A group of sports leagues, unions and media organizations, including both NCTA - The Internet & Television Association and the National Association of Broadcasters, are asking federal lawmakers to offer risk insurance for businesses attempting to operate as the pandemic continues. Many insurance companies are not providing pandemic coverage, the coalition points out in a letter to Congress.
AMC Networks will share US streaming rights to "Mad Men" with Amazon Prime Video's IMDb TV under a deal with Lionsgate. The show will run exclusively on IMDb from July 15 to the first of October, when various AMC platforms will also begin carrying it.
Charter Communications' corporate unit is seeing stronger demand for products that support remote workers, such as software for virtual private networks. Companies are also providing Spectrum plans to telecommuting employees, either directly or via stipends.
Peacock has obtained streaming rights to an array of programs from Paramount's library, including "Ray Donovan" and "Everybody Hates Chris." The NBCUniversal streaming service will have non-exclusive rights to Paramount television shows as of its July 15 national debut, but "The Godfather" series and "Fatal Attraction" will be among a number of the studio's films exclusive to Peacock for limited periods.
FuboTV rates will reach $60 per month with the Aug. 1 addition of Disney's ESPN as well as college sports networks and ABC. The subscription streaming service dropped 11 channels owned by WarnerMedia, including TNT, TBS and CNN, on Wednesday.
Ford Motor Co. is working with Disney's ESPN, National Geographic Channel and ABC to introduce its 2021 Bronco SUVs under an arrangement that also includes streaming and digital elements. The automaker will unveil the Broncos in short films that all three outlets will carry shortly after 8 p.m. on the evening of July 13.
The three major cable news channels achieved double-digit ratings gains year-to-year during the last three months, Nielsen reported. Fox News came in on top, with a record 4.3 million viewers for "Tucker Carlson Tonight," while MSNBC finished second in total audience.
L'Oreal Group is following Estee Lauder into livestream shopping as the beauty industry adapts marketing during the coronavirus pandemic. Shopping platform Livescale has benefited from e-commerce partnerships, and livestreams often include tutorials, giveaways and shipping deals.
Charter Communications has added Kids Central, Inglés Para Todos, ¡HOLA! TV, Hogar de HGTV and Tarima TV to its Latino View TV and Spectrum Mi Plan Latino bundles. The channels, which start broadcasting at various points during July and August.
Several European Union nations said they will allow US television and movie production companies to resume filming, despite the EU ban on US travelers, if they meet stipulated coronavirus safety precautions. Film crews can enter the UK but face a two-week quarantine period.
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