Evening Headlines — 6/10/13

Apple's Tim Cook Unveils iTunesRadio
As expected, at today's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), Apple CEO Tim Cook took the stage during the keynote address to introduce iTunesRadio, Apple's music streaming service. The service is expected to compete against the likes of Pandora, Google All Access and iHeartRadio. [All Access]


WSMV, the NBC affiliate in Nashville, has issued a correction to a series of reports on the disappearance of Holly Bobo that have aired over the last month. The station reviewed the reports after the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation slammed them as “irresponsible and unprofessional journalism.” In the on-air correction, anchor Tom Randles walked back much of the information provided from “Without Warning,” a nonprofit organization assisting the Bobo family with investigating the disappearance. [TVSpy]


Social TV Use Appears to Be Growing — More CW than CBS
Did you know you're more likely to immediately tell all your Facebook friends about the terrible thing Kim Kardashian just said than you are to tweet during the show about [redacted] dying a horrible death on Game of Thrones? The Council for Research Excellence identified several social trends around television, and some are surprising. [Adweek]


Nigel Lythgoe and Ken Warwick are exiting the singing contest. Its 12th season ended in May with a record low-rated finale.The producers follow judges Mariah Carey, Nicki Minaj and Randy Jackson out the door. [AP/TVNewsCheck]

Cable industry to discuss challenges — and hear from Jennifer Lopez
The cable industry’s annual gathering is usually a celebration of new technologies, popular programming and sunny projections for growth. But when top pay-TV executives gather in Washington for the NCTA convention this week the conversation may be a bit more somber as there are some big clouds on the horizon that will put a damper on what typically has been a three-day party. [LA Times]

PBS Joins With Univision to Show a ‘Frontline’ Film
Viewers who miss the “Frontline” film “Rape in the Fields” on PBS on June 25 will be able to watch a version the following Saturday on another broadcast network — Univision. On that Spanish-language network, the film, which investigates the sexual assault of migrant farm and packing plant workers, will be broadcast as “Violación de un Sueño” (“Violation of a Dream.”) [NY Times]

CNN Trying New Weekly Nighttime Talk Show
It's a safe bet that George Stroumboulopoulos will be the first male CNN personality to wear two earrings and a skull ring from a designer who made one for Keith Richards. Stroumboulopoulos, whose new nighttime talk show premieres Sunday, is more curious than dangerous, though. [AP/TVNewsCheck]

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

SATURDAY SPECIAL: "Great Affiliation Switch" captivated Tri-State viewers in '95

Don't call it MyFox44: WEVV draws from its history, changes name of new Fox station to Fox44

SATURDAY SPECIAL: Tiny Hughes made WROZ Evansville's country home in the '70s and '80s