Television

Comcast outbids Fox in $40B battle for Sky

Comcast has outbid Twenty-First Century Fox for the UK’s Sky, a final step in what’s been a years-long takeover battle between the two media conglomerates. Comcast’s final offer gives Sky a roughly $39 billion price tag. The acquisition of Sky, which has 23 million subscribers in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Italy, will give Comcast a much stronger foothold in the international market and much-needed ammo to compete with Amazon and Netflix in the streaming wars. Both companies upped their offers for Sky at the settlement auction Saturday, with Comcast offering £17.28 per Sky ordinary share and Fox offering £15.67 per share. Comcast initially priced Sky’s shares at £14.75 apiece. Fox’s original offer was £14 per share. Both companies will reveal their ...

Josh Groban Delivers Soulful Performance Of ‘River’ On ‘Jimmy Fallon’: Watch

Josh Groban stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Thursday (Sept. 20) for a special outdoor performance of his song, "…

TV Ratings: 2018 Emmy Awards Fall in Early Numbers

The Emmy Awards delivered a big night for streaming services Monday (Sept. 17), but not for the broadcast networks — both in terms of …

Jimmy Fallon & Yara Shahid Encourage Young Voters in ‘Schoolhouse Rock’-Inspired Cartoon: Watch

Jimmy Fallon is throwing it all the way back to the '70s to take you to Voting Avenue. In honor of the generation of American kids who…

Blake Lively Admits She Still Has Her Spice Girls Outfit: ‘I Thought I Was Baby Spice For a While’

Blake Lively has made a name for herself in the acting world, starring in Gossip Girl, The Age of Adeline and most recently, her Anna…

Justin Bieber and Jimmy Fallon Go Undercover For Hilarious ‘Musical Photo Bomb’ Skit: Watch

It's nearly impossible for Justin Bieber to go anywhere unnoticed, but with the help of Jimmy Fallon, the singer was able to enjoy a nice stroll…

Donald Trump’s MTV Reality Show Contestants Recall ‘A Horrible, Horrible Experience’

In the summer of 2008, Donald Trump — riding high on the renewed success of his Emmy-nominated NBC reality show The Apprentice, thanks to…

Watch Maya Rudolph, Fred Armisen & Jimmy Fallon Do Impressions of Each Other on ‘Tonight Show’

Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen joined Jimmy Fallon in showing off their best impressions on Monday's episode of The Tonight Show. "For as…

Heidi Klum Didn’t Text Drake Back After He Asked Her Out: ‘I Still Love Your Music!’

Ellen DeGeneres has a way of putting people on the spot, and it wasn't any different when supermodel Heidi Klum appeared on Tuesday's (…

Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Parts Unknown’ to Return for Final Season

Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown will return for a final season in the fall on CNN. The seven-episode 12th season will debut on Sept. 23. One…

Playstation Vue expands its lineup with 200 more local channels

Sony’s Playstation Vue, the over-the-top TV streaming service that’s now up against a host of new competitors including Hulu and YouTube TV, is expanding its lineup to include more local stations. While the service had already offered some limited access to locals in select markets, this expansion brings 200 more stations across the U.S. to its service, including ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC stations. In total, there are now more than 450 local stations available, the company says. (A list of the additions is available here.) It also today added ESPN College Extra. The news is notable because of how far behind Playstation Vue has slid in terms of subscribers, since the launch of newcomers to the market. And many of these newcomers have been touting their access to locals as one of their benefits...

Spotify expands its $4.99 per month student bundle with Hulu to include Showtime

Spotify today is announcing a new way for students to access its Premium service, along with Hulu and Showtime, for a discounted price of $4.99 per month for all three. The new deal is an expansion of the existing Hulu and Spotify bundle for students, which launched around a year ago at the same price. Now those existing subscribers as well as new ones will be able to stream from all three services when they sign up. The new bundle consists of Spotify Premium for Students, Hulu with Limited Commercials, and Showtime . Students will need to be attending a Title IV accredited institution in the U.S. to qualify for the discounted pricing. When Spotify teamed up with Hulu back in September 2017, it was the first time it had ever partnered with a streaming video service on a bundle deal. The de...