The number of people who subscribe to a subscription-video-on-demand service has risen to 68% -- up almost 5% over the last two years, a TiVo report states. Close to 70% of subscribers also have a traditional pay-TV service, the survey revealed.
Shepard Smith will remain on the air as news anchor at Fox News after signing a multiyear renewal with the cable network. "I am incredibly proud to be part of a group of journalists who helped build the FOX news division from scratch 22 years ago and extremely thankful for the opportunity to continue to lead our breaking news coverage for years to come," Smith said in a statement.
All major networks will have stand-alone streaming services by 2022, Diffusion Group research states. Subscriptions are expected to increase to almost 50 million by then.
Walt Disney on Wednesday announced that it will be reorganizing into four divisions. A direct-to-consumer unit was announced as part of the restructure, with Chief Strategy Officer Kevin Mayer named as head of the division.
CNN's Chris Cuomo will be moving to a prime-time slot permanently this spring, the network announced. Cuomo will step down from his role as co-host of "New Day" and will be replaced by John Berman.
Discovery, Science Channel and Syfy have all planned to air programming that will pay tribute to Stephen Hawking. Discovery and Science Channel today will begin broadcasting shows and miniseries featuring Hawking, while Syfy, starting Wednesday night, aired seven episodes of "Futurama" that feature Hawking voicing his own character.
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