ABC News is the first major news broadcaster to launch on the Apple TV, which will include free live hourly updates with no pay-TV subscription required. Live content will come from some of the network’s big players like Good Morning America, Nightline, 20/20 along with streams of breaking news, the daily White House press briefing and nine local news affiliates. Variety reports ABC News is skipping the authenticated step in order to reach a larger audience. “The idea of this is to put users in control of their news,” said Joe Ruffolo, SVP of ABC News Digital. Apple TV also updated to include apps from AOL On, PBS Kids, Flickr and Willow TV.
Skip a newsletter last week? “In Case You Missed It” rounds up the top stories in each of our three daily editions, so you can be up on the latest news, Cynopsis-style, in the worlds of linear, digital, sports and kids television. Enjoy! FLAGSHIP NBCUniversal joined Disney/ESPN and 21st Century Fox in rejecting Verizon FiOS’s contention […]
Fox’s Wayward Pines is officially premiering Thursday, May 14 at 9p simultaneously across 126 countries, but it’ll reach a lot of viewers before then – legally. The first episode became available free on demand at midnight last night on Fox on Demand, Fox.com, Fox Now and Hulu and participating pay-TV providers. The psychological thriller is […]
Ready for primetime: As the countdown continues to David Letterman’s last night as Late Show host on May 20, CBS will honor his 33-year career with a retrospective of interviews, top ten lists and stupid pet tricks in David Letterman: A Life on Television. Ray Romano, whose career got a big boost from a 1995 […]
Hulu struck an exclusive multi-year licensing deal with Turner Broadcasting System for the SVOD rights to previous seasons of Cartoon Network and Adult Swim series, as well as current and upcoming TNT and TBS shows. All episodes from past seasons of programs including TNT’s The Last Ship and Murder in the First will be available […]
AwesomenessTV is reaching for millennial moms with a new multi-channel network targeting the demographic, Awestruck. The MCN will debut later this year with original content airing on YouTube, Facebook video and Verizon Wireless’ upcoming video service. “Millennial moms are digitally savvy, globally conscious and defined by more than just motherhood, yet they are surprisingly underserved,” […]
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