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    by D. Pagan Communications on August 22, 2018 at 1:00 am

    BEIJING, AUGUST 22, 2018 – FingerWorks Telestrators, the leading live telestrator for professional sports and e-sports broadcasters, is highlighting its leading telestration software at BIRTV 2018. The company’s FingerWorks VR and FingerWorks ReVu will be on display at Booth #3003, through its ... […]

  • Netflix Renews ‘End of the F***ing World’ for Season 2
    by Jon Lafayette on August 21, 2018 at 11:31 pm

    Netflix said it's not the end of the world after all. The series The End of the F***ing World is returning for a second season. The series was co-commissioned by Netflix and Channel 4. Season two will premiere globally on Netflix except in the U.K. where it will premiere on Channel 4. Charlie ... […]

  • Rep. Duncan Hunter Indicted for Campaign Finance Fraud
    by John Eggerton on August 21, 2018 at 10:58 pm

    California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter and his wife Margaret have been indicted for using campaign funds for personal expenses and trying to cover them up. The five count indictment includes conspiracy to commit offenses against the United States, wire fraud, falsification of records, prohibited ... […]

  • Genius Brands Raises $4.5M Before ‘Rangers’ Launch
    by Jon Lafayette on August 21, 2018 at 10:56 pm

    Kids’ programmer Genius Brands International said it raised $4.5 million in a financing round led by Robert Wolf of 32 Ventures. Genius Brands’ pre-school property Rainbow Rangers is set to appear on Viacom’s Nick Jr. on Nov. 5. That will be followed next spring by the rollout of consumer products ... […]

  • NCTA: FTC Needs to Maintain Light Regulatory Touch
    by John Eggerton on August 21, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    NCTA: The Internet & Television Association said the Federal Trade Commission needs to take a light-touch approach to regulating the wildly competitive communications marketplace, but apply that touch to everyone in the space. That came in comments this week in advance of months-long FTC ... […]

  • NBC Orders Second Season of ‘Making It’
    by Michael Malone on August 21, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    NBC is ordering a second season of summer series Making It, from Universal Television Alternative Studio. Hosted by Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman, former cast members on Parks and Recreation, Making It is a craft-oriented competition series “that celebrates the creativity and craftiness in all of ... […]

  • White House Touts Trump Fundraising
    by John Eggerton on August 21, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    The White House was trumpeting President Donald Trump's fundraising and campaigning prowess Tuesday (Aug. 21) as the midterm election nears, prowess that often was rooted in attacking the press as a way to drum up those dollars. That came in a background call with reporters only hours before ... […]

  • Fox Orders Third Season of ‘Beat Shazam’
    by Michael Malone on August 21, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    Fox has renewed the game show Beat Shazam for a third season. Jamie Foxx hosts and executive produces the show. His daughter Corinne will return as deejay. Other executive producers on Beat Shazam are Mark Burnett, Jeff Apploff, Barry Poznick, Rich Riley and Lauren Zalaznick. “Jamie Foxx is a ... […]

  • MTV’s VMAs Light Up New York
    by Michael Malone on August 21, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    I got to venture to MTV’s Video Music Awards Monday night at Radio City Music Hall in New York. The bar was open, the food was plentiful and the entertainment was nonstop from 9 until 11 p.m., even if it was geared toward someone a wee bit younger than me. Cardi B opened the show cradling what ... […]

  • Newspapers to FTC: Digital Deck Is Stacked Against Quality Journalism
    by John Eggerton on August 21, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    The News Media Alliance has told the Federal Trade Commission that it needs to take action to "rein in tech giants' anticompetitive conduct." That came in comments to the agency in advance of a planned series of public hearings over the next six months or so on competition and consumer protection ... […]