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Daily Archives : Mar 26, 2015

L.A.’s Beloved ‘Dr. George’ Dies — Weatherman Was an Institution on L.A. Television

A former science teacher who became an L.A. television icon as a weatherman for almost two decades on KABC-TV, Dr. George Fischbeck has died. The Los Angeles Times reports that Fischbeck died early Wednesday morning at the Motion Picture &…

Upstart News Telecast Outperforms Fox News and CNN

Some perennial cable news heavyweights were beaten at their own game this week, when a program airing on the digital cable and satellite TV network TV One topped the numbers for CNN and Fox News in the key news demo….

CNN ‘Reimagines the TV News Experience’

As part of the industry-wide TV Everywhere initiative, CNN has rolled out a plan that brings its CNNgo service to more than 86 million homes and to Apple TV devices. “The CNNgo experience on Apple TV features the largest collection…

‘Empire’ Star Headed to ‘SNL’ — Guest Hosts and Musical Guests Announced

One of the stars of Fox’s hit freshman drama series “Empire” will appear as the guest host on an upcoming “Saturday Night Live.” TVLine reports that Taraji P. Henson is set to host the April 11 installment of the NBC…

‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Director Bails Out on the Franchise

The director of the hit film “Fifty Shades of Grey” wants nothing to do with subsequent productions in the potentially lucrative franchise. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sam Taylor-Johnson released a statement Wednesday saying: “While I will not be returning…

Are You Getting Starz for Free? Here’s Who’s Participating in the Pay Cabler’s Spring Preview, Which Launches Today

Premium channels Starz and Encore announced details about their upcoming free spring preview, which is being offered through selected cable, satellite and telco distributors starting today, March 26. Companies rolling out the service today include AT&T U-verse (March 26-29) and…

Starz Offers Spring Free Preview of Starz and Encore Premium Channels for Select Cable, Satellite and Telco Distributors

Press release from Starz, March 25, 2015: Starz is offering an exclusive free preview of STARZ and ENCORE programming through select cable, satellite and Telco affiliates in the United States beginning March 26 – just in time to catch up…

News One Now’s First Primetime Special Outperforms CNN and Fox News Among A25-54 in Time Period

Press release from TV One, March 25, 2015: TV One today announced that News One Now’s first-ever primetime news special, Mo’Nique: Uncensored, which premiered at 10PM/ET on Sunday, March 22, delivered a .24 P25-54 rating (144K) outperforming CNN’s Wonder List…

CNNgo Launches on Apple TV

Press release from CNN, March 25, 2015: CNN announced today the availability of CNNgo on Apple TV. As part of the industry-wide TV Everywhere initiative, CNNgo is now available in more than 86 million homes and to participating TV providers…

OWN Delivers Most-Watched Night in Network History

Press release from Oprah Winfrey Network, March 25, 2015: Oprah Winfrey Network posted its most-watched night in network history on Tuesday (3/24/15) garnering 3.5 million viewers for the season finale of “The Haves and the Have Nots” (9 p.m.) and…