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.
Head of the class: FOX earned its first “excellent” grade for a U.S. broadcast network, reports a new GLAAD TV study. It’s a big reversal from a failing grade in the first NRI report in back 2006 for the net that now includes Empire, until recently Glee and So You Think You Can Dance. “The […]
Kim Raver (24) is headed to Bones for a special story arc. Season 11 of the Fox drama premieres Thursday, October 1.
AOL’s upping its mobile game. The company announced that it’s buying mobile advertising company Millennial Media Inc. for about $250 million. Millennial sells mobile ads across numerous website and appsabout 65,000 apps total. And Millennial’s global network covers around 1 billion active users. AOL, itself owned by Verizon, is likely to ink its deal with […]
More Netflix news: Lady Dynamite, the upcoming series starring Maria Bamford, has rounded out its castand it’s a comedy-lover’s dream. Additions include Patton Oswalt, Ana Gasteyer, Jon Cryer, Sarah Silverman, Jenny Slate, and guest-star Tig Notaro. The series will be loosely based on Bamford’s life.
NeuLion struck a new multi-year agreement with UFC that will see the company power UFC.TV, including complete access to pay-per-view events. In addition, NeuLion is “leading the re-build and re-launch of the UFC’s over-the-top business – UFC Fight Pass.” “We are thrilled to continue our successful partnership with UFC,” said NeuLion CEO Dr. Kanaan Jemili. […]
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