Remember the marathon of The Simpsons that FXX ran last year? It was the longest marathon of a single show in the history of television, but it’s not going to hold on to that title for much longer. Later this month, VH1 Classic will air a 19-day marathon of Saturday Night Live, starting with season 39 on January 28th and ending with the first episode of season 1 on February 15th. More →
We’ve just been tipped that Time Warner Cable has begun emailing users of its iPad application, informing them of a looming channel-lineup change. The app in question — TWCable TV App for iPad — was released on March 15th, and allows TWC subscribers to stream live television right to their tablet device. A very neat feature… for customers. It seems as though several major networks are not all that fond of this customer-centric feature. “While most TV network owners agree with us that this is a great convenience for our customers and their viewers, a few networks disagree,” reads the email. “Unfortunately, that means that channels from network groups Discovery Communications, Fox Cable, and Viacom will be removed from your iPad lineup, effective immediately.” Time Warner notes that Animal Planet, Discovery, TLC, FX, National Geographic, BET, CMT, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Spike, and VH1 will no longer be available. In response, TWC has added 17 national and 3 local “replacement channels.” More →
Not something terribly new, but kind of cool nonetheless. VH1 picked up some footage from our Pharrell interview earlier in the year and used in one of their episodes of The Fabulous Life. If you missed the interview we did or just want to check out some “geeked out hotness” including Pharrell’s famous solid gold iPhone, check the video!