CBS has decided to cancel the summer dramatic series, Zoo, after three seasons and 39 episodes, The Hollywood Reporter writes. The show, which was based on a James Patterson novel, starred James Wolk (Mad Men) as Jackson Oz, a zoologist who investigates mysterious animal attacks across the globe that ultimately shrink the human population. Click
Disney-owned ESPN is demanding that cable operator Altice, which serves roughly 2.5 million video customers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, carry the ACC Network and the SEC Network as part of a new carriage agreement now under negotiation. In addition, ESPN wants Altice, formerly known as Cablevision, to include its flagship channel in
Disney took a few bold steps into the future yesterday, announcing plans for two new streaming services, and a new licensing arrangement with Netflix. Click Amazon: Today’s Top-Selling TVs! The company, which has seen its profits shrink due to ESPN’s declining pay TV subscriptions, said it will launch a standalone ESPN-branded streaming service in 2018.
ESPN has decided to terminate the ‘ESPN Buzzer Beater’ channel, part of the sports network’s continuing effort to cut costs and shift resources. Click Amazon: See today’s top-selling TVs! Since 2011, Buzzer Beater has provided live ‘look-ins’ and analysis of college basketball games. But Kristie Adler, an ESPN spokeswoman, tells The TV Answer Man that
DIRECTV Now has moved the ESPN-owned Longhorn Network from a national channel available to most subscribers to a regional sports channel that can be watched largely only in Texas. Click Amazon: Today’s Top-Selling TVs! The move, which became effective May 11, means that the DIRECTV Now viewership for the Texas-themed sports network will be greatly
ESPN yesterday fired roughly 100 employees, including some well-known on-air personalities such as Trent Dilfer, Jayson Stark and Len Elmore. Click Amazon: Roku Premiere Streaming Player: $69. The dismissals were necessitated by ESPN’s shrinking revenues brought on in large part by having fewer subscribers in pay TV homes. Analysts yesterday offered a wide gamut of
ESPN has canceled the Sunday morning show, The Sports Reporters, after nearly 30 years on the air, reports Sports Illustrated. The publication writes that the show, which features a panel of journalists debating topical sports issues, is expected to end in May. An ESPN spokesperson declined to comment on the report, SI adds. Shop Now
DIRECTV subscribers in five states can now access the ESPN app on their satellite set-tops, enabling them to watch live events from ESPN 3, SEC Network +, ACC Network Extra, as well as ESPN On-Demand content, on their TVs. The five states where the ESPN app is now available on DIRECTV receivers are Alabama, Kentucky,