The Meredith Vieira Show premieres today on NBC, and you may recognize a familiar face from PR: former Hillshire Brands CCO Jon Harris, who will serve as announcer on the show.

The Meredith Vieira Show premieres today on NBC, and you may recognize a familiar face from PR: former Hillshire Brands CCO Jon Harris, who will serve as announcer on the show.

"I wanted to sit with the cool kids at lunch, so I approached Netflix to make sure they were as cool as I thought they were, and when I confirmed my suspicions, like with any other future lover, I made my move."

— Chelsea Handler on her deal to host Netflix’s first original talk show.

Yahoo is following the lead of Netflix and Amazon by planning four half-hour-long comedy series from established writers and directors that could make the company a player in original content. The move would enable Yahoo to take on cable networks and streaming services for coveted advertising dollars. 
Source: The Wall Street Journal

Yahoo is following the lead of Netflix and Amazon by planning four half-hour-long comedy series from established writers and directors that could make the company a player in original content. The move would enable Yahoo to take on cable networks and streaming services for coveted advertising dollars.

Source: The Wall Street Journal


Thousands of users saw an error message or long load times during the season four premiere of smash fantasy series Game of Thrones on HBO’s Go mobile app. The network tweeted some humorous, show-themed messages in response.
Netflix has seen profits soar as global paid subscriber numbers passed 40 million - more than HBO. The company’s executives cite its investment in original programs, such as House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, as a main profit driver. Netflix plans to double its investment in original content, including more TV shows and original movies.

Netflix has seen profits soar as global paid subscriber numbers passed 40 million - more than HBO. The company’s executives cite its investment in original programs, such as House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, as a main profit driver. Netflix plans to double its investment in original content, including more TV shows and original movies.

Jeffrey Hayzlett, CEO of The Hayzlett Group and former CMO of Kodak, will star in a new series on Bloomberg Television about companies that are shaping the global business landscape. C-Suite with Jeffrey Hayzlett will debut on October 8 at 9:30pm ET. In the first episode, Hayzlett, a contributing editor for Bloomberg Television, visits Dunkin’ Donuts headquarters to get an inside look at the food chain’s leadership. Future episodes will feature companies such as MGM, Domino’s Pizza, Crossfit, Major League Soccer, and Heineken.

David Fincher won an Emmy Award last night for best director for Netflix political drama House of Cards - the first victory in a major category for an online video distributor.  Earlier this year, communications leaders talked to PRWeek about how Netflix rebuilt its reputation by listening to consumers and focusing on original content. Read the story here.

David Fincher won an Emmy Award last night for best director for Netflix political drama House of Cards - the first victory in a major category for an online video distributor.

Earlier this year, communications leaders talked to PRWeek about how Netflix rebuilt its reputation by listening to consumers and focusing on original content. Read the story here.

The independent biopic Jobs, starring Ashton Kutcher as Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, released the above poster, The colorful image reflects the company’s original logo. 

The independent biopic Jobs, starring Ashton Kutcher as Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, released the above poster, The colorful image reflects the company’s original logo. 

CBS pulled the season finale of Mike & Molly, in the wake of a deadly tornado that hit Oklahoma. The plot of the episode, which was set to air Monday night, involved a tornado approaching Chicago. A CBS spokesperson said the network will air the episode at an appropriate date.

CBS pulled the season finale of Mike & Molly, in the wake of a deadly tornado that hit Oklahoma. The plot of the episode, which was set to air Monday night, involved a tornado approaching Chicago. A CBS spokesperson said the network will air the episode at an appropriate date.

Disney’s makeover of heroine Merida from its animated film Brave provoked outrage from fans and a Change.org petition decrying her sexier image. The filmmaker behind the movie, Brenda Chapman, called the new look “a blatantly sexist marketing move based on money.” What do you think of Disney’s decision to make over Merida?

Disney’s makeover of heroine Merida from its animated film Brave provoked outrage from fans and a Change.org petition decrying her sexier image. The filmmaker behind the movie, Brenda Chapman, called the new look “a blatantly sexist marketing move based on money.” What do you think of Disney’s decision to make over Merida?