Funimation’s Summer Anime Simulcasts

Funimation has announced 14 “simulcast” titles that will run on its anime subscription service this summer, with a promise of more to come. Subtitled simulcasts air shortly after each show’s Japanese broadcast premiere. Several of the titles will also be dubbed into English, a feature Funimation claims as exclusive to its service. The episodes, in … Read more

Report: Ads Mustn’t Undermine Internet Video

U.S. broadband households watch an average of 3.8 hours of Internet video on TV screens per week — 20% of all video seen on these devices. This represents a tremendous opportunity for advertisers, according to a new report, Tracking Eyeballs: Video Analytics and Measurement, by industry research firm Park Associates. Park Associates forecasts total digital … Read more

Dems’ Protest: Potent Publicity for Live Streaming

Twitter and Facebook’s live streaming capabilities have come to the fore thanks to the Democrats’ historic sit-in on the floor of the House of Representatives. After the House leadership cut off the body’s official TV feed, the Dems turned to Twitter’s Periscope and Facebook Live to bring their marathon protest to the world. Twitter is … Read more

‘Glued’: Sitcom About Binge-Watching

Comcast Cable’s Xfinity has debuted its first original web series – Glued, a six-part sitcom about a binge-watching married couple. The series comes with serious sitcom credentials. It stars real-life married couple John Ross Bowie (Barry Kripke in The Big Bang Theory) and Jamie Denbo as the couple obsessing over watching every episode of a hit fictional … Read more

Free ‘Ray Donovan’ Premiere

Non-Showtime subscribers can watch a free, TV-14 rated version of the season four premiere episode of its award-winning series Ray Donovan, starring Liev Schreiber, on YouTube and SHO.com. The start of the new season finds Ray, an in-demand professional fixer in Los Angeles, seeking redemption following his murder confession to a priest. The series also … Read more

‘Odd Squad’ Returns, Movie to Come

PBS’ acclaimed math-centric, live-action kids “detective” series Odd Squad, starting its second season with an hour-long special today, will also premiere its first-ever movie, conveniently titled Odd Squad: The Movie, on August 1. The new season features two new Odd Squad kid agents, but in the movie the original two Odd Squad agents will return to team up with … Read more

Three Dads to Watch on Sunday

Trivia: From 1954 to 1977, three classic TV dads – Jim Anderson, Steve Douglas and Fred Sanford– ruled the airwaves. But never at the same time! Anderson’s Father Knows Best left the air after the 1959-1960 season. That fall, Douglas’ My Three Sons began, lasting through 1971-1972. Then Fred Sanford’s Sanford & Son premiered. Of … Read more