NBCUniversal Gives Peacock Prime Olympics Rights
Streaming - Television

NBCUniversal is giving its Peacock streaming service live streaming rights to some of the most high-profile events from the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. The company says that Peacock will stream men’s ...

Hollywood Reporter
June 24, 2021

How Streaming Became the Companion to Theater-Built Mega-Franc...
Streaming - Television

As streaming encroaches on the theatrical window, the overwritten notion by the media during the pandemic has been that cinema is dead. When it comes to streamers, however, the truth is they still ca...

Deadline
June 24, 2021

CNN to Cover July 4th From Coast-to-Coast
Television

As the nation continues to move toward a return to normal, CNN will celebrate the reopening of the country with a special, live July 4th prime-time program featuring fireworks displays from coast-to-c...

CNN
June 24, 2021

ZAG Grows LatAm Licensing with New Hire
Streaming - Television

ZAG continues to grow its LatAm licensing team with the appointment of Melisa Fuhr as licensing and retail director of South America. In the newly created role, she will lead ZAG’s IMC licensing age...

Kidscreen
June 23, 2021

Netflix, Disney Plus, Amazon Face ‘Tightening Regulation’ ...
Television

The U.K. government will “consider tightening regulation of video-on-demand services such as Netflix, Disney Plus and Amazon Prime Video,” the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCM...

Variety
June 23, 2021

Productions Prepare for Post-COVID Travel Boom
Television - Theatrical

For many in Hollywood, it’s time to get ready for the red-eye again. As Hollywood emerges from the COVID bubble, showrunners and other industry professionals are preparing for the return to frequen...

Variety
June 23, 2021

Pluto TV Takes a Different Approach to Streaming
Streaming - Television

During the pandemic, I finally bought a television. Maybe you did too. It’s not that I didn’t watch things constantly prior to this — “I don’t own a TV” went from just a snobbish thing to ...

Vulture
June 22, 2021

Netflix Expands Childrens Animation Slate
Streaming - Television

Netflix will expand its children’s animation programming slate with the addition of A Tale Dark & Grimm, Dogs In Space and Super Giant Robot Brothers. The first in the trio of animated series i...

Deadline
June 22, 2021

Emmys to Allow Winners to Remove Gender-Specific Terms from St...
Television

The Emmy Awards will allow "Actress" and "Actor" winners to be called "Performers," the Television Academy has announced. According to the official Emmys website: "No performer category titled 'Actor...

CNN
June 22, 2021

The Simpsons x Sugarfina Candy Collab Is Worth Having a Cow Ov...
CPG - Television

Sugarfina has exciting news for sweet-toothed “The Simpsons” fans. The fancy candy maker has just announced a new collab with the ultra-long-running animated television show, introducing a new li...

Foodnetwork.com
June 21, 2021

One-Quarter of U.S. TV time is Spent Watching Streaming Servic...
Streaming - Television

The majority of Americans are still spending their screen time watching network and cable television, but streaming is gaining steam, according to new data from research firm Nielsen. Nielsen, known ...

CNBC
June 18, 2021

Discovery Lands Multiple Licensing Deals for Shark Week
Fashion - Streaming - Television - Toys

As Shark Week lurks around the corner, merchandising partners are looking to take a big bite of this Discovery program’s hype with releases of apparel, accessories, toys, food, and more. Veteran pa...

The Toy Book
June 16, 2021

Wendy’s Expands Partnership with Rick And Morty
Beverages - Dining - Streaming - Television

Wubba Lubba Grub Grub! Wendy's and Adult Swim's Rick and Morty are back at it again, annoucing year two of a wide-ranging partnership tied to the Emmy Award-winning hit series' fifth season, premierin...

QSR Magazine
June 15, 2021

Discovery CEO on Revenue Being Up Amid Viewership Declines
Streaming - Television

It’s tough to understand why dwindling TV ratings are not having a negative impact on advertising revenues. Discovery’s David Zaslav, one of the brightest CEOs in the business, doesn’t quite get...

