Broadcasting & Cable
Netflix Orders Series, Specials From ‘Fluffy’ Iglesias
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 20:47:36 GMT
Netflix is partnering with Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias on three projects: a multi-cam comedy series and a pair of stand-up specials. Iglesias is a successful stand-up comedian who enjoys an immense YouTube presence. In the comedy series, Mr. Iglesias, Iglesias plays a public high school teacher who ...
Amazon Renews Streaming Deal for Thursday NFL Games
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 20:40:04 GMT
The National Football League and Amazon renewed their deal to stream Thursday Night Football to Amazon Prime members worldwide for two more seasons. Amazon Prime will stream the 11 weeknight games that Fox will broadcast. Those games are also broadcast in Spanish on Fox Deportes and appear on cable ...
Democratic Sens. Want to Freeze FCC Media Decisions
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 20:10:14 GMT
Most of two dozen Democratic senators have written FCC Chairman Ajit Pai in an effort to leverage an upcoming court ruling to delay a decision on Sinclair's proposed purchase of Tribune TV stations and shorten the string on the chairman's broadcast deregulatory weed whacker. That came at about the ...
Marcy Etienne, VP & CFO for Graham Media Group, To Receive MFM's Distinguished CFO Award at Media Finance Focus 2018
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 19:31:25 GMT
Marcy Etienne, Vice President & Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Graham Media Group, has been selected to receive the Distinguished CFO Award from MFM, the Media Financial Management Association, and its BCCA subsidiary, which serves as the media industry’s credit association. The award, ...
FCC's Pai Won't Commit to Delaying Sinclair Decision for Court Ruling
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 19:01:17 GMT
FCC chair Ajit Pai wasn't predicting when the FCC's vetting of the Sinclair-Tribune deal would be complete, but suggested at a Hill hearing Thursday (April 26) that the FCC had not yet had a chance to fully evaluate it. Sinclair filed its latest, and expected to be last, amendment to the deal ...
Bill Cosby Found Guilty In Sexual Assault Trial
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 18:47:04 GMT
Entertainer Bill Cosby has been found guilty on three counts of aggravated indecent assault in a Montgomery County Pennsylvania court. The 80-year-old Cosby, an iconic entertainer and TV star over several decades, was convicted Thursday on three counts of aggravated indecent assault for drugging ...
VITEC’s EZ TV Video Wall Solution Wins Best of Show Award at the 2018 NAB Show
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 17:15:47 GMT
VITEC’s EZ TV IPTV and Digital Signage Platform With Video Wall Capabilities Recognized as Market-Leading Solution SUNNYVALE, Calif. — April 26, 2018 — VITEC, a worldwide leader in advanced video encoding and streaming solutions, today announced that the new EZ TV video wall processor, available ...
BBC America To Simulcast The BBC’s Coverage Of Prince Harry And Ms. Meghan Markle’s Royal Wedding On May 19
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 17:03:35 GMT
New York – April 26, 2018 – BBC AMERICA announced today that it will air the Royal wedding of HRH Prince Henry of Wales and Ms. Meghan Markle, as a live and direct simulcast of BBC ONE’s coverage. The historic event airs with limited commercial breaks as the centerpiece of a week of celebratory ...
Showtime Orders Fourth Season of ‘Billions’
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 17:00:00 GMT
Showtime has ordered season four of drama Billions. The series stars Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis as warring finance titans. Billions is created and executive produced by showrunners Brian Koppelman and David Levien, and was also created by Andrew Ross Sorkin. “Billions continues to build its ...
Seriesfest Announces Finalists Of “Storytellers Initiative,” Annual TV Festival’s Effort To Empower and Mentor Emerging Comedy Writers
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:41:46 GMT
Industry Creatives Participating in Two Day Mentoring Event Are Ed Lee, Scotty Landes, Claire Epstein, Stacy Rukeyser, and Ben York Jones Denver, CO-April 26, 2018—SeriesFest, the not-for-profit organization dedicated to showcasing the best and boldest emerging voices in television, in partnership ...
Sinclair Deal Shot Clock Still Paused
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:35:37 GMT
The FCC has had Sinclair's latest amended application for its Tribune purchase for more than a day and at press time had still not re-started the clock on its review of the deal, which has been paused since Jan. 4 on day 167. The clock has been stopped twice during the review, which has topped 300 ...
Reps. Square Off Over Online Censorship
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:26:51 GMT
Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and James Hines (D-Conn.) found themselves on the other side of the hearing room Thursday (April 26), testifying in the House Judiciary Committee about alleged online censorship of conservative speech. The hearing was on "Filtering Practices of Social Media ...
CPB Names Ombudsman
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:22:13 GMT
J-Lab founder Jan Schaffer, a Pulitzer Prize winner with the Philadelphia Inquirer, has been named to a three-year term as ombudsman for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. She will be responsible for "independently reviewing and reporting on issues concerning public media programming." She ...
Primetime Ratings: Fox Wins With Hearty ‘Empire’
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:00:29 GMT
Fox won the Wednesday ratings race, as Empire led the net to a 1.4 rating in viewers 18-49, and a 6 share. That beat the 1.0/4 that CBS put up. Empire did a 1.6 and Star a 1.2, both shows down a tenth of a point from last week. On CBS, Survivor rated a flat 1.6 and SEAL Team dropped 20% to 0.8, ...
Sound Designer/Composer Watson Wu Takes a Ride on the Wild Side to Capture Extreme Sound Effects for Action Film, Baby Driver
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 15:06:58 GMT
ATLANTA, GA, APRIL 26, 2018 - When the critically acclaimed action film, Baby Driver hit the big screen, audiences were treated to a buffet of heart pounding, in-your-face motor vehicle sound effects courtesy of Sound Designer/Composer Watson Wu. In order to capture the pristine vehicle sounds, Wu, ...
PBS SoCal, KCETLink Media Group Set Plans to Merge
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 15:01:53 GMT
KCETLink Media Group and PBS SoCal said Wednesday they have agreed to merge, pledging to produce more original programs for multiple channels and platforms addressing the diverse community. They reach more than 18 million people via PBS affiliate KOCE and KCET, and the merger returns KCET to the ...
Pixelogic Announces Digital Cinema Services
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 14:57:14 GMT
Pixelogic the innovative and fully integrated provider of localization and distribution services, has unveiled plans to deliver global digital cinema services this summer. The company will launch these services with a total of 12 projector-lit screening rooms within its Burbank and London ...
Paula Kaplan Joins Day At Viacom Digital Studios
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 14:56:39 GMT
Paula Kaplan has joined Viacom Digital Studio as executive VP of talent and development. Kaplan is returning to Viacom, where she was a 20-year veteran of Nickelodeon. Most recently she was chief talent officer and head of live content at Awesomeness TV, where she worked with Kelly Day, now ...
Artel Video Systems at BroadcastAsia2018
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 14:14:51 GMT
USA Pavilion Stand 4Q2-03 At BroadcastAsia2018, Artel will feature three integrated, end-to-end, IP-centric demo areas specifically designed to address customers’ growing requirements as they migrate toward all-IP or hybrid IP-SDI networks. Artel's exhibit will showcase the company’s expanding ...
Trump Administration Teeing Up Spectrum Policy 'Strategy'
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 14:12:19 GMT
The Trump Administration is working on a spectrum policy framework, according to the Administration's chief telecom policy advisor. At a meeting of the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee Wednesday (April 25), David Redl, head of the National Telecommunications & Information ...

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