National Geographic this week announced a pair of new docuseries for its development slate. The network also will be adding drama series "The Hot Zone," and it has acquired documentary "Science Fair."
Best Buy will team up with Amazon this summer to sell 10 models of Fire TV Edition smart TVs from Toshiba and Insignia through its stores and website. The models can also be purchased through Amazon's website, where Best Buy will be listed as a third-party seller for the first time.
Discovery Communications is continuing to focus on over-the-top opportunities as viewers increasingly embrace streaming video services. In addition to licensing its content to OTT platforms such as Philo TV, the company has also launched its own apps -- with more planned for the future -- and CEO David Zaslav recently hinted at a potential direct-to-consumer service.
California legislation that would restore net neutrality regulations has moved forward in the state Senate after its provisions were scaled back. Under the bill -- which was introduced by Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco -- the state attorney general would monitor and enforce rules, instead of California's utility commission, and companies would not have to follow the rules in cable franchise agreements or to obtain state broadband installation contracts.
PBS has figured out what type of content its viewers want to watch and where, using cross-promotion of its various social accounts to generate 316.6 million video views on social in 2017. Most of the views were from Facebook or YouTube.
On Tuesday, Ford rolled out a video to social media followers celebrating its iconic Ford Mustang's 54th birthday. The video includes historic footage of Mustangs and is captioned, "We made the car. You made the community."
The Federal Communications Commission has voted in favor of launching 5G spectrum auctions, a move Charter Communications is applauding. "5G represents the next generation of wireless technology that together with our advanced high speed network will enable Charter to ultimately provide our customers a truly ubiquitous connected experience," the company said.
The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation has announced the winners of the 2018 Gracie Awards. Honorees include Reese Witherspoon, Ashley Judd, Hoda Kotb and Katie Couric, all of whom will be honored at a gala May 22.