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Watch ABC — what is the future of cable TV apps?
The Watch ABC app has been a hit in markets such as NYC, because it allowed anyone to stream live TV from their local affiliates. You did not need to have cable or satellite, you could freely watch as much of ABC as you wanted. Unfortunately, that has changed. Also this could be a sign of things to come in the TV apps space.
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Apple said to near Time Warner Cable deal for TV programs
Apple Inc. is nearing a deal with Time Warner Cable Inc. to give subscribers of the cable television service access to channels via Apple TV, people with knowledge of the negotiations said.
SMG Multicultural makes upfront buy on NuvoTV
Broadcasting & Cable via Multichannel News
Jennifer Lopez's NuvoTV has done a charter upfront advertising deal with the multicultural arm of Starcom MediaVest Group. The media buy — the value of which was not disclosed — covers many SMG clients and includes both traditional commercial buys as well as customized marketing packages.
So what do you do, Stephen Hill, BET president of programming and specials?
L.A. is already a busy town full of beautiful people, and it's made even busier and more beautiful in the week leading up to the "BET Awards." At the crux of the increasing pomp and anticipation before the show is Stephen Hill who, for the better part of a decade, has designed programming for Black Entertainment Television, the network behind the event.
Univision morning show may be an awakening for big networks
Los Angeles Times
On the set of Univision's live morning show, the hosts don goofy wigs to sing and perform outlandish skits, while a Chihuahua named Honey Berry scampers underfoot. "She almost got stepped on this morning," a Univision executive said as the dog, which has its own Twitter account, disappeared behind sound equipment.
Upcoming NAMIC events
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. Additional honorees include Bill Duke, Hollywood Veteran Producer and Director & Vincent Cordero, EVP and GM, Fox Deportes. Space is limited!
Members, $75; nonmembers, $100. Register here
NAMIC-Southern California Speed Mentoring
5:30-8 p.m. July 18 — Sony Pictures Plaza Building, Culver City, Calif.
NAMIC-Southern California Chapter and Sony Pictures Entertainment invite you to attend an exclusive speed mentoring and networking event July 18.
Members, $50; nonmembers, $75. Register here.
27th Annual NAMIC Conference
Oct. 8-9 — New York Marriott Marquis, N.Y.
Early registration prices: $1,275 members; $1,550 nonmembers — until Aug. 1 when prices increase. Register here.
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'BET Awards' hit 4-year ratings high, rules as the day's No. 1 program
BET’s annual kudocast "The BET Awards" hit a four-year ratings high — topping all its broadcast and cable competition on the night in both demos and total viewers.
'Being Mary Jane' premiere: Did Gabrielle Union reel you for more 'Talk Back' in 2014?
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Gabrielle Union stars as Mary Jane Paul on "Being Mary Jane," a new BET show about a cable news journalist. The show premiered as a 90-minute movie recently and will return for eight episodes starting in January 2014. In a video preview, Union does an interview in character, saying that as the person who is used to doing the interviews, she's a little nervous not to be in control.
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HBO to air Mike Tyson stage show
HBO will air former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson's one-man stage show later this year. "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth," directed by filmmaker Spike Lee, will tape in New York this July, according to network officials.
Traditional media influences Hispanic shoppers purchase decisions
Each year, the United States of America celebrates July 4 as the birth of our nation. The founding fathers risked their lives as they fought to create this new country. This July 4 will be celebrated around towns large and small, in cities and villages. Flags, parades and marching bands will highlight Main Street in town, villages and cities large and small.
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