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Cablevision to Target ‘Cord Cutters’ With Product Offers for a New Generation of Consumers

Press release from Cablevision, April 23, 2015: Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC) announced today the launch of new Internet-focused Optimum product offers that provide greater choice and flexibility for the ‘cord cutter’ and ‘cord never’ generation of connectivity-minded consumers. With…

‘SNL’ Closes Out 40th Anniversary Season With Three Star-Studded Shows

Press release from NBC, April 23, 2015: SNL kicks off the final three shows of the season with Scarlett Johansson making her fourth hosting appearance on May 2. Johansson reprises her role as Black Widow in the highly anticipated “Avengers:…

Syfy Reveals 2015 Summer Programming Schedule

Press release from Syfy, April 23, 2105: Syfy continues to roll out an ambitious slate of original programming, with its Summer 2015 programming schedule announced today. The slate includes two new scripted series: Killjoys, from the producers of Orphan Black,…

Nickelodeon Acquires Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen Library of Series, Movies and Specials

Press release from Nickelodeon, April 23, 2015: Nickelodeon is bringing the content library of beloved TV and style icons Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen to its screens through the acquisition of four series, seven TV movies and two music video…

20th Television and WiOffer Partner to Deliver 2nd Screen Engagement Experiences for Advertisers

Press release from 20th Television and WiOffer, April 22, 2015: 20th Television, a division of 20th Century Fox Television, announces a partnership with WiOffer, a New York based cross-platform mobile company, to deliver television advertisers 2nd Screen engagement experiences. WiO’s…

RTDNA Announces 2015 Regional Murrow Awards — Winners Advance to National Competition

Press release from RTDNA, April 23, 2015: RTDNA has announced the 2015 regional winners of the Edward R. Murrow Awards. The awards recognize the best electronic journalism produced by radio, television and online news organizations around the world. This year,…

74th Annual Peabody Award Winners — Announcing Documentary, Educational, Children’s and Public Service Programming Winners

Announcement from the Peabody Awards, April 23, 2015 (Noel Holston): An out-of-sight biography of James Brown and an out-of-this-world tour of the heavens were among the diverse documentary, education and public service winners of the 74th annual Peabody Awards announced…

ESPN’s 2015 ‘Monday Night Football’ Schedule — Eagles vs. Falcons and Vikings vs. 49ers in Season-Opening NFC Doubleheader on Sept. 14

Press release from ESPN, April 21, 2015: MNF Highlights: • Appearances by both Super Bowl teams – Seattle Seahawks vs. Lions (Oct. 5), and New England Patriots vs. Bills (Nov. 23). • Seven teams have two appearances each – Baltimore…

2015 NBC ‘Sunday Night Football’ Schedule Announced — 21-Game Slate Features 19 Prime-Time Regular-Season Games and 2 Postseason Games

Press release from NBC Sports, April 21, 2015: America’s No. 1 primetime television show gets “Back to Football” as NBC broadcasts 19 NFL games during the 2015 regular season, featuring: Tom Brady and the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots…

Ben Affleck’s Apology About Pressuring PBS Show To Not Mention that His Ancestors Owned Slaves [Posted on Affleck's Facebook Page on April 21, 2015]

After an exhaustive search of my ancestry for [the PBS show] “Finding Your Roots,” it was discovered that one of my distant relatives was an owner of slaves. I didn’t want any television show about my family to include a…