Sunday, January 16, 2022
Home / Top Stories (page 481)

Top Stories

Howard Stern Joins America’s Got Talent

UNIVERSAL CITY: Radio personality Howard Stern has confirmed his place on the judging panel of the NBC competition series America’s Got Talent, produced by FremantleMedia North America and Simon Cowell‘s Syco Television. Production of the live shows will be moving to New York, where Stern will continue to work on ...

Read More »

FX Orders More of The League

LOS ANGELES: FX has renewed its comedy series The League for a fourth season, ordering 13 additional episodes. The third season, which is currently airing, features an all-star lineup of guest stars, including Seth Rogen, Jeff Goldblum, Sarah Silverman, Ray Liotta, Will Forte and Eliza Dushku. The comedy follows a ...

Read More »

Media & Entertainment Giants Align for Anti-Piracy Push

WASHINGTON D.C.: Time Warner, Viacom, Disney, News Corporation and Sony are among the entertainment, sports and media companies that have come together to lobby Congress to pass two different bills aimed at curbing online piracy. Dozens of entertainment companies jointly sent an open letter to Congress yesterday urging the passage ...

Read More »

Modern Family, Boardwalk Empire Lead SAG TV Noms

LOS ANGELES: The comedy Modern Family garnered five nominations for the 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG), while in drama, last year’s winner, Boardwalk Empire, had another strong showing. Modern Family won last year’s SAG Award for ensemble comedy, and this year it faces off in the category with 30 ...

Read More »

Mark Burnett Teams with ACTV8 to Make Shows More Social

LOS ANGELES: Mark Burnett Productions is working with the technology firm ACTV8 to create customized second-screen experiences for upcoming TV shows to make programming more social. Viewers with an iPhone, iPad or Android device will be able to interact, socialize, consumer, share and participate in real time while watching their favorite ...

Read More »

SAG & AFTRA Plan New Merger Meetings

LOS ANGELES: The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) and Screen Actors Guild (SAG) have planned an unprecedented eight- or nine-day meeting to take place next month to discuss the details of a merger between the two unions. Called the Group for One Union, or G1, the groups ...

Read More »

Apple Leads Connected-TV Player Market

BOSTON: Strategy Analytics projects that the market for connected-TV players will reach nearly 12 million units worldwide this year, with Apple accounting for 4 million of those devices. The report, Connected TV Players: Another Battlefield in the Smart TV War, predicts that the global sales for streaming- or Internet-TV set-top boxes will ...

Read More »

BBC’s Mongrels Now on Hulu

NEW YORK: Seasons one and two of the BBC puppet comedy series Mongrels is now available to U.S. audiences through Hulu and Hulu Plus. BBC Worldwide America and Hulu partnered to bring British comedy to the U.S., following the U.S. debut of the hit sci-fi series Misfits. Mongrels was created, ...

Read More »

Elizabeth Guider Reports: NATPE 2012 Scene Setter

NEW YORK: The accent for the 49th annual NATPE confab will be squarely on the “expanding eco-system” of content creation worldwide, and the fact that the television business, both in the U.S and abroad, is holding up considerably better than the fragile global economy would suggest. “In some ways we’re ...

Read More »

U.S. Nets & AFTRA Reach New Pact

LOS ANGELES: The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) has reached an agreement with the four major U.S. broadcasters on a new network TV code deal, which covers all programming except scripted prime-time shows. AFTRA members and ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX and other producers signed a three-year pact. ...

Read More »