The Wrap
June 15, 2021

Disney & Starz Conflict Over the Launch of Star+
Streaming - Television

Disney is set to launch its standalone Star+ streaming service in Latin America in August, but Starz has filed complaints in Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina alleging Disney is infringing on its brand id...

The Verge
June 11, 2021

Reebok & Hasbro Collab on Power Rangers Sneakers
Fashion - Television

After announcing its forthcoming collection with Hasbro, Reebok has another sneaker collaboration dropping soon. Next up for the athletic company is a new multi-shoe capsule designed in collab with t...

Footwear News
June 11, 2021

Blue’s Clues & You
Opportunities - Television

Everyone is invited to play with Blue, a preschool-aged puppy with a clue... three, actually! Each day, Blue leaves paw prints on three objects arond her house to communicate what activity she wants t...

Nickelodeon
June 11, 2021

‘Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ Says Goodbye, Ending an ...
Streaming - Television

When “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” premiered in 2007, production didn’t have the budget to provide hair and makeup. Fast forward through 20 seasons and nine spinoffs that spanned an addition...

Variety
June 10, 2021

Wawa to Mark ‘Mare of Easttown Day’ with New Cheesesteak
Dining - Retail - Streaming - Television

For all the love Wawa has gotten thanks to the HBO hit TV show “Mare of Easttown,” the popular Pennsylvania convenience store chain is giving a little back. To celebrate its newest store opening ...

Associated Press
June 10, 2021

Sesame Workshop Introduces New Documentary Series “Throu...
Press Releases - Streaming - Television

NEW YORK, June 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit behind Sesame Street and decades of award-winning educational programming, today announced its first documentary series Thro...

Earl Schultz
June 10, 2021

Cable News Preps For Streaming Future
Streaming - Television

Cable news channels are at a tipping point. Fox News, CNN and MSNBC are coming off a record-smashing news year, propelled by a wild 2020 election (and its aftermath), not to mention an ongoing pandemi...

Hollywood Reporter
June 9, 2021

Jimmy Fallon Teams With DreamWorks Animation to Adapt Preschoo...
Streaming - Television

Jimmy Fallon is turning his bestselling children’s books into an animated series with DreamWorks Animation. The “Tonight Show” host will executive produce the preschool series based on his two ...

The Wrap
June 9, 2021

Apple is Building Video and Music Sharing into FaceTime
Streaming - Tech - Television

Apple is bringing video and music sharing to FaceTime through a feature it's calling SharePlay. Using SharePlay, people will be able to watch or listen to content in sync with everyone else on the cal...

The Verge
June 8, 2021

Cartoon Network Orders its First African Superhero Series
Television

Cartoon Network Africa has greenlit Garbage Boy and Trash Can, its first-ever domestic superhero series. Created by Nigerian animator Ridwan Moshood, the 10 x 2.5-minute comedy-driven toon is about a...

Kidscreen
June 8, 2021

Rick & Morty, Superman Join Fortnite’s Latest Seaso...
Gaming - Television

Epic Games is teasing Rick and Morty content for Fortnite alongside something that seems to indicate Superman is coming to the game as well. Both the Rick and Morty tease and the Superman tease come ...

IGN
June 8, 2021

Abu Dhabi Aims to Become Media Industry Hub With $6 Billion In...
Streaming - Television - Theatrical

Abu Dhabi is stepping up efforts to become a global media and entertainment industry hub as part of a drive to diversify its oil-based economy. The oil-rich capital of the United Arab Emirates has co...

Variety
June 8, 2021

MTV VMA’s Returning to NYC in September
Music - Television

MTV have announced that their annual Video Music Awards (VMAs) will return to New York City for the 2021 ceremony on Sunday, September 12th, airing live from Brooklyn's Barclays Center. The 2020 VMAs...

