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Daily Archives : Sep 10, 2019

WarnerMedia Names New Distribution Chiefs for HBO, HBO Max and Turner Channels

WarnerMedia named two company veterans to oversee distribution for HBO, the Turner channels and the new HBO Max streaming service. Variety reports that Sofia Chang and Rich Warren were named presidents of WarnerMedia Distribution. The report notes that the appointments…

Fox News’ Harris Faulkner on the 2020 Election, Trump’s Criticism of Fox News Channel and More

Fox News Channel host Harris Faulkner’s weekday program “Outnumbered Overtime” has been beating her broadcast competition, and Faulkner discussed the show’s success — along with a range of topics including the 2020 presidential election and Donald Trump’s criticism of FNC…

Mark Cuban Sells Majority Stake in HDNet

A majority stake in Mark Cuban’s HDNet, the parent company of U.S. TV networks AXS TV and HDNet Movies, was purchased by Canada-based Anthem Sports & Entertainment and entertainer Steve Harvey, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Terms of the deal…

NBC Series Renewed

NBC announced today that it has renewed the series that is reportedly the No. 1 most watched new alternative series of the summer. The network picked up “Songland” for a second season. The show enables viewers to immediately download or…

CBS Unveils Plans for Live Broadcast of ACM Awards

CBS rolled out plans today for the “55th Academy of Country Music Awards,” which the network will broadcast live from Las Vegas on Sunday, April 5, 2020. Billed as “Country Music’s Party of the Year,” the ceremony will take place…

David E. Kelley Developing Stephen King Series

A new Stephen King TV project from David E. Kelley and “Lost’s” Jack Bender has landed at Spyglass Media Group’s TV division in what Deadline describes as a competitive situation. The project is a limited series based on King’s latest…

Apple Takes Wraps Off Its New Streaming Service — Including Price, Rollout Date and Content

Apple released details today about its upcoming streaming service, which will carry a monthly subscription price of $4.99 and will come with a seven-day free trial. The Apple TV+ service, which launches Nov. 1 in more than 100 countries and…

What the ‘Desperate Housewives’ Creator Told the Judge About Felicity Huffman in College Admissions Case

Marc Cherry, the creator of “Desperate Housewives,” provided information to the judge presiding over the college admissions cheating case involving one of the former stars of Cherry’s show, Felicity Huffman. Deadline reports that Cherry provided a letter of support for…

Media Companies, Ad Agencies Ask Congress to Override State Privacy Laws

The chief executive officers of 51 companies, including AT&T, Amazon, Comcast and the Interpublic Group, have asked Congress to pass a federal privacy law that would pre-empt state laws, including new privacy measures in California, MediaPost reports. In a letter…

Mattel Releases Unusual Barbie Doll

The new Barbie doll from toymaker Mattel is a bit of a departure for the wildly successful and usually more sunny doll line. CNN reports that the Dia de los Muertos Barbie, or Day of the Dead Barbie, has “flowers…