Thursday, June 16, 2011

NEWS: Daytime Emmys, TV Content Online, Matthew John Armstrong

Emmys: Why Daytime TV Still Matters (Q&A)
Daytime Emmy Award telecast producer Jim Romanovich tells THR he's "waiting" to see if Oprah will attend the June 19 ceremony.

"We're not going to change the format per se, but what we are going to do is enhance what we did last year. You're going to see bigger stars, both from daytime and from Las Vegas. I can tell you that Gladys Knight, Marie Osmond, Penn & Teller, the Blue Man Group and Cirque du Soleil will all be performing."

TRUE BLOOD Turns Straight Character Gay… But Which One?
Perhaps no transformation in the show’s colorful history will come as quite as great a shock as the one that we find out about during the HBO hit’s ferociously anticipated fourth season, premiering June 26: A major character, heretofore heterosexual, will be involved in a same-sex romance.

In 2 Years Nearly All TV Content Will Be Online
Executives from Disney, Turner, and Comcast were in unanimous agreement that we are only two years away from 75 percent of TV content being available online and on mobile devices. At the Elevate Video Advertising Summit in New York this afternoon, Matt Strauss from Comcast Interactive Media, Jeremy Legg from Turner, and David Preshlack of Disney and ESPN predicted that TV "everywhere" was imminent, and that in the same time frame the networks will be almost completely agnostic about where and when their video content is being viewed.

Matthew John Armstrong to appear in four episode arc on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS
Armstrong debuts as Lee, Piper's father, on Tuesday, June 21.

GLEE's Jane Lynch on Her Next Role: Emmy Host
"You get your chance in the opening number to make an impression. And then you have to step back and help move the show along. I don't think the onus is on me to be crazy and come out in wigs and funny makeup."

CBS Studios International, Canada Names Doug Smith as Vice President and General Sales Manager
In this position, Smith, who will be based in CBS Studios International's Toronto office, will lead the division's sales and distribution activities across all platforms throughout Canada.

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