Yahoo
June 8, 2021

Blue’s Clues’ Hosts Animated Pride Parade with Nin...
Television

Hit Nick Jr. children's TV show "Blue's Clues" has enlisted a former contestant from "RuPaul's Drag Race" to help teach kids and their families about Pride Month. In a singalong animated video, drag ...

MSN
June 7, 2021

Disney, Netflix and Tech Titans Team Up to Fight the Climate C...
Streaming - Tech - Television

Some of the world's largest companies are joining forces to accelerate efforts to fight the climate crisis. Amazon, Disney, Google, Microsoft, Netflix, Salesforce, Unilever and Workday launched an al...

CNN
June 4, 2021

WarnerMedia & Discovery Lay Out Next Steps for Merger
Streaming - Television - Theatrical

Warner Bros. Discovery is planning to focus on "pure play" content, and HBO Max has rolled out its AVOD tier. WarnerMedia and Discovery have revealed the moniker for their post-merger entity, and a...

Kidscreen
June 3, 2021

Former eOne exec Takes Over Preschool Content at BBC
Streaming - Television

BBC Children’s has hired Kate Morton as its new head of commissioning and acquisitions for the zero to six audience. Morton is currently wrapping things up as content strategy director of family bra...

Kidscreen
June 3, 2021

Inflation Hits Hollywood as Production Costs Skyrocket
Television - Theatrical

Insiders say key supplies needed to build sets have shot up 10 percent in recent months as studios grapple with ballooning budgets: "Supply-chain shortages caused us to alter the way we build our stag...

Hollywood Reporter
June 2, 2021

The Food That Build America
Opportunities - Television

The series that introduced the world to the titans that invented…innovated…and propagated - The Food That Built America is back. For generations of Americans, food entrepreneurs like Milton Hershe...

A+E
May 28, 2021

Paramount TV Chief Nicole Clemens Likely to Oversee Paramount ...
Streaming - Television - Theatrical

Paramount Television Studios head Nicole Clemens is emerging as the likeliest candidate to oversee Paramount Plus’ original scripted programming amid a broader streaming content leadership shakeup a...

Variety
May 28, 2021

2020-21 TV Season Rankings In a Year Like No Other
Television

On the last day of the turbulent 2020-21 television season amidst a year of pandemic and programming chaos, we have once again learned you don’t tug on Superman’s cape, you don’t spit into the w...

Deadline
May 27, 2021

Discovery Channel Reality Show to Send Winner to Space
Television

The Discovery Channel is creating a reality TV show where the winner will receive an all-inclusive trip to the International Space Station. The show is called "Who Wants to Be an Astronaut?" and as t...

IGN
May 27, 2021

How Will Amazon Run MGM?
Streaming - Television - Theatrical

Is the tech giant buying the venerable studio mostly for its vast library or does it want to supercharge the studio's production capabilities? The blockbuster acquisition, assuming it passes regulato...

Hollywood Reporter
May 26, 2021

Amazon Buys MGM for $8.45 Billion
Streaming - Television - Theatrical

James Bond has a new home: Amazon and MGM announced a definitive merger agreement under which Amazon will acquire MGM for $8.45 billion. MGM, founded in 1924, complements Amazon Studios, which has pr...

Variety
May 26, 2021

Disney Plans to Close 100 Channels this Year
Streaming - Television

CEO Bob Chapek (pictured) announced that Disney will shutter 100 more international TV channels in 2021 during a virtual Q&A at the J.P. Morgan Global Technology, Media and Communications conferen...

Kidscreen
May 26, 2021

Tonys Will Air on Paramount+ as CBS Sets “Broadway’...
Live Entertainment - Music - Streaming - Television

The long-delayed Tony Awards will air primarily on Paramount Plus on Sept. 26, but certain key awards will be handed out as part of a celebration of theater that will air on the streaming service and ...

Variety
May 26, 2021

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