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‘Meet the Peetes’ Bringing Reality, Diversity to Hallmark Channel

This past Sunday (Feb. 21), Hallmark Channel debut its first unscripted reality series, Meet The Peetes, which follows the lives of ex-NFL star Rodney Peete, actress Holly Robinson Peete and their family. The series drew a respectable 705,000 viewers in its premiere as the network looks to attract a younger, diverse audience. 

HBO, Netflix Score Surprises With Super Bowl Ads

Super Bowl LII produced an exciting upset on the field as the underdog Philadelphia Eagles overcame the defending champion New England Patriots in a 41-33 shootout. 

Four Trends In Play For Cable Sports

With ESPN today airing college football’s “Final Four” via the College Football Playoff, here are four things to look for in 2018 within the cable TV sports arena. While it’s virtually impossible to predict anything within a very fluid and uncertain TV sports marketplace that will be influenced by major business transactions (i.e.

It’s Game On for ESPN After Disney-Fox Deal

The Walt Disney Company’s acquisition Thursday (Dec. 14) of 22 regional sports networks as part of its whopping $52.4 billion all stock purchase of key 21st Century Fox programming assets has set the company up to score in both today’s linear TV environment as well as on a future direct-to-consumer field.

Golden Globes Nominations Spotlight Streaming Services

Golden Globe voters have a reputation of nominating new and buzzworthy shows, and this year they found most of these shows on over-the-top streaming services.

While HBO garnered the most 2018 Golden Globe Awards with 12, Netflix, Amazon and Hulu combined drew 15 nods, nearly double that of the four major broadcast networks, of which only two earned Globes nominations (NBC with 5 and ABC with 3).

When News Anchors Become the Story

Wednesday morning (Nov. 29) the world woke to the news that Today co-host Matt Lauer was fired due to alleged sexual misconduct in the workplace.

Netflix, Hulu Serve Up Scripted Series Premieres for Thanksgiving Holiday

The Thanksgiving holiday typically marks a respite from the launch of new scripted shows, providing an opportunity for viewers to catch up on all the series that premiered during this year's fall TV season.

Video streaming servies Hulu and Netlfix are bucking the trend, premiering new, high-profile series during a period where football games, movie marathons and holiday fare dominate the television schedule.

'Mike & Mike' Signs Off

This morning (Nov. 17) ESPN morning sports talk show Mike & Mike ended its run after nearly 18 years on the air. The weekday morning show hosted by Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic debuted on ESPN Radio in 2000 and has been simulcasted on ESPN2 since 2006.

What National Geographic Wants You to Know About 'The Long Road Home'

National Geographic tonight (Nov. 7) debuts it’s eight-part drama series The Long Road Home, which relives the 2004 "Black Sunday” ambush of a U.S. platoon in Bagdad during the Iraq War.

Smartphones Ring Big With Hispanic Women

Hispanic women are more apt to turn to their smartphones for information and entertainment than non-Hispanic women, according to a recent Nielsen report.

Hispanic women spend more than 22 hours a week using their smartphones for viewing videos, using apps or surfing the Internet, according to Nielsen’s Latina 2.0: Fiscally Conscious, Culturally Influential and Familia Forward report. That’s well above the nearly 19 hours adult women in general spend accessing media on their cellphones.