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Apple TV carrying HBO and ESPN streaming content
Apple Inc. is adding sports, movies and shows from Time Warner Inc.'s HBO Go and Walt Disney Co.'s ESPN network to Apple TV., one of its biggest expansions of programming since the product debuted in 2007.
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FCC nominee Tom Wheeler touts telecom industry ties
The Washington Post
President Barack Obama's pick to head the Federal Communications Commission told Senate lawmakers that his decades of heading lobbying groups will bring important business sensibilities to the oversight of a communications industry undergoing a massive technological transition.
NBA Finals viewership drops to 2009 levels
Beverly Hills Courier
ABC's coverage of the generally one-sided NBA Finals is drawing its smallest viewership since 2009, but still averaging millions more viewers than any other prime-time television programming. The three games between June 10 and Sunday were the only primetime programs to average more than 12 million viewers and made ABC the most-watched network for the second consecutive week, according to live-plus-same-day figures released by Nielsen.
South Florida viewers to get CNN Latino — for free
For the first time, South Florida viewers will be able to see Spanish-language programming produced by the Cable News Network delivered for free via a broadcast signal. Come August, CNN Latino Miami will be broadcast on TV's Channel 11 and also on basic cable.
P Diddy set to launch Revolt TV
Sean "P Diddy" Combs is to launch a cable music channel, Revolt TV, which he claims will be the "first channel of the social media age" and fill the gap left by MTV after it stopped playing music videos seven years ago.
Upcoming NAMIC events
NAMIC-Mid-Atlantic 2013 Technology Showcase
6-9 p.m. June 20 — Discovery Communications.
An interactive technology showcase with top companies who are on the cutting edge of technological innovations. A panel discussion with a diverse group of industry professionals, moderated by Nicole Eley-Carr, Manager of Digital Content Strategy, PBS. Contact Pam Ford at 202-222-2356 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Free for members; $25 nonmembers. Register here
NAMIC-Philadelphia — A Celebration of Music and Art in White at Barnes with Old School 100.3 and The Barnes Foundation
6-10 p.m. June 21 — The Barnes Foundation.
Join us for a panel discussion on the impact of The Sound of Philadelphia/Black Music on American culture from 6:30-7:45 p.m. with a live mixer featuring DJ Jay Ski Live from 8-10 p.m. Food, beverages available for purchase.
$25; nonmembers, $30.
NAMIC-Atlanta — The Battle For The Living Room: The TV Wars
5:30-7 p.m. June 27 — The Weather Channel
Many marquee and startup tech companies have designs on disrupting the TV space dominated by cable, but it has been a battle for the gurus at Microsoft, Google, Apple, Amazon, Sony and others.
Members, $25; student members, free. Nonmembers, $35; student nonmembers, $10. Register here
The 19th Annual NAMIC Vision Awards — A Celebration of Multicultural Contributions in the Media Industry
6-10 p.m. July 11 — Pacific Design Center, L.A.
Presented in collaboration with Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News. Individual tickets $250. Group tickets preferred package is priced at $3,500 and includes 10 tickets, special acknowledgement and logo recognition on event materials. Register here
27th Annual NAMIC Conference
Oct. 8-9 — New York Marriott Marquis, New York.
Early registration open June 24.
'Sullivan & Son' reintroduces itself to cable
The Detroit News
There was a curious title for the second-season premiere of TBS's "Sullivan & Son." It's called "The Pilot, One More Time." Set in a Pittsburgh bar and starring Pittsburgh native Steve Byrne, the show aims to restate its premise for the benefit of viewers who might have missed Byrne's first take at his Asian-American/Irish heritage in the show's 10-episode first season.
Hulu exclusive series, 'East Los High,' on point with Latino youth
It's been decades since the self-created Latin Explosion first came into mainstream conscientiousness. Since Tommy Mottola, who has been credited for engineering the movement, helped launch the careers of Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias and Marc Anthony into the mainstream market, everyone has been waiting for a huge payoff.
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Producer Eva Longoria's show 'Devious Maids' debuts with debate
Tampa Bay Times
Imagine a major TV outlet debuting a soap opera-style drama about five young, contemporary, beautiful African-American women. Who work as maids. Then try to imagine the NAACP, Urban League and Will Smith standing up to defend the program, saying it was an important look into the lives of black servants that would give great roles to black actresses.
Minority parents see benefits in kids' TV time
Minority preschoolers may watch more TV in part because their parents see more benefit to it and also because of socioeconomics, a study suggested. African-American children spent almost 3.5 hours more time in front of the TV per week than non-Hispanic white kids.
Fewer junk food ads on Spanish-language TV
Advertisements for nutritionally poor quality food were significantly more common on English-language television versus Spanish-language television, researchers reported. Food advertisements in English-language children's television aired more than three times as often as ads on Spanish-language programming (3,179 versus 1,037), with significantly more fast food and other poor-nutritional-quality foods appearing in those English-language programs.
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