced today the launch of a new, national marketing endeavor that includes the company’s first TV commercials, premiering at the start of the new NFL season and introducing viewers to “Fubo Chávez: World’s Greatest Fan.” The multiplatform campaign includes three 15-second commercials to air during the NFL season on CBS, Fox and NBC; on top cable […]
Netflix Chief Financial Officer David Wells says $7 billion a year on content might just be a starting point — as long as the company can continue to add to its more than 100 million subscribers around the world.
Nielsen said today that its ratings information from this past weekend is delayed because the company’s processing center in Tampa, Fla., was shut down because of Irma. The company’s weekly list of top television programs is usually released Tuesdays, and it’s unclear when it will be ready. It also hasn’t produced overnight ratings this week.
Sinclair Broadcast Group continues its expansion in the multicast network space with premium sports content.
On Monday night, Beth Mowins will call the Denver Broncos and San Diego Chargers in the second game of ESPN’s Monday Night Football doubleheader — the first woman in 30 years take the microphone in an NFL game, and the first for a national broadcast.
Because of the extreme weather over the weekend, Nielsen was not able to accurately collect viewer data for the official kickoff of Sunday Night Football last night or the debut of The Orville on Fox. “As a result, until we are able to resume normal operations, no data will be issued,” Nielsen told clients late Sunday. “We will keep you updated on the situation and our plans for resuming data release,” the Florida-based data company added after having to shut down operations at its Oldsmar HQ because of Irma’s advance.
TV networks are ceding valuable ad time to new competitors who use the commercial breaks to tell viewers, essentially, to use their remotes to watch something interesting on one of their services. A shift in policy highlights the new world of video content.
CBS will pay at least $162 million in cash to buy Australian broadcaster Ten Network Holdings, according to documents released today by Ten’s administrator. CBS announced the deal last month without disclosing a price.
Saturday Night Live, ‘Stranger Things and Westworld are the big winners, taking home five awards apiece.
The NFL Kickoff Game on NBC between the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs was down in the overnight ratings compared to the 2016 season opener. It averaged a 14.6 rating in metered market households. That’s down approximately 12% from the 2016 game, which drew a 16.5. This is also the second year in a row the opening game has been down, with 2016 slipping from 17.7 in 2015. The drop comes as ratings for NFL football was down last season to the tune of 8% per game on average.
Netflix has shifted the balance of power in the television universe, pouring money into original programming and handing out generous straight-to-series orders. But Kevin Reilly, president of TNT and TBS, believes that there is an upside to Netflix’s tactics for linear and digital competitors.
Hearst Television’s weekly political magazine hosted by Soledad O’Brien will kick off again later this month with 85% U.S. coverage via 126 stations.
NEW YORK (AP) — True to its calling, the Animal Planet television network is focusing on the four-legged victims of Hurricane Harvey. The network is airing a special Saturday night called “Surviving Harvey: Animals After the Storm.” It will show stories of animals rescued from the storm that hit Texas, featuring the rescuers and volunteers […]
Disney’s Star Wars and Marvel comic-book movies will be included in the upcoming service, making it the only way to stream those movies on demand in the U.S. as part of a monthly subscription. (So, not on Netflix.) A price hasn’t been announced yet. The service is expected in late 2019 after Disney’s current deal with Netflix expires.
Live streaming TV service Fubo.TV is adding more NFL programming in time for the kick-off of the 2017-18 season. Through a new carriage agreement with NFL Media, NFL Network and NFL RedZone will be available to subscribers of Fubo.TV’s sports-first offerings. Starting this week, NFL Network joins the “Fubo Premier” base package. Available for $34.99 per month, Fubo Premier also […]