If you’re an Emmy viewer but you’ve made your international travel plans for August forgetting that the awards show airs on August 29 this year because of NBC’s NFL coverage, you’re still probably OK as the Emmys will be broadcast in more than 150 territories.
U.K.-based Fireworks International, which distributes the Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony internationally, announced a slew of new deals and renewals for the three-hour show with broadcasters including Orbit Showtime (Middle East), Turner Entertainment (Germany), RTE (Ireland), Sony Latin America (Latin America), TV3 (American Samoa), M-Net (Africa), Fiji TV (Fiji), Metropolis for True Vision (Thailand) and Non-Stop (Scandinavia, Benelux and Baltics). Under ongoing agreements, the event will continue to be be broadcast via AXN (Japan), TV2 (Denmark), SET (Spain and Portugal), HBO Ceska (Eastern Europe), Hot Vision (Israel), Orion Cinema Network (Korea), TV3 Media Prima (Malaysia), ABS-CBN (Philippines) and CNBC (Turkey).
Its ratings may have fallen in the U.S. over the past year, but CBS’ veteran CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is back on top as the world’s most watched drama series. The show just received the International TV Audience Award at the 50th Monte Carlo TV Festival, which acknowledges programs that delivered the … Read More »
This riff off of Tom Cruise’s Tropic Thunder parody of a movie producer that was a hit at the MTV Movie Awards (and is a viral video phenom) couldn’t come at a better time for him.Because Cruise’s upcoming rom com … Read More »
NBC went for some corporate synergy in selecting the talent for this year’s 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards Red Carpet Special, which will air August 29 at 7PM, leading to the network’s live coast-to-coast coverage of the Emmy Awards hosted by Jimmy Fallon. The one-hour special will be hosted by Billy Bush … Read More »
I’ve written about the popularity of 3D Emmy mailers this season. NBC Uni’s Universal Media Studios took the 3D Emmy promo trend one, well, a few steps further with the first ever department store-based campaign featuring mannequin displays. Some customers … Read More »
At the TCA Awards nominations last week, Lost landed three noms: in the top category, program of the year, for best drama series and for the Heritage Award, a category for shows that are no longer on the air. Three of … Read More »
UPDATED: Probably boosted by the night’s big winner Twilight, the 2010 MTV Movie Awards did solid business in the ratings. The awards show hosted by Aziz Ansari, which stirred controversy with its extensive profanity use, was watched by 5.8 million viewers on MTV, MTV2 and VH1. That was down 2% … Read More »
UPDATE MONDAY: Dealing with the fallout from its profanity-laden MTV Movie Awards last night, MTV issued a statement apologizing for the 100+ curse words uttered from the stage of the show, some of which made it into the live broadcast without being bleeped.
“The MTV Movie Awards is a live televised event known for irreverent comedy and a party atmosphere where our guests speak more freely than they otherwise might,” an MTV spokeswoman said. “While we aired the live broadcast with a delay, we were unable to mute every word that some might find objectionable. All of these words will be muted in subsequent airings. We sincerely apologize to those in our audience who were offended by any objectionable words that might have slipped by for the live airing.”
The always-vigilant Parents Television Council used the opportunity to attack the current cable system that offers basic cable channels in packages. (Cable nets are not regulated by the FCC.) It addressed the MTV Movie Awards as well as the premiere of the new MTV series The Hard Times of RJ Berger that followed it and, for some reason, kept referring to the awards show as the MTV Music Awards.
“Families were assaulted by the content found on the MTV Music Awards and on Hard Times and we should not have to pay for this kind of filth on our cable bills – especially since it’s targeted directly towards our children,” said PTC President Tim Winter. “The fact that both programs were rated as appropriate for 14-year-olds demonstrates the lack of any serious regard Viacom or MTV have for the television content ratings system. A movie with the same amount of profanity as on both shows would (or at least should) garner an R-rating…The Music Awards and Hard Times should have been rated TV-MA.” PREVIOUS SUNDAY 11 PM: Two words summed up tonight’s MTV Movie Awards: Twilight and f**k. Both found their way into pretty much every segment, with Twilight: New Moon winning every category it was nominated in and the number of F-bombs dropped probably setting a record for a TV broadcast. Here are some pf the night’s highlights:
3D seems to be the hottest thing in features right now, with most tentpole movies being turned into 3D releases. The trend is also hitting Emmy mailers this year, with many of them going 3D. In addition to the cool Big … Read More »
Simon Cowell says he is “excited” about creating a worldwide talent show pitting winners of his Got Talent franchise against each other. Such a show would draw on the winners and runners-up from some of the 36 countries that televise the format. It would be broadcast to an international audience … Read More »
The TV Critics Association went for changing of the guard with the nominations for its annual awards. Freshman comedy Modern Family was the most nominated program with 5 noms, followed closely by another hot freshman, Glee, and drama Breaking Bad. Meanwhile, … Read More »
It is Betty White’s year, and she will most certainly expand her collection of 16 Emmy nominations with one and possibly two new noms. The white-hot White has been submitted in the guest actress in a comedy series category for her … Read More »
OMFG, the CW is doing its first ever Emmy campaign. Well, actually, it is not a full-blown Emmy campaign but a splashy insert in the upcoming Emmy magazine that will raise eyebrows. Because it borrows from CW’s racy 2008 “OMFG” marketing campaign … Read More »
The 37th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will feature a tribute to American Bandstand and Dick Clark, with Cher, Barry Manilow, Garth Brooks, Marie Osmond, Ann-Margret, Frankie Avalon, The Spinners, Jay Leno and Simon Cowell among those scheduled to be part of it. Hosted by Regis Philbin, the Daytime Emmys … Read More »