While the fireplace is one of the least original names ever concocted (is the bathtub the “waterplace?”), we can’t deny the crazy-high cozy factor of a homey hearth. And on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, heck, it just feels so …
By Jove, it’s a Christmas miracle! OK, maybe “miracle” is a bit of a stretch here, but Netflix adding two bona fide holiday classics to their streaming roster is surely more of a miracle than whatever happened on 34th Street, …
A couple of big time Oscar winners and a creepy current TV show highlight the latest batch of new releases for Netflix streaming subscribers. 2010 Best Picture winner The King’s Speech and Martin Scorcese’s family-friendly drama Hugo are both now classing up …
How’s March 20 work for you? That’s when Disney/Buena Vista says The Muppets will be released on DVD and Blu-ray. The holiday 2011 hit with Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Kermit, Miss Piggy, and the gang, will feature 1080p video, a DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 soundtrack, and supplements including: audio commentary with Jason Segel, James Bobin, and Nicholas Stoller; Scratching The Surface: A Hasty Examination of the Making of The Muppets; A Surprisingly Shallow But Profoundly Absurd Look At Muppets And Humans Working Together To Make Cinematic History; deleted scenes; and much more. The Blu-ray has one exclusive extra: The Longest Blooper Reel Ever Made (in Muppets history).
After weeks of speculation about who the next American Idol judges will be FOX has finally made the announcement at a special live event today. Among the rumored names to take over for last year’s judges were Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and actor/singer Jennifer Lopez. FOX has confirmed the rumors to be true. Tyler and Lopez will join veteran Randy Jackson who will judge his 10th season of the show.
Disney will offer a free preview of its Disney Family Movies service on Labor Day Weekend from Thursday, September 2 through Monday, September 6. The subscription-based video-on-demand (SVOD) service will show films such as “Pocahontas,” “Muppet Treasure Island,” “A Bug’s Life,” and the Disney-Pixar animated short “Monster Truck Mater” during the preview.
DirecTV, who co-carried the Friday Night Lights debut episode last Wednesday, drew more than 400,000 viewers. The show was in consideration of being canceled by NBC, but sharing production costs with DirecTV has kept it alive. A statement from the satellite company said they were “very pleased with the results.”
Crown Media announced a contractual agreement with Cox Communications to carry the Hallmark Movie Channel in high-definition. The multi-year deal (length of contract not specified) will allow Cox to distribute Hallmark Movie Channel HD to its subscribers.
In a press release yesterday, Crown Media Holdings announced they will be launching the Hallmark Movie Channel in HD, along with a renewal of their distribution agreement with Time Warner Cable.
Crown Media Holdings, which owns the Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel, will continue to be broadcast into 12 million homes through Time Warner’s distribution. The agreement includes both standard and high definition versions.