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Scripps Launches Digital Lifestyle Portal

NEW YORK: ulive is a brand-new digital lifestyle video site and distribution platform from Scripps Networks Interactive, launched as a portal to curate content from brands such as HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network and Travel Channel. In addition to featuring content from Scripps' channel brands, ulive also features more than ...

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Full-Season Order for The Blacklist

UNIVERSAL CITY: NBC has given a full 22-episode commitment to its new fall hit The Blacklist starring James Spader. Announcing the order of an additional nine episodes, Jennifer Salke, the president of NBC Entertainment, noted, “The many layers of Red Reddington and his mysterious reasons for getting into bed with ...

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Simpsons Get 26th Season

BURBANK: FOX has renewed the global animated hit The Simpsons for a record 26th season, a week after season 25 premiered as Sunday's number one entertainment program in adults 18 to 49. “For more than a quarter of a century, The Simpsons has captured the hearts and minds of fans ...

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Content Television Signs Streaming Pact with Viewster

ZURICH: The VOD service Viewster has entered into an agreement with Content Television to exclusively stream a selection of programming in Europe and Australia. The agreement covers such shows as Millionaire Tour, Nuclear Family, The Booth at the End and the recently debuted British series Run. The pact makes a ...

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BabyFirst to Launch on AT&T U-verse

LOS ANGELES: BabyFirst has begun broadcasting on AT&T U-verse as part of the U-family and U300 packages. BabyFirst provides child development programming for babies and toddlers, as well as for their parents. The network teaches such topics as vocabulary, numbers, music, art and colors, among others. Through its launch on ...

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Slugterra Being Made into TV Movie

VANCOUVER: Nerd Corps Entertainment’s Slugterra is getting its own television movie, titled Slugterra: Ghoul from Beyond. Slugterra: Ghoul from Beyond will follow the plot of the animated series, which is broadcast globally on Disney XD and free TV. The one-hour film is currently in production. It is scheduled for release ...

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Disney Junior Gets First Original TV Movie

BURBANK: Production has started on Lucky Duck, which is scheduled to premiere in summer 2014 on Disney Junior in the U.S., later rolling out around the world. The music-filled animated adventure is the first original TV movie for the preschool-focused network. It features the voices of Christian Borle and Megan ...

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David Blaine Returns with New Prime-Time Special

BURBANK: David Blaine is bringing his signature brand of street magic back in a new prime-time special for ABC, David Blaine: Real of Magic, in which he interacts with celebrities such as Bryan Cranston, Ricky Gervais and Woody Allen. The special, which is set to air in November, sees Blaine ...

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Halle Berry Signs On for CBS Drama

LOS ANGELES: Academy Award-winner Halle Berry is set to star in Extant, a new drama from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television and CBS Television Studios that is scheduled for summer 2014 on CBS. The serialized drama will see Berry play an astronaut who returns home from a year-long solo mission in ...

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Telemundo Chief Exiting

NEW YORK: In another executive reshuffle at NBCUniversal, Emilio Romano is stepping down after just two years as the president of U.S. Hispanic broadcaster Telemundo. The news comes just shortly after Lauren Zalaznick, who recruited Romano to lead Telemundo following the departure of Don Browne, said she would be leaving ...

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