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.
Corus Entertainment and Bento Box Entertainment formed new animation production company Bento Box Canada, based in Toronto. The joint venture follows the company’s multiyear deal to develop and produce original primetime animated series for Corus networks targeting the 18-34 demographic, to be distributed internationally by Bento Box. Bento Box Canada will operate from the technical […]
Season three of The Big Interview returns to AXS TV on October 20 at 8p. Hosted by Dan Rather, the series features exclusive, in-depth discussions with big names in music, film, and television, beginning with this season’s openers, rock’n’rollers Ann and Nancy Wilson of the band Heart. Also on the roster this season is Patti […]
Looks like the Oculus Rift might set you back a bit. According to Oculus founder Palmer Luckey, the Rift will likely cost a pretty penny when it’s launched. At the Oculus Connect development conference, Luckey said that the device will run more than $350, the general price that was often mentioned when the device was […]
It’s official: Jack Dorsey is a real boy. The word “Interim” has been lopped off the Twitter co-founder’s title; he will now serve as the company’s permanent CEO. Dorsey’s got quite the mammoth workload ahead of him: He’s also the CEO of the mobile payments company Square, and he plans to do both jobs simultaneously. […]
With clubs locked in, Major League Baseball unveiled start times for early round games. ESPN opens up the action with Astros/Yankees tonight at 8p, while TBS spotlights Cubs/Pirates on Wednesday. Division Series games will open the round when the Rangers/Blue Jays face off starting Thursday at either 3:37p or 4:07p, depending on the winner of […]