Showtime president: 'There may be too much good TV' venerdý, 14 Agosto 2015 - 01:32 PM - 3 Months, 2 ago - top stories - Topix Media The theme song for the annual rollout of fall and winter television shows could have been that cowboy classic "Home on the Range," where "seldom is heard a discouraging word" , "and the skies are not cloudy all day" . The marathon TCA meetings, which concluded Thursday, proved to be fun for the gathering of scores of TV critics and reporters.
'Sesame Street' picked up by HBO in 5-year deal venerdý, 14 Agosto 2015 - 09:07 AM - 3 Months, 2 ago - top stories - Topix Media Michelle Hickey, a Muppet wrangler, adjusts a book for Big Bird during a April 10, 2008, taping of "Sesame Street" in New York. Michelle Hickey, a Muppet wrangler, adjusts a book for Big Bird during a April 10, 2008, taping of "Sesame Street" in New York.
Shopping for back-to-school deals? It's all in the timing venerdý, 14 Agosto 2015 - 05:06 AM - 3 Months, 2 ago - top stories - Topix Media In this Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, file photo, Tori Smith, center, director of the Southwest Branch of the Boys and Girls Club in Wichita Falls, Texas, and employees of Academy Sports and Outdoors help several club members pick out new backpacks for school. To get the best back-to-school deals, experts say it's all in the timing.
Universal to help theaters showing 'Straight Outta Compton' pay for extra security venerdý, 14 Agosto 2015 - 01:01 AM - 3 Months, 2 ago - top stories - Topix Media Universal Pictures is offering to reimburse theaters for the costs of extra security for this weekend's launch of " Straight Outta Compton ," sources have confirmed to Variety. A Universal spokesperson said the studio is partnering with exhibitors who have requested support for their locations but could not comment on the issue of reimbursement, first reported by Wall Street Journal.
Apple Said to Delay TV Service to 2016 as Negotiations Stall giovedý, 13 Agosto 2015 - 08:44 PM - 3 Months, 2 ago - top stories - Topix Media Apple Inc. customers waiting for the company to revolutionize live television as it did for music and phone service will have to keep waiting, at least until next year. The company wanted to introduce this year a live TV service delivered via the Internet, but is now aiming for 2016, said people familiar with Apple's plans.
Bill Cosby accused by three more women giovedý, 13 Agosto 2015 - 04:28 PM - 3 Months, 2 ago - top stories - Topix Media Another day, another three women coming forward to accuse Bill Cosby of sexual misconduct, according to the New York Daily News. High profile attorney Gloria Allred is representing the three women, as well as other accusers.
Target will test grocery delivery giovedý, 13 Agosto 2015 - 08:11 AM - 3 Months, 2 ago - top stories - Topix Media Target Corp. plans to begin testing a grocery-delivery service soon as retail rivals stake out space in bringing food to customers' doorsteps. The Minneapolis-based retailer isn't offering many details about the effort, though the Star Tribune quotes Chief Marketing Officer Jeff Jones as saying a trial of the service will be offered "In the very near future."
Ailes to Trump: 'We resolve this now...or go to war' giovedý, 13 Agosto 2015 - 12:53 AM - 3 Months, 2 ago - top stories - Topix Media Fox News chairman Roger Ailes woke up Monday morning thinking that his network and Donald Trump's campaign had reached an understanding. After a weekend's worth of stressful phone calls, the tacit agreement -- he thought -- was that Trump would stop attacking Ailes' biggest television star, Megyn Kelly, in interviews and tweets.
Digital media hub Vox valued at $1B as NBCUniversal invests mercoledý, 12 Agosto 2015 - 11:46 PM - 3 Months, 2 ago - top stories - Topix Media NBCUniversal is investing $200 million in digital media company Vox Media, whose brands include news site Vox, food blog Eater, the sports-focused SB Nation and the tech blog Re/code. NBCUniversal, which is owned by Comcast Corp., said Wednesday that it hopes to build a partnership with Vox that involves collaborating on editorial content, advertising and technology.
Alibaba growth slowest in three years mercoledý, 12 Agosto 2015 - 07:36 PM - 3 Months, 2 ago - top stories - Topix Media Alibaba Group Holding Ltd's revenue for the three months ended June rose 28 percent, missing analysts' estimates, with growth slowing to its lowest rate in more than three years. China's biggest e-commerce company posted quarterly revenues of $3.27 billion, below an expected $3.39 billion, according to a Thomson Reuters SmartEstimate poll of 28 analysts.
New York probes allegations of inmates beaten after prison escape mercoledý, 12 Agosto 2015 - 03:05 PM - 3 Months, 2 ago - top stories - Topix Media Authorities are investigating allegations that guards beat and abused dozens of inmates in an upstate New York prison after the daring escape of two convicted killers in June, state corrections officials said Tuesday. The Department of Corrections and Community Supervision said it had been investigating for several weeks the allegations of prisoner abuse at the Clinton Correctional Center, which were first reported in the New York Times on Tuesday.
16-Year-Old Boy Killed In Paterson Hit-And-Run mercoledý, 12 Agosto 2015 - 06:33 AM - 3 Months, 2 ago - top stories - Topix Media CBS 2 CBS 2 is part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corp. and one of the largest network-owned station groups in the country. Latest Videos Eye On New York Dining Deals Tony's Table Links [...] WCBS 880 WCBS Newsradio 880 is one of the tri-state's most trusted sources for news and information.
Rdio enables saving of tracks from 500 live radio stations mercoledý, 12 Agosto 2015 - 02:14 AM - 3 Months, 3 ago - top stories - Topix Media Rdio, the music subscription service backed by Skype co-founder Janus Friis, is partnering to bring simulcasts of 500 traditional radio stations to its app in the U.S. The move is the next step in its partnership with station owner Cumulus Media Inc., which took a 15 percent stake in Rdio in 2013. By gaining access to data about what's playing on the Cumulus-owned stations, like KFOG in San Francisco or KLOS in Los Angeles, the app now allows users to pick favorite tracks and save them for later playback.
CW passed on 'Supergirl' before the series landed at CBS martedý, 11 Agosto 2015 - 09:56 PM - 3 Months, 3 ago - top stories - Topix Media Newcomer TV series "Supergirl" landed not at CW, home to fellow DC Comics series "Arrow" and "The Flash," but at CBS. Why? Precisely because CW already has those two shows and is adding "DC's Legends of Tomorrow" at midseason, network president Mark Pedowitz told a TV critics' meeting Tuesday.
Matt Ryan resurrects 'Constantine' for guest spot on 'Arrow' martedý, 11 Agosto 2015 - 08:56 PM - 3 Months, 3 ago - top stories - Topix Media In this July 13, 2014 file photo, Matt Ryan attends the NBC 2014 Summer TCA held at the Beverly Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Ryan is resuming his role on the short-lived NBC series ?Constantine,? for an upcoming episode of ?Arrow,? The CW network announced Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015.
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