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Holiday TV: New musicals, romcoms, specials arrive in flurry

Dec. 01, 2022 11:18 AM EST

It’s December and pretty much every network and streaming service seemingly has a show aimed at spreading holiday cheer. For those looking to skip re-runs of Christmases past, there’s a bounty of fresh shows and specials targeted to traditionalists, romantics and family friendly entertainment....

Speed Sport to launch motorsports television channel in 2023

Dec. 01, 2022 07:02 AM EST

One of the oldest motorsports publications in the United States has partnered with a network development group to launch a television channel dedicated to racing in 2023. Speed Sport, which began as National Speed Sport News in 1934, announced its deal Thursday with Obsession Media...

Viewers head to Weather Channel for Hurricane Ian coverage

Oct. 04, 2022 22:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Weather Channel reached its biggest audience in five years last week when Hurricane Ian made its destructive landfall in western Florida. The average audience of 3.4 million people last Wednesday was more than any other day for the network since Hurricane Harvey...

The Newsy news network is rebranding itself as Scripps News

Sep. 29, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The E.W. Scripps Co. is renaming its Newsy news network as part of a corporate restructuring designed to create a more focused national news division. Newsy, a news network seen largely online and through streaming services, will be rechristened Scripps News on Jan....

Network nightly newscasts morph, adapt for the streaming age

Sep. 28, 2022 12:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For more than half a century, ABC, CBS and NBC have aired evening newscasts each weeknight on television. This fall, the competition has spread to another medium. The launch of John Dickerson's “CBS News Prime Time” in September means that all three news...

NFL on Prime Video latest foray by leagues into streaming

Sep. 14, 2022 21:36 PM EDT

Roger Bennett remembers calling his father in Liverpool, England, and having his father hold the phone next to the television so he could experience his beloved Everton in the FA Cup semifinals. To say those days are long, thankfully gone, is an understatement. Technology, streaming...

Peak TV bonanza complicates Emmy goal of honoring the best

Sep. 09, 2022 14:03 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Eager to root for viewer favorites “Yellowstone,” “NCIS” or “Young Sheldon" during the Emmy Awards? Save your breath. They and other ratings successes failed to make a dent in nominations for Monday's ceremony. Instead, the haul went to shows that are...