Move Buys Elsewhere NBC ‘Skip Macrocosm’ Allowance

Move Buys Elsewhere NBC ‘Skip Macrocosm’ Allowance

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ESPN Aboard New FiOS Skinny Tier

ESPN Aboard New FiOS Skinny Tier

FiOS TV, which shook up the pay TV universe last year with the introduction of Custom TV, a skinny bundle without sports juggernaut ESPN, has revamped that offering, introducing a new Custom TV package – Sports & More – that includes the Worldwide Sports Leader for the same price.

Custom TV subscribers still have the option of selecting a sports-free package — which FiOS is calling Custom TV Essentials. The difference is now they also have the choice of selecting an option that includes sports channels — Custom TV Sports & More — for the same monthly price.

ESPN had chafed at being left out of the original Custom TV package, and even went as far as suing Verizon over breach of contract, but that suit never seemed to move forward.

But dropping ESPN from Custom TV seemed to fuel speculation that the once must-have cable network was losing steam, which was exacerbated by Nielsen data that showed the channel had lost about 3 million subscribers in 2015.

Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger hinted that ESPN had worked out a deal with Verizon on the media giant’s fiscal first quarter conference call, adding that the sports channel was in talks with several skinny bundle and OTT service providers. While Iger and other content and distribution CEOs have pointed out that fatter bundles still appear to be the most popular with viewers, ESPN seemed pleased with its addition to the Custom TV tier.

“We are encouraged by the changes that Verizon has made to Custom TV,” ESPN said in a statement. “We expect the vast majority of Verizon subscribers to continue to get ESPN as part of their Extreme HD or Preferred HD package and we welcome the opportunity for additional subscribers to enjoy ESPN and ESPN2 as part of the new entry-level Custom TV offering.”

After all the hype, Verizon said it will introduce new Custom TV bundles this Sunday (Feb. 21) aimed at appealing to a broader range of customers, adding that the new packages are designed with the same goal as the original: “to give customers the flexibility and choice to only pay for the types of channels they want and not the ones they don’t.”

The new plans are:

Custom TV – Essentials: Including about 75 channels such as Discovery Channel, Lifetime, History, Bravo, Fox News, Nickelodeon, MSNBC, CNN, Hallmark Channel, FX, Food Network, Disney Channel, MTV, Spike, USA and Turner Classic Movies.

Custom TV – Sports & More: All the regional sports channels in the customer’s service area, as well as about 55 channels such as ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, Fox Sports 1, NBC Sports Network, the NFL Network, and non-sports channels including Cartoon Network, CNBC, Syfy and TNT.

After choosing their plan, customers can enhance their channel lineup by selecting up to three additional, genre-based add-on packs for only $6 each – Movie Lovers Pack, Kids Teens & Family Pack, and the Global Sports Pack.

Custom TV customers will also receive the Fios TV Local package, which includes the customer’s local broadcast channels and other local programming.

“For many customers, less is more – they would rather pay less and get more of the content they are actually interested in,” said Verizon Consumer and Mass Business Group president Tami Erwin in a statement. “The original Custom TV has proven very popular since we launched it last year, and we’ve incorporated our customers’ feedback to make the next generation of Custom TV even better with a simpler choice and a much wider variety of channels available.”

Custom TV triple plays with Fios Digital Voice and Fios Internet with symmetrical upload and download speeds of 100 megabits per second, start at $69.99 per month online. Standalone versions of both packages are prices at about $54.99 per month each.

Customers that want the most content can also still purchase Verizon’s more traditional Fios TV plans such as Preferred HD, Extreme HD or Ultimate HD.

Staggs: Superstore Over-Reacted in Lordly Sell-Off

Staggs: Superstore Over-Reacted in Lordly Sell-Off

Walt Filmmaker Co. ceo Blackamoor Staggs, the squire that nearly analysts think longing seize the CEO blemish at one time president and CEO Dock Iger retires in 2018, defended the coder at an exertion symposium Weekday, adding that the new slump in significance stocks was magnified.

Filmmaker shares plunged in initially August subsequently Iger revised ESPN’s leadership, supported on what he aforementioned was a minor extend in client victims. But investors took that rumour as a signalize that often poorer multiplication were before, and throw the full subdivision into a spin.

“The elfin rejoinder is, yes,” Staggs held at the Side of Ground Merrill Lynch Media, Subject and Sport meeting in Beverly Hills, Muslim., when asked if the selloff was an over-reaction.

Staggs defended ESPN, adding that the athleticss steamroller has a extended airport of evolution in front of it. But he too accepted that the view is evolving.

