Advanced Television


ESPN BET sets launch date

ESPN BET, a newly-branded online sportsbook for fans in the US, is set to debut with a planned launch on November 14th. Subject to final approvals, ESPN BET will go live in 17 states, which include: Arizona, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West […]

November 2, 2023

Paramount holds on to BET Media stake

Paramount Global has reportedly abandoned plans to sell a majority stake in BET Media Group, which includes the BET cable networks, BET+ streaming service and VH1. The company notified bidders on August 16th that it has decided to end the sale process as a sale would not result in any meaningful deleveraging of its balance […]

August 17, 2023


ESPN has announced an agreement with PENN Entertainment to launch ESPN BET, a branded sportsbook for fans in the US. PENN Entertainment will rebrand its current sportsbook and relaunch as ESPN BET, effective this autumn in the 16 legalised betting states where PENN Entertainment is licensed. The rebrand includes the mobile app, website, and mobile […]

August 9, 2023

Paramount selling BET?

Paramount Global is considering the sale of a majority stake in BET Media Group, which includes the BET cable network, BET Studios and VH1, according to Reuters. BET drew expressions of interest from Byron Allen, whose Allen Media Group’s assets include The Weather Channel. Tyler Perry, the actor and producer best known for the Madea […]

March 7, 2023

Inside The Black Box season 2 on Crackle

Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, and Publicis Media’s APX Content Ventures, have announced a second season of the award-winning series Inside The Black Box will premiere December 1st exclusively on the Crackle streaming app. The series will be available to stream for free on a wide variety of devices, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, […]

November 8, 2022

@Home With Tori exclusively on VIZIO

VIZIO has unveiled the exclusive world premiere of the all new lifestyle series, @Home with Tori, sponsored by a collection of household name brands. Starring iconic actress, producer and creator, Tori Spelling, each new episode of the 10-part TV series will be available weekly on VIZIO’s WatchFree+ streaming service. This new VIZIO Features offering brings […]

June 9, 2022

C&W brings Paramount+ to Caribbean

Paramount+, the SVoD service from Paramount, has announced an alliance with C&W Communications, the communications and entertainment provider in the Caribbean, to bring its content exclusively to subscribers of Flow and BTC video services in more than 15 new markets including Anguilla, The Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curaçao, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts […]

March 29, 2022

Discovery names director designees for WBD

Discovery has announced the full slate of director designees for the combined company, Warner Bros Discovery (WBD).  The directors will be elected and begin serving on the WBD Board effective at the closing of the proposed combination of Discovery and WarnerMedia, which is expected to occur early in the second quarter of 2022. “I look […]

March 16, 2022

ViacomCBS, Comcast distribution agreements

ViacomCBS and Comcast Cable have reached comprehensive distribution agreements to deliver ViacomCBS’s full portfolio of broadcast, entertainment, news, and sports programming to Xfinity customers. The multi-year deal features renewed carriage of ViacomCBS’s networks – including CBS Television Network, BET, CBS Sports Network, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network, Pop TV, Smithsonian Channel, SHOWTIME, and others […]

January 14, 2022

ViacomCBS, Twitter content deal

ViacomCBS and Twitter have confirmed a multi-year global agreement to deliver premium digital content around ViacomCBS’s biggest live events, hit shows and iconic franchises from the company’s portfolio of entertainment, news and sports brands, including BET, CBS Television Network, CBS News, CBS Sports, Channel 5, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, Network 10, Nickelodeon, Paramount Network and […]

November 11, 2021