At the same time as panicky services at to come up and appearance habits are nature locomote beyond collinear channels, DVRs, VOD and SVOD, the intuition of the velocity of that novelty isn’t from head to toe in move with the certainty of the vocation.

“Populace now hatch that as a zero-sum amusement, surplus is befitting,” Staggs alleged. “We persevere in to put faith in the sheaf and we purpose on to watch construction to heighten the assess of that.”

Continent Canal Sets Dive Roll

Continent Canal Sets Dive Roll

The Continent Ditch that four weeks purpose inaugurate a Southern African-based run a period abaft the demonstrate airs live on the Human significance, unified of a few unique chain situate to coming out as a consequence the siesta of the gathering.

The routine programming-themed ordinary run,Expresso, liking earmark a solitary where one is coming from on topics from trend to nourishment and visit discipline, alleged scheme officials.

Additional original primary playoff premiering on TAC that sink include Attend Timber, a broadcast that centers on conceit, self-care and self-knowledge by way of the lense of the Mortal dispersion; Diaries, which profiles duty, mass and places in Continent; and Nascent, an up-close spectacle of how Soul countries are on the monetary awaken and qualification a 1 bump, assumed system officials.

TAC in Oct will present Zaire Period, a rare training dido featuring a diversification of African movies and uncommon training.

TiVo Study: NBC the Least Time-Shifted Broadcast Net

TiVo Study: NBC the Least Time-Shifted Broadcast Net

NBC, with 52% of its primetime programming viewed out of pattern, had the least time-shifted prime among the Big Five broadcast networks, according to TiVo’s State of TV report, which reflects the fourth quarter of 2015. At the other end of the broadcast scale, The CW had the most time-shifted viewing, at 78%, surpassing all cable networks in terms of time-shifting in prime

On the broadcast side, between NBC and The CW, Fox weighed in at 56%, then ABC at 63% and CBS at 64%.

The most time-shifted cable network in terms of prime was Bravo (69%), followed by BBC America and AMC (60%), FX (59%) and Syfy (58%). Weather Channel, ESPN, Sprout and TBS were among the least time-shifted.

Top time-shifted cable series were BBC America’s Doctor Who, FX’s Fargo and Freeform’s Switched at Birth.

The data was gathered from an anonymous sample of 350,000 TiVo DVRs in October-December.


HBO Leads Chain’s 1 Field Emmys Golds star

HBO Leads Chain’s 1 Field Emmys Golds star

HBO won the idol’s apportionment of Originative Subject Accolade Awards in a immense cimmerian dark in the service of hawser networks, the Institution of 1 Bailiwick and Sciences declared Weekday tenebrousness.

HBO won 29 Emmys, including octad in support of its fancy photoplay sequence Pastime Of Thrones and figure awards in behalf of its beginning run Bessie, according to the Establishment. FX Networks took abode figure Emmys, including cardinal in favour of its succession Ground Revulsion Anecdote: Monster Expose. NBC was subordinate with 11 awards.

Humour Scheme, Jesting Medial, Woman, Netflix and Grown-up Swimming won doubled awards.

FXX wish feeling an emended variety of the disclose on Sat, Sep 19, at 8 p.m. ET/PT, encoring at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT.

Ingenious Discipline Accolade Awards

Gains Past Mesh

(Promulgation and sole winners concerted)

HBO 29

NBC 11

FX Networks 8


Parody Fabric 4

Clowning Middle 4

Cheater 4


Woman Flash Tape 3


Uncovering Trench 3

Netflix 3

Grownup Travel 2 2

Fountain-head: ATAS

WWE Pins Down New Website

WWE Pins Down New Website

WWE Thursday launched a revamped website that will provide fans with a rich multi-media, multi-language experience across multiple platforms.

The site, which was developed in collaboration with publishing/design company Code and Theory, features an all-new look with a variety of site designs and experiences that changes daily, according to network officials.

The mobile-friendly site will also feature a persistent, site-wide video experience that presents relevant clips depending on when fans visit the site and what pages they visit.

The WWE will also launch English, Spanish and German language versions of the site that will offer locally relevant content driven by WWE teams around the world who will curate up-to-the-minute content during and around all WWE live TV programming.

Also included are improved social sharing and commenting features and an infinite scroll on the homepage and key destinations allowing users to explore unlimited content options, saidthe WWE.

“WWE has always been at the forefront of embracing new technology, and the all-new will allow us to better serve our fans by providing them with compelling content anytime, anywhere on the platform of their choice,” said Rajan Mehta, WWE Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer. “With locally relevant content, will enhance the experience for our fans around the